Blog pages with tag:

Digitization

09Dec2020

The handwritten signature exists in the digital age too. But there are so many different names for it: electronic signature, qualified electronic signature, digital signature – what’s the difference between them? And what do they all mean anyway?

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26Nov2020

Storing documents on a central server - is that already a step towards digitalization? Maybe that was the case 30 years ago, but certainly not today. Current technologies can do much more than just manage documents. This opens up new opportunities for companies - for better quality, a higher level of automation and the secure feeling of having things under control.

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06Nov2020
Digitization

The Process Turntable in Quality Management

by Oliver Benecke

One of the great challenges in quality-focused companies is to maintain an overview of all incidents and to react quickly. No wonder that an awareness for quality-focused processes is growing in many companies. Incident management is the hub for these processes. The starting point is always an event that triggers a process. Incidents can have a variety of causes and depend strongly on the respective company’s business model.

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23Oct2020

Modern technologies and business software play an increasingly important role when it comes to quality. Companies investing in this area could gain significant competitive advantages.

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19Oct2020
Collaboration, Digitization

Five OKR Risks and How to Counter Them

by Patrick Jörg

Objectives and Key Results (OKR) is an agile management method increasingly used for team leadership. The success of the agile approach is beyond doubt: instead of executives setting goals for employees, goals are developed together as a team, which has a positive effect on employee motivation and productivity. However, this kind of goal-setting is not for lone wolves. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the risks of this method before implementing it. In particular, the following points about OKR should be noted:

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13Oct2020
Collaboration, Digitization

New Work - Technology Meets Cultural Change

by Tim Bennemann

Too much stress, too many projects, too many changes—if there is no measurable success, dissatisfaction levels can quickly increase. This underlines the need to find new ways of working together (New Work). After all, many of our current problems can no longer be solved with traditional models of organization, work and leadership. On the contrary, they need new ideas, ways of thinking and structures.

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07Oct2020
Collaboration, Digitization

Five Tips for Digital and Agile Team Management

by Nico Schulze

Be honest: how digitally and agilely do you really work in your team? Perhaps you are one of the 50 percent of managers who are convinced that their team is already agile. According to a study by the Kienbaum management consultancy, however, just 10 percent of German companies actually operate in an agile way organization-wide. This is a sobering realization when you consider that, according to McKinsey, the consulting firm, agile companies are significantly more profitable and crisis-proof than non-agile companies. In this blog post, we will give you five tips that will help you set up your agile team digitally and to sustainably make this a living, vibrant way your daily business works.

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25Sep2020

In previous blog posts, we have explained how you can achieve Teams excellence in three steps and have covered topics such as integrating • setup and technology • knowledge and expertise • organization and guidelines into your modern workplace strategy. Customers who follow this route with COSMO CONSULT are laying the foundations for successfully introducing Microsoft Teams.

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21Sep2020
Collaboration, Digitization

Virtual Teamwork Needs Rules

by Bernhard Rastorfer

Collaboration in the digital space works even without collaboration tools. But it’s only through using solutions like Microsoft Teams that work groups ensure they “team up” more efficiently—always provided that the tool is optimally integrated into existing business processes. A few sensible guidelines help maintain transparency and to work efficiently long-term in the New Normal.

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16Sep2020
Collaboration, Digitization

How to Turn Your Employees into Microsoft Team Professionals

by Bernhard Rastorfer

You can install Microsoft Teams quickly and get it unlocked even faster. It is not just about the technology though. Employees and administrators must also be fit to use and manage the new apps.

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