DiALOG on tour Munich “Digital Transformation in the Organization of Files”: Cultural Change 4.0

(Böblingen) At the 17th DiALOG on tour event in Munich, on October 24th 2017, at the BMW Classic Group, experts and trendsetters met to discuss the challenges of digitisation, file organisation and the associated Cultural Change 4.0.

To kick-off the event, Nils Scharifi, Senior Account Manager at The Quality Group, gave a presentation about the cultural changes that have taken place in everyday communication and the new challenges that have arisen as a result: How has a classic office desk changed since the 1980s - the trend towards a clean desk. Mr Scharifi noted that companies need cross-departmental structures and processes in order to face the new challenges and Cultural Change 4.0 together.

But what does the modern Workplace 4.0 look like? Stefan Schiller, Senior Account Manager, The Quality Group, addressed this topic. The keywords of the various levels of the Industry 1.0 - 4.0., such as work-life balance, the desire for self-determined work, flexible working hours and flexibility in the place of work were questioned and analysed. The weaknesses of today's working world, such as strict hierarchy, predecessors, fixed place and time and fixed communication were analysed. “The new digital working world also needs a central office, central instances to enable smart working, flexible and location-independent collaboration of colleagues,” summarised Mr Schiller.

Bernhard Braun from Hyland Software Germany GmbH asked how software platforms advance digitalisation using the example of healthcare, a hospital, i.e. a networked healthcare company with lots of data and a wide variety of processes. They need fast digital billing and digital management, in order that the various areas can operate as quickly and flexibly as possible. In the long term, this can only be achieved with a platform solution that can be flexibly adapted to the requirements of the various specialist departments.

This was followed by an exciting and entertaining tour of the BMW Group Classic Museum, during which visitors learned, among other things, why all Isettas in Germany had to have a folding roof. After a network break, Thomas Gumbert from mdn Hübner GmbH showed how companies can transform paper archives into digital archives and why they should: a digital archive creates space for new possibilities, digital working, rationalisation and cost reductions become available.

Afterwards, Stefan Schiller invited the participants to gain an insight into the TQG businessApp platform. The system makes it possible to work in a clearly arranged and timely manner, with regard to roles and tasks. Each user can create his or her own desktop with different apps - clearly arranged and tailored to their respective tasks and work processes.

At the end of the event, Nils Scharifi illustrated which factors are necessary for successful digital project marketing, using the example of Hubert Burda Media GmbH's successful contract management project. A project, said Mr Sharifi, is only successful if it is accepted by everyone working on it. Acceptance is achieved through participation in the development of joint goals and internal communication measures, such as intranet articles, training courses or similar measures.