I cannot list all the problems that can arise with the introduction of a profit center organization, but for the interested reader here is an example of the hidden pitfalls of this system. The whole thing packed into one simple question:
profit center manager, who, due to the “considerable” internal
transfer price for the use of a meeting room of the “internal facility
management”, capitalizes on a cheaper external room…
readers will have worked or are still working in a profit center. It is
possible that some of them have not been introduced to any other form of
organization and therefore could not see any difference for “their
work” at all. For this article I originally wanted to comment on a few
personal experiences as ironic anecdotes. But since only few people know the
phenomenon of profit centers (short PCs) from the perspective of management or
finance, I decided to report a little more about the background and history of
to exchange information promptly and over long distances has always been the
decisive driving force behind new forms of communication. In most cases older
practices have faded into the background and then – over time – been “forgotten”.
Interesting migration paths of communication are to be found everywhere. Adults
view the communication behaviour of their children or today’s youngsters critically
(and with a degree of horror). And there we have it: we can hardly imagine these
kids without smartphone, SMS and WhatsApp!
and forms of communication are nevertheless only the logical development of
earlier communication forms such as carrier pigeons, postcards, telegrams and
the local pub. By the way, these too were denounced at “their time”
just as much as Twitter, Facebook and co..
connectivity and changed communication in society is neither a reason for panic
nor an obligation to join ranks. It is what it is – new technology – with its advantages,
prejudices, trends and the necessity to deal with it.
includes the digital nomad scene as a new, hip form of work for young people.
Like migrant workers and the Pony Express it is changing connectivity and
creating new jobs for digital nomads. At the same time, however, it also create
new problems that are usually not so readily reported on. We’ll take a look at
a few of them in this article.
land of lemons, bitter orange and automobilisti. Well, I confess I don’t know
the names of the different Italian lemon varieties, but Maserati, Alfa Romeo,
Lamborghini and Ferrari have been engraved in my memory since the 60s – trained
in countless breaks in the school playground, with the then absolutely hip car
version of “Happy Families”. “12 cylinder Ferrari” would have been the
certain game winner, if only the number of seats hadn’t been the deciding
hardly anyone had then seen one of these sports cars in real life anyway. Even
the anointed ones who drove to the Adriatic with their parents in the VW Beetle
(at the back) during the “big holidays”, hardly ever saw a Ferrari,
Lamborghini etc. on Italian roads. How could they? Italian roads were even
narrower than German country roads and full of racing bikes, three-wheeled vans
and Fiat 500s. Italian sports cars were the dream of my youth – perhaps a
fiction, but technologically leading edge. What is Italy like