We would like to thank Harald Schirmer, Manager Digital Transformation and Change at Continental for his endorsement:
We see more and more books coming out form all kind of authors – evangelists, regular authors making money, just a few people actually being in the process of re-organization (they are typically quite busy right now ;-). Jon’s book is different.
When I first cross-read through the chapters, it felt like a very substantial glossary of today’s knowledge about organizational design. This includes structured development of what ‘social’ is, where it comes from and why it can (and should) make all the difference. The ‘digital’ influence is laid out and connected with the way we work today.
As I have seen his #OPM – Organization Prioritization Model – already in his blog, I was curious to see it embedded in the full story and … it all makes so much sense. It is all about understanding the relevance of people focus and how their enablement can work.
All this is investigated with great love for ‘HR’ and its future opportunities. I would love to see our HR decision makers reading Jon’s great food for thought – rooted in many very relevant case studies and references. There is plenty of proof for his arguments and conclusions, so even the typical doubters should be able to follow Jon’s proposals.
It is lacking the typical ‘tomorrow the world will look like this’ buzz-sentences. Jon’s analytic approach, staying close to the facts and studies, makes this book a trustful base for his conclusions – it is mind opening on the basis of great observations.
After reading, I felt empowered and engaged to drive my own social/digital/organizational transformation.
Harald Schirmer, Manager Digital Transformation and Change, Continental