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A Very Private Session — AskBen Episode #12

We hope y’all ready for the next edition of #AskBen. For this episode, we wanted to know a little bit more about Ben, himself. That’s why we collected your questions during the last weeks that a rather Ben than business-related! AskBen — Episode 12 — A Very Private Session! We’re thrilled to publish the next…

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Innovations & Digital — AskBen Episode #11

We hope y’all ready for the next edition of #AskBen. For this episode we selected some pioneering questions about innovations and digital approaches. Actually, it was tough to answer some of them — so don’t miss that! AskBen — Episode 11 — Spotlight On KPIs! We’re thrilled to publish the next episode of AskBen. For…

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10 Most Important IT KPIs You Should Track!

One doesn’t know if the universe is endless. But one thing I’m convinced of is the fact that the universe of IT KPIs is infinite. I wrote many articles about the KPIs of various business areas — finance, HR, social media, etc. And for sure, each of these areas posses a considerable amount of KPIs.…

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Spotlight On KPIs — AskBen Episode #10

We hope y’all ready for the next edition of #AskBen. Especially when you’re dealing with KPIs this episode is a must-watch for you! We’ve collected five essential KPI question for Ben to answer — so don’t miss that! AskBen — Episode 10 — Spotlight On KPIs! We’re thrilled to publish the next episode of AskBen.…

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Future Perspective — Employee Engagement + Corporate Communication

I am thrilled and beyond happy to present the most valuable and insightful content piece we’ve ever created. With the first “Future Perspective” edition about Employee Engagement and Corporate Communication, we put together some of our most essential knowledge and thoughts. With more than 40 pages, we get you prepared for the Future Of Employee…

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Strategy Talk: What’s Wrong With Today’s Corporate Communication?

I’m super happy to share the second part of our strategy talk about internal corporate communication strategy. With this interview part, we focused on today’s shortcomings many companies have in the field of corporate communication and related strategy. However, I also provide very practical advice on how to improve. I do hope the strategy talk…

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Mashing It Up — AskBen Episode #9

We hope y’all ready for the 8th edition of #AskBen. Particularly, because we selected a set of super interesting questions this time! AskBen — Episode 9 — Mashing It Up! We’re thrilled to publish the next episode of AskBen. For this edition, we collected a wide variety of questions — spanning from master data management…

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12 Financial KPIs Every Company Should Monitor!

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are probably among the most prominent tools to manage, monitor, and steer a company’s operations and strategy. And if you search Google, you’ll find hundreds of different KPIs that cover your business processes. However, if you’d ask me which KPIs to start with, my immediate answer is Financial KPIs! Marketing Counts,…

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47 Key Performance Indicator Examples — KPIs You Definitely Must Track!

Regardless of the business you operate, or the size of your company, Key Performance Indicators (KPI) are essential for sustainable success and growth. Moreover, monitoring the right set of Key Performance Indicators help to reach business and strategic goals massively. That’s why we put together the most relevant Key Performance Indicator Examples.  Actually, we went…

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10 Most Essential HR & Employee Engagement KPIs

Regardless of the business you operate or the size of your company, Human Resource (HR) and Employee Engagement KPIs are essential for sustainable success and growth. Moreover, monitoring the right set of HR and Employee Engagement KPIs helps to reach business and strategic goals massively. Why Are HR & Employee Engagement KPIs So Essential? The…

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Why Your Employee Motivation Strategy Doesn’t Work & How To Solve It!

Employee motivation and a proper employee motivation strategy is probably a company’s biggest asset. A highly motivated team that’s ready to rock’n’roll can outperform competitors that seem unbeatable on a fact sheet. Money, market position, or brand — that are all crucial factors indeed. But nothing comes close to motivation.  And I know, I’m not…

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Attention Is The Key To Corporate Communication!

I recently stumbled upon an article that talks about the key to corporate communication. Although from 2017 and not that lengthy, the text, that was published on DigitalSignageToday.com, attracted many people on social networks. And I have to say that the headline caught my attention. Not because I was curious but because I thought this…

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How To Improve Employee Engagement — A 5 Steps Approach

With COVID-19 impacting many businesses and particularly their processes and organization, many companies face new challenges. First and foremost, many companies have to adapt to lockdowns, remote working, and new working models. Accordingly, the question “how to improve employee engagement” during the pandemic and post-COVID times drives many managers. Apparently, employee engagement is probably an…

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Strategy Employee Communication

Strategy Talk: The ROI Of Employee Communication.

This blog post is a summary of an interview I gave about Employee Communication Strategy. What’s contained? Thoughts on the growing relevance of employee communication and how it has to change. Additionally, I touch the aspect of the business case behind employee communication. Interviewer: Many blog posts, podcasts, and videos you published recently cover the…

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What Is Employee Communication — A Reframed Definition!

