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Mindset – our basic thesis

Mindset – our basic thesis

Basic Thesis Each person acts from an individual mindset [as part of the personality]. Human communities act from a collective mindset [as part of culture]. What is a Mindset? A mindset comprises personal or collective dominant attitudes and thought patterns, as well...

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Agile leadership: factors of success

Agile leadership: factors of success

The last years have seen radical change to the environment in which businesses have had to operate for success. The field is increasingly grasped by VUCA – volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Digitalization, globalization and growth of networking...

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Mental Change? Agile organizations need new »identities«

Mental Change? Agile organizations need new »identities«

On the agile triangle (methods, structure, culture), one of the most difficult aspect remains that of cultural change; that is neither new nor surprising. What we call culture is a combination of many factors that cannot be grasped by causal thought and are therefore...

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Agile organizations and their growing pains

Agile organizations and their growing pains

On the agile triangle (methods, structure, culture), one of the most difficult aspect remains that of cultural change; that is neither new nor surprising. What we call culture is a combination of many factors that cannot be grasped by causal thought and are therefore...

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Five Stars

Five Stars

The group was silent. They stayed silent, even as the inviting manger tried to send an optimistic and constructive message. Questions were ignored or answered with vague and irrelevant responses. Although the conversation livened up a little in smaller groups, it...

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Agile Teams & Collaboration/Conflicts

Agile Teams & Collaboration/Conflicts

Among the employees and managers we meet who work in agile environments, more and more have recently asked us how to deal with dominant informal leaders. Both sociometry and group dynamics know informal leadership as a key phenomenon: it is a frequent cause of a range...

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Agility needs Diversity

Agility needs Diversity

Does »Agility« and »Controlling« fit together? On the ICV ControllingBlog Hans-Peter Sander, Head of the ICV Team PR/New Media, tells about his Agile Culture Coach training that he completed in five modules in 2017 at SYNNECTA. Today: »Agile Teams and Collaboration«...

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Agile Methods and Scrum

Agile Methods and Scrum

Agility is the answer enterprises have found to a changed world and to a changed context of doing business. Society, markets and the competitive landscape have changed to possess a greater degree of contingency - in the phrasing of companies today, this is known as...

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Why agility and diversity belong together

Why agility and diversity belong together

Does »Agility« and »Controlling« fit together? The big Munich »Controller Congress« had the title »Agile Controlling in the digital reality – managing upheavals successfully?«. I received a fantastic offer: Deep immersion into the subject during a professional...

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»The tale of one who set out to learn agility«

»The tale of one who set out to learn agility«

Among the employees and managers we meet who work in agile environments, more and more have recently asked us how to deal with dominant informal leaders. Both sociometry and group dynamics know informal leadership as a key phenomenon: it is a frequent cause of a range...

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Anxiety and Trust

Anxiety and Trust

»Agility« and »management control« – that's a match! Even this year's large Munich »Controller Congress« agreed when they titled the event »Agile controlling in digital reality: Managing upheavals successfully«, didn't they? Or is it not a match after all, as some...

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SYNNECTA Werkhaus – Introduction

SYNNECTA Werkhaus – Introduction

A process of change can take on many guises. It can be a major crisis or a great opportunity. Yet every single process of change involves two decisive components: Anxiety and Trust. There is no certainty in life. It is never there, but its absence is most apparent in...

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Why dynamic skills are becoming so important now

Why dynamic skills are becoming so important now

On the agile triangle (methods, structure, culture), one of the most difficult aspect remains that of cultural change; that is neither new nor surprising. What we call culture is a combination of many factors that cannot be grasped by causal thought and are therefore...

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Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0

The last years have seen radical change to the environment in which businesses have had to operate for success. The field is increasingly grasped by VUCA – volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Digitalization, globalization and growth of networking...

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Agile Talent Management (II): New Formats and Interventions

Agile Talent Management (II): New Formats and Interventions

You are searching for an experienced speaker? Dr. Rüdiger Müngersdorff is listed at EdEx. Leadership development made easy: An ExEdService Pack that not only provides an excellent overview, but also direct access to more than 100 trainers from the best business...

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Strategic Simulation Game – SYNNECTA Global Logistics

Strategic Simulation Game – SYNNECTA Global Logistics

The group was silent. They stayed silent, even as the inviting manger tried to send an optimistic and constructive message. Questions were ignored or answered with vague and irrelevant responses. Although the conversation livened up a little in smaller groups, it...

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Pathfinder 2016 – Leading the Future – Berlin, May 1, 2016

Pathfinder 2016 – Leading the Future – Berlin, May 1, 2016

The book »Anders wirtschaften – Integrale Impulse für eine plurale Ökomomie« (Economising Differently – Integral Impulses for a Plural Ecomomy) provides an approach to achieve a systemic understanding of corporate organisation and leadership. On Tuesday,...

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Age!

Age!

SYNNECTA and the Pathfinders almost have a tradition by now! We met once again this year in Berlin on May 1st with CEOs of leading companies, inspiring speakers and about 800 talents from Allianz, Daimler, Siemens, Deutsche Bank, Deloitte and Techniker Krankenkasse....

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Supervisions: Visiting places of modern and hyper-modern art

Supervisions: Visiting places of modern and hyper-modern art

»A society that cannot bear old age will be destroyed by its own selfishness.« Willy Brandt How old are you? When I was six, I thought I was old - I was, after all, about to start school. When I was eighteen, I did not feel like an adult. And now? I feel young,...

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Sophia 2015 – agile takte/agile beats

Sophia 2015 – agile takte/agile beats

SYNNECTA and the Pathfinders almost have a tradition by now! We met once again this year in Berlin on May 1st with CEOs of leading companies, inspiring speakers and about 800 talents from Allianz, Daimler, Siemens, Deutsche Bank, Deloitte and Techniker Krankenkasse....

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»If music be the food of love«

»If music be the food of love«

»A society that cannot bear old age will be destroyed by its own selfishness.« Willy Brandt How old are you? When I was six, I thought I was old - I was, after all, about to start school. When I was eighteen, I did not feel like an adult. And now? I feel young,...

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Dimensions of Agility

Dimensions of Agility

»If music be the food of love, play on!« (William Shakespeare) The Sophia workshop is important to us. It is a symbol of creativity, sociability and enjoyment, of shared education. Education, the essence of enlightenment. This year, Sophia took place in spaces that...

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