En videoguide til Future of Work

 

Hvordan griber du din ledelse an i fremtiden? Kan du fortsætte med at gøre som du gør nu, eller skal der noget andet til?

Erik har sammen med Heartbeats lavet en stribe videoer, der beskriver vores tilgang til de fem elementer i fremtidens ledelse: Formål og retning, innovation, kultur, organisering, og leadership. Videoerne belyser også den opdaterede lederrolle og den tilknyttede adfærd. (mere…)

Case: Transformation in a bank to Future of Work

 

In the fall 2014 this department initiated a transition from silos towards project orientation, acknowledging the caveat of silos and hierarchies, and the benefits of network and empowerment. The debates on disruption and the customer engaged enterprise ignited this further, which animated the leaders to think differently about experimentation, cross-pollination of skills and experiences, and delivery methods. (mere…)

Case: Purpose-driven leadership in a department in DONG Energy Wind Power

 

In 2012, I was asked to lead the Business Systems team in DONG Energy Wind Power, reporting to top management. The team had approximately 14 team members including some student workers, and a vast amount of stakeholders and collaboration partners in a complex network within the organization. We delivered a portfolio mix of IT projects, service delivery, and system maintenance of business critical knowledge management solutions. (mere…)

Lifehack: How not to get stress

 

This is part of an article in 5 parts, taking you through the physics of stress, and how to prevent it. Start reading here – or go to one of the below sections to dig deeper into each element.

 

Seen from a physical point, stress is the sum of the effects of a prolonged exposure to cortisol. No more, no less.

It can damage your brain, your body and in worst case it is deadly. Yes it is. And not only in Japan.

Cortisol is as such a natural and necessary element of our metabolism, but its just not meant to be in our blood all the time. It is released into the blood when we face something that we perceive as danger. It makes you an instant superhero ready for either fight or flight, even if the danger is ‘only’ a deadline or a pile of tasks with no time or capacity to do them. When we discuss stress, the perceived danger is the stressor – what makes us stressed.

While adrenaline, the other powerful stress hormone, gets in and out quite fast, cortisol is released slower, and gets out of the system quite slowly:

cortisol_normal

Amount of cortisol in your blood over time, after impact of a stressor.

The scale on the figure is days. Perhaps even weeks. (mere…)