LIVEnews Issue 3

The Journey Has Just Begun!

 

I guess finding the right job is like finding true love: Trying to force it can be counterproductive, whereas floating around open minded opens opportunities that otherwise would be unthinkable. Coming from Neurosciences, it wasn’t exactly a no-brainer to end up as co-founder of a consulting company, but I guess I was floating in the right direction :)
  
The founding of LIVEsciences allowed me not only to shape the company I want to work in, but also to shape my own future job. It empowered me to give my job a higher purpose - something I loved in Science, but that I was still searching for in the corporate world. 

Together we created a place where I can combine my sense of business and my idealistic world view. Having all the Lego I need to create something bigger than myself makes me feel like a curious little child again. I have lots of ideas I want to investigate and implement, and I am looking forward to exploring the new possibilities. 

The past months have been an incredible adventure with a vast number of learnings about myself and my environment, and the journey has just begun - my mind is open and my inner drive seems relentless. Seeing this awesome team and its smart minds and willpower, I have no doubts that together we can make a difference for us, our clients and anybody who is willing to join our journey.


Steffen

LIVEincubator - A Great Event With Great People

 

On November 10th, more than 30 people gathered in „the Silo“ of LaunchLabs Basel to take a look at future organizations, new ways of working, innovation, and to discuss until late what models could actually be applied in their work environments and how.
LIVEincubator

While there are many models available, there’s still some hesitation to leverage the principles in traditional corporates. Many startups are using these principles and are very successful with it, but it’s just way more complex for companies like Roche, Novartis, Celgene and Actelion. Yet still, all of these companies are feeling the pressure of the pace of a fast-changing environment.

Coming to this conclusion – besides many other small and big ideas, new triggers for action, beginning of friendships – this was a tangible outcome, which is why we are supporting the launch of teal4corporate.

Teal4corporate is purposed to start a movement in the corporate world adopting some future organization principles. It’s set up as a community shaped and driven by individuals who are passionate about the topic. Learn more at teal4corporate.com.

We want to thank all of the participants for the great and lively discussions, many different viewpoints and a lot of fun!

Value Catalysis - Make Output to Outcome


With our Value Catalysis workshops, we invite our customers to step out of their daily routine. As preparation, information about Output and Outcome of a specified organizational unit is gathered:

  • Output: what are the main tasks you perform, what are the key deliverables

  • Outcome: what would your stakeholders miss, if your unit stopped to exist

Basically, the Outcome is assigned to turnover, profit and compliance. Optional categories like sustainability, culture and company purpose might be added.

 

During the workshop itself the cause & effects from Output to Outcome will be recorded visually. For the complete process, we currently use a tool named FlyingLogic™. First results and customer feedback demonstrates that the visual simplification is a powerful way to reveal gaps and the focus area within the value chain. A welcomed side-effect is that by developing a shared understanding of the cause & effects individuals become more conscious about the meaning of their job and it makes their job tangibly more meaningful. We estimate that this kind of engagement pushes the team-performance in the mid-term perspective.

To get familiar with
Value Catalysis, we recommend to start straightforward with 4-5 employees attending a max. 2h lasting workshop. While Value Catalysis can be applied universally, the individual follow-ups could look very diverse.

To get a taste of how how the visual documentation looks, take a minute to watch the following example:







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