In this second part I continue my view on the what, the how, the why of the roboboss. We smelled the roboboss in part one, and let me just reveal that the smell will not go away. Oh yes, and then I promised a namedropping of Robert Downey Jr. It will come. But let us first see what the politicians and research are saying, what it means to be high tech and/or high touch, and why we need to split management and leadership.
Two intense days in San Diego with the WorldBlu tribe have come to an end. And what an experience! Here are our take-homes, in a fast, short format: Focus on freedom at work, reconnecting with the WorldBlu network, and readjusting our mental compass. Great inspiration for all leaders.
The Usain Bolt speed of technology being integrated in our everyday life is not to be neglected. This also goes for our work life. But how should we deal with, and, not least, how should leaders deal with it? Are we at a point where we are ready to talk about a roboboss?
For me, the answer to that question calls for blog that is broken into two parts. First, giving a needed historic view of technology, and an overview of what kind of software and technology is out there that can strengthen and support leaders in their actions. Second, a discussion of high tech AND/OR high touch, as well as management AND/OR leadership – a discussion that will also include an odd namedropping of Robert Downey Jr.
Having coaching dialogues with employees is an integrated part of the modern leadership. It makes it easier for the employees to be heard, and as a leader you’ll be able to better understand what motivates the employees. The coaching dialogue is also an important part of personal growth for employees to achieve their full potential. It is however a difficult field to master, as misunderstanding is an inevitable part of communication.
Internal Communication is not about producing news anymore. I sincerely believe that. Actually, it should never have been about that in the first place. But since this was perceived as a way to showcase the value of Internal Communication, I guess that’s why some perceive internal communication as being those guys who produce the employee magazine and the news for the Intranet.