I have just come back from an inspiring few days in Cologne attending the World Class Digital Transformation Conference (#wcdgtc). Not only have I popped my solo travelling cherry, but I had the opportunity to hear from expert speakers and network with like-minded professionals who live and work in Germany.

I was lucky to hear some interesting talks from experts working for Google, Kier, Sika, Ikea, Rue la la and the department for work and pensions, to name a few. Understanding key techniques to launch measurable internal communications campaigns, encouraging innovation, managing change, improving employee engagement, and embracing the flexible workplace are all areas that were discussed in- depth and brought to life.

Here are my top 8 phrases that sum up the theme of the conference:

  • Digital collaboration
  • Honest feedback
  • Flexible working
  • Innovation is not perfection
  • People at the heart of strategy
  • Work-life balance
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Two-way communications

I will be writing up various blog posts over the next few weeks to share my learnings – after all, knowledge sharing is power (according to Google). To catch up on the tweets from the day, follow #wcdgtc.

Danke für das Lesen!