Kienbaum: battle of ideas

Under the motto “HR Innovation Clash – Ring free for the battle of ideas”, around 450 HR experts gathered at the 16th Kienbaum Annual Meeting in Ehreshoven near Cologne in May 2017.

The personnel and management consultancy hosted a particularly dynamic and innovative program and brought SwarmWorks on board for interactive design for the second time. In the course of the event, participants discussed with many high-profile speakers new HR approaches for companies on the way to the digital age.

In various parallel “Sparring Workshops”, speakers presented their solutions for the HR work of the future. All approaches flowed live into a “Ideas Market” and could be evaluated via iPads by the participants and supplemented with their own ideas. Thus, in each workshop, a ranking of the top ideas was created very quickly, which were then presented and discussed in plenary. Dr. Walter Jochmann, Managing Director at Kienbaum and Head of the Organizational Development Advisory Division, then presented a series of theses on the successful Personnel work of the future. Based on SwarmWorks WeVote technology, it should now be determined which theses support the participants. By Holding up “SwarmPads”, they were able to choose their favorites and the results immediately appeared on the canvas. At the forefront was the thesis that HR is an effective qualification concept for digital literacy must develop at all management and employee levels. During the further workshops and keynote speeches the participants had access to a “Q & A channel” via iPads.

At any time they could enter their questions and at the same time see and rate the contributions of all other participants. So the speakers quickly knew which questions were burning in the room under the fingernails. The participants experienced a multifaceted and exciting program and also the organizer showed up

Walter Jochmann

Prof. Dr. Walter Jochmann

Managing Director at Kienbaum and head of the consulting area Organizational Development

“SwarmWorks has been attending our Kienbaum Annual Meeting for the second time, this time with additional features like the WeVote. This fast, simple and entertaining way of voting was well received by our participants. SwarmWorks makes it possible to use the swarm intelligence in a comfortable way – for both participants and organizers. “