“WOL can bring people and knowledge together on an empathetic level. It empowers each individual and consolidates knowledge through pooling. With WOL in Berlin, I am deliberately looking to reach beyond the boundaries of Daimler and bring people of any background or affiliation together,” says Michael, employee at Mercedes-Benz Germany and an official WOL mentor.
Together with Timo, Mercedes-Benz Consulting, he brought the Meetup to our location at Berlin. “We appreciate Michael’s work and dedication and support his mission and passion of #collaboration #networking and #newwork in the digital age. We look forward to more events with Michael and the #WOLBerlin Community,” said Timo.
The “Working out Loud” method can be applied both within a company or across companies. We also use WOL externally. Furthermore, Daimler AG is part of a group of WOL practitioners, which includes Robert Bosch GmbH, Audi, BMW, Continental, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Telekom, Kluge Consulting, Siemens Healthineers, ZF Friedrichshafen, and Deutsche Post/DHL, among others. This “Working Out Loud Community of Practice,” or WOLCOP for short, was even awarded the HR Excellence Award in 2017.