About This Blog

The original goal of this blog was to provide information about performance management – the inspiration for the title of this blog, Manage By Walking Around, can be found in my inaugural post.  I’ve shared my own management guidelines and suggested some tips for new managers.

While still strongly linked to performance management, the purpose has broadened into a quest for understanding what makes people tick. Why do we behave the way we do?  How do our actions influence the behavior of others?  How can these lessons inform performance, business, and our lives? I ask these and other related questions in this blog while having some fun along the way.

About Me

Work is completely immersive for me. I like to take time on weekends to go for long hikes. It clears my head and allows me to think more deeply about topics. That’s why you’ll most often find me posting on Sunday. After a little downtime, I come up with new ideas and am inspired by what I’ve read because I’ve had some time to think.

I’m an active participant in social media, a frequent speaker at industry events, and a published author on multiple subjects. As the Chief Digital Officer of SAP, I am building a new business unit which will help people discover, try, buy, and use SAP offerings in a simple, entirely digital interaction. Previously, I was SAP’s chief marketing officer (CMO). I joined SAP from its acquisition of Pilot Software where I was President and CEO.

To contact me, send email to Jonathan.Becher at SAP dot Com or follow me on Twitter @jbecher.