In view of the exponential increase in corona infections in fall 2020, we realize that we live in times of radical uncertainty. Unknown unknowns present a dilemma for entrepreneurial decisions. Continue readingDeciding under uncertainty
Due to the current situation, we observe that many companies struggle with staying on track with their sales performance. But what are companies doing differently that manage to thrive even in these turbulant times? What is their key for success when it comes to sales performance?Continue readingSales Performance – How to stay on track despite Corona
At the moment there is a heated debate within companies about the impact of the lock down enforced home office for white collar workers. Meanwhile in Germany 74 % of office workers go to their desks, but only half of them are there five days a week. Sporadic attendance in offices is the new normal. It is becoming apparent that in future we will have a hybrid model between home office and office presence.
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It is no secret that strategic initiatives in companies are often subject of failure. In many cases, companies overinvest in what is as opposed to what might be. The struggle to execute strategy declarations into everyday business leads to poor outcomes and strategic goals might not be accomplished. What can you as a leader in your organzation do in order to overcome weaknesses in strategy implementation? Here are some straight forward and easy to implement tips:Continue readingWhat will stay, despite Corona?
The Corona crisis forces organizations to change. Now it is essential to decide: which changes are favorable and which ones harm the organization? Do we keep new ways of working or do we return to our pre-Corona routines? And finally, should we use the opportunity to initiate additional changes?Continue readingThe Corona crisis as a trigger for organizational transformation
Today we recommend a video from Ray Dalio called “How the economic machine works” in times when it comes to central banks printing money and governments using this printed money to stimulate the economic system – a very risky time! Watch out if you’d like to see how to flatten out the threatening economic downturn these days.Continue readingFlatten the curve
Granted, dismissals and the associated severance talks are among the more unpleasant management tasks. However, in times of the Corona crisis, managers are confronted with them more than ever. Listen to 10 tips on how severance talks can be successful and perhaps even contribute to a new beginning.Continue readingSuccessful severance talks
The Corona crisis allows deep insights into the morale of companies and their top managers: Do they cry out loudly for government aid, or do they do their best to help themselves? Once again, we can observe why our smart small and medium-sized companies are the backbone of our economy.Continue readingAbout Self-importance
Where will our business stand in three months? Even the most talented controller cannot answer this question in times of Corona crisis – the future is less foreseeable than ever. We share our thoughts with you on whether and how planning may still make sense.Continue readingEnd of planning
To some it seemed like a dream of freedom, to others like a nightmare of loss of control: the home office. The Corona crisis made it come true, and put some prejudices into perspective. Now we wonder: Can there ever be a “back to normal” from here?Continue readingBack to Office!?