Employee communication rapidly jumped back on the agenda of many companies in March 2020. Lockdowns, remote work, and a super-dynamic situation —caused by COVID-19— forced companies to dig deeper into the topic. And even the search phrase “what is employee communication” climbed rapidly in Google Statistics. Many Answers To The Question “What Is Employee Communication”…

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12 Secret Tips For Effective Employee Communication

With Corona impacting businesses all over the world, effective employee communication has become a huge competitive differentiator. Lockdowns, remote work, and the super-dynamic situation force enterprises to elaborate on new ways of effective communication channels. 

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Employee Communication App — 9 Types Of Content You Need!

Everybody knows that there’s no way around employee communication apps anymore. Long before Corona, many companies understood the necessity of exploring new ways to distribute content with employees. Corona was the final punch. Home office, de-centralized working, and a hunger for information accelerated that progress immensely. However, that last months provide one super essential lesson…

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Why Master Data Management Is Important

7 Reasons Why Master Data Management Is So Important!

Today we are writing history. Once and for all, we will answer the question of why Master Data Management is that important. And let me be frank. Master Data Management is a topic with a bad reputation. Boring, unsexy, not needed are just a few things people tell me when we discuss Master Data Management.…

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Business Intelligence Dashboard

Why Facebook Rocks And Your Business Intelligence Dashboard Sucks!

I know, the title of this blog post is a bold statement. It probably sounds kind of weird in the beginning. Moreover, I guess the first thing that comes to your mind is something like: What the heck has Facebook to do with a business intelligence (BI) dashboard? Of course, we are talking about two…

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Corporate Communication

7 Strategies That Radically Rethink Corporate Communication

I genuinely believe that it is time to rethink (internal) corporate communication radically. I know you may say, “wait, wait, wait — we’re doing quite good with our current strategies. No need to change anything.” But let me tell you: The world has changed during the last years. And I’m not talking about the recent…

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Master Data Management Best Practices

Master Data Management: 8 Best-Practices You Have To Know!

Master Data Management isn’t shiny, sexy, or fancy. I’d even say that 99 out of 100 people would call Master Data Management simply “boring”. Sometimes when I discuss Master Data Management and best practices in this field I have to start by explaining that Master Data Management isn’t about black screens with green letters on…

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Enterprise Content Management

Content Management — What Companies Must Learn From Social Media

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about social media in a business context? I guess it’s sales and marketing, right? Indeed, the number of people who mention Enterprise Content Management is super low. Probably the amount of people is equal to the polar bear population in the Antarctic. Actually,…

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Business Intelligence Software

Business Intelligence Software — 4 Essential Smartwatch Rules!

Smartwatches are one of the most important trends of the next years. Moreover, smartwatches are continuously becoming an essential part of many people’s life. As mobiles did 15 years ago, we are currently witnessing the advent of smartwatches. That’s it why it totally makes sense to think about bringing business intelligence software to the smartwatch.…

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KPI Dashboards

KPI Dashboard — 3 Surprising Use Cases You’ve Never Thought About!

Let’s agree on the facts first: The primary use case of a KPI dashboard is about visualizing information and KPIs. Totally agree on that. However, I genuinely believe that a KPI dashboard can drive, establish, and realize additional use cases. Use cases that go beyond visualizing KPIs on a dashboard. This conviction is based on…

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Enterprise Content Management

Enterprise Content Management — Why Attention Beats Content?

I genuinely believe that we have to change the way we discuss enterprise content management. We have to move from purely content-based to a “getting-the-attention” discussion. Let me explain that step-by-step. When talking to colleagues from companies —regardless of their business department, role, and position— everyone agrees on the fact that the technological world is…

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Tableau Dashboard

Using Tableau As Real-Time Dashboard — 3 Things We Found Out.

Let’s talk about the idea of using Tableau as a real-time dashboard. To make it clear right from the beginning: I love Tableau. Actually, I think Tableau has changed the way companies are approaching the world of data analytics — tremendously and sustainably. Tableau literally enabled business departments to get in control of their data.…

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Cost Reduction

6 Reasons Why You Need KPIs To Achieve Sustainable Cost Reduction

Almost every company is currently looking for cost reduction measures. And this isn’t surprising. COVID-19, like no other crisis before, forces many companies to reduce costs or completely rethink their business models. Moreover, many industries forecast a bumpy and lengthy road until business figures reach pre-COVID level again. Although predictions vary from 3 to 5…

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Why KPIs Are Important

3 Reasons Why KPIs Are Now More Important Than Ever?

It’s tough to have that standpoint right now — in a time where Corona is dominating the news. It’s really tough. I’ve had so many discussions with companies from all industries across the world in recent months. And in each of the discussions stated my case very clearly. Moreover, I precisely explained why I’m genuinely…

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KPI Best Practices

5 Essential Best Practices To Elevate Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

Boosting your Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) with new ideas and best practices seems never like the wrong idea. However, the current pandemic causes many companies to re-think their KPI usage.  Some companies are forced to establish new KPIs. Others have to completely re-think their KPI strategy. Whether you are in that situation or just want…

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