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Anxiety and Trust

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

The demands on organisations are growing steadily, while the private and business world is becoming more complex and increasingly less predictable. As the recent past has clearly shown, we are challenged daily by issues which are always good for surprises: not only...

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Industry 4.0

It is currently the main economic issue, and there is hardly any topic whereby the impact on industry and society is discussed so controversially. When it comes to the question of how digitalisation changes the working world, different opinions determine the public...

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Agile Talent Management (II): New Formats and Interventions

I described the fundamental aspects of agile talent management in my last blog post on the topic of talent management: a development-guided notion of talent, talent enabling, self-organization and a supportive talent culture. Building on that, I will now propose...

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Supervisions: Visiting places of modern and hyper-modern art

In Berlin, people are queueing up to see an exhibition comparing expressionist and impressionist painting. It is a very regulated experience of art: this is well established, known art. There will not be any exceeding challenges, irritations or surprises. Here, on the...

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Dimensions of Agility

»Agility« has become a key term for anyone keen to show that they are »ahead of the times«. Yet, at the same time, use of the word often elicits negative reactions and rejection. Beyond showmanship and buzzword bingo, however, the term hides valuable notions and...

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The Future starts today

The future starts today. It is going to be the way it will be. And yet it was decided yesterday and today whether we will be ready for it, successful and content. Our prediction tools have by now taken on the guise of magical rituals. We are under pressure to perform...

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SYNNECTA and Logistics

You don't have to look far to find instances of the world of VUCA. One of the most immediate examples are production supply processes: logistics. Volatile markets, uncertain conditions, complex production systems and ambiguous parameters for decision-making demand new...

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Change Management? It does exist. Yet: What form does it take?

»You must either make a tool out of the creature, or a man of him. You cannot make both.« (John Ruskin) A lot of research has gone into the dynamics of Change projects and successful ways of providing support for the attainment of goals over the course of the last...

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Responsibility?

There hasn't been much change yet. We Europeans send our employees to, say, Asia, in order to teach and we invite employees from other countries to us in order to learn. Quite apart from the problems these traces of the colonial era bring into our relationships, I...

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IN-WASTE-MENT: a provocation

»I love the one whose soul wastes itself, who does not want gratitude and does not give back: Because he is always giving and does not want to preserve himself.« Friedrich Nietzsche has his controversial figure Zarathustra say these words, and thus creates a person...

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Mission Statements in Times of hybrid Societies

Since the turn of the millennium, a mission statement should be part of every corporate identity. If you don't have one, you shouldn't wait any longer and get one! Why? Because they provide an orientation in times of globalization and of fall in value, where...

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»Tick it off, and I’ll tell you who you are!«

Personalities in the professional sphere and SYNNECTA tools to identify them Human beings have always shown an interest for self-investigation, and have wondered how they were perceived by their peers. The oldest existing typologies go back as far as 2500 years, when...

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»Stay healthy, you are important to me!«

Thoughts and ways to an improved organisational safety culture How can one create and, most importantly, durably establish a successful HSE Culture (health, safety, environment), based on mutual care? The majority of established HSE Systems use external motivational...

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