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Dimensions of Agility

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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Conformity, obedience and submission

Conformity, obedience and submission

Companies are well structured, designed and rule driven. Compliance everywhere. They go for total transparency. Big Data, smart Data and the new technologies are great opportunities and at the same time a big threat. A workforce driven to conformity is helpful, if...

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Irreparability in Business: Doing your best without being perfect

Irreparability in Business: Doing your best without being perfect

How you are, how the world is – this is the irreparable. (Giorgio Agamben) In his small, but philosophically very dense booklet The Coming Community, Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben (also see the German blog entry on state of emergency) elevated the irreparable to...

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SYNNECTA – Diversity

SYNNECTA – Diversity

»The purpose of understanding your privilege isn't to make you feel something. Not guilt, not shame, not anything else. It's to help you understand that you have a set of things you take for granted that other people don't have, so that you can change the way you...

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Both agile and lean – ambidextrous but not Janus-faced!

Both agile and lean – ambidextrous but not Janus-faced!

Applying what is proven and exploring what is new. (SYNNECTA's long-standing claim) Ambidextrous organization: this term was coined by Robert Duncan in the 1970s and picked up by James March in the 1990s and more recently by several other authors to describe a core...

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New Leadership – New Organizations

New Leadership – New Organizations

Criteria for a Successful Transformation (Part 1) Everyone knows that an organization's viability for the future is decided by its ability to react and adapt to fast and fundamental changes to its conditions. Many know how organizations can be modernized, transformed...

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Pathfinder 2015 – Leading the Future – Berlin, May 1, 2015

Pathfinder 2015 – Leading the Future – Berlin, May 1, 2015

CEOs chose a forward-looking topic, nominated speakers and about a hundred talents each from their own organization to meet in an aeroplane hangar at the former airport Tempelhof in Berlin on Labour Day. It was a successful idea, and there was a passionate host: Gabor...

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Positive Mind to Ignite Potential

Positive Mind to Ignite Potential

For some time now, I have been following what may be called a Positive Psychology Cycle for my life. I may be rather late in coming to realize how lives can flourish with the simple Positive Mind notion if only each one of us began to apply and practice its simple...

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AIKIDO Leadership

AIKIDO Leadership

Some time ago, I presented six basic stances for a new kind of sovereignty in organizations on this blog: VUCA-AIKIDO. These stances outline an AIKIDO mindset that can enable employees to face VUCA situations in organizations with greater confidence and to retain...

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The Future starts today

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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Cultural difference

Cultural difference

An old fable Two frogs fall into a bowl of cream. Its insides are smooth. They cannot climb out. One frog succumbs to his fate, sinks to the bottom and dies. The other frog kicks and kicks with all his might, his will and his stamina. He does so for a long time. And...

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Workshop on facilitation skills for employees of the SchLAu Team

Workshop on facilitation skills for employees of the SchLAu Team

SYNNECTA GmbH is a sponsor and cooperating partner of the youth centre anyway e.V. in Cologne. In January 2015, SYNNECTA counsellors Fetiye Sisko and Hanna Göhler visited the youth centre to conduct a workshop on facilitation skills for employees of the SchLAu Team....

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Impressions: A LeadershipJourney

Impressions: A LeadershipJourney

Two days on leadership, VUCA, personal development, work-life balance Donning a blue cape to walk along a fictional catwalk and saying who you are is not quite the behaviour one would expect of managers. This scene took place among the participants of a special...

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SYNNECTA and Logistics

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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Life, Work and Play in a VUCA world: SOPHIA 2014

Life, Work and Play in a VUCA world: SOPHIA 2014

SOPHIA 2014 brought together SYNNECTA consultants and trainers with participants from the worlds of business, academia and culture in the loft style, autumnally warm atmosphere of the Cologne Kunstsalon with a view across the colourful rooftops of the south of the...

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Learning Logistics in the Land of Smiles

Learning Logistics in the Land of Smiles

The SYNNECTA Qualification Offensive goes to China An innovative, dialogue-oriented logistics training... in China. Is that possible? There are plenty of stereotypes about learning in China, including positive ones. However, they certainly do not include interaction...

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The inauguration of our new offices in June 2014

The inauguration of our new offices in June 2014

Good conversations ensued, very lively and inspiring ones. They addressed such topics as the cultural understanding of the Asian continent, diverse in itself as it is, for once as seen from the viewpoint of our Asian colleagues. Or the subject of sexual...

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