Selected Blogposts

Mindset and values are key topics in our blog

In our Values Development Blog (in German) we share ideas and thoughts on topics like evolutionary development,  self-guidance, self-development, marketing 3.0, holocracy, Spiral Dynamics, employee democracy, Reinventing Organizations, going teal, etc.

Selected articles have been translated for our English-speaking readers to enjoy.   

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The dynamics of a mindset

Mind expansion and emotional regression No one mindset is fixed We don’t inhabit the same mindset 24 hours a day in every situation we find ourselves in life, but constantly shift through them. This shift can be conscious or unconscious. Certain circumstances may require a conscious shift of mindset. This means we can go through any number of mindsets in the space of a single day. We all have the potential to consciously change our mindset. However, we need reference experiences if we are to...

Employee motivation – how does it work?

Employee motivation: what works (and what doesn’t)? One thing is certain: the key drivers of employee motivation and engagement are not what many employers think they are. Obvious measures such as fresh fruit, office yoga, table football and other games are certainly a good thing. Their very existence shows potential recruits that a company is in principle worth considering. However, such incentives have no real impact on employee motivation. A performance-related bonus can certainly be an...

New Work: What’s it all about?

A Generation Y pipedream or the shape of things to come?  What does New Work actually mean? According to the expert Markus Väth: "New Work is ... a new way of thinking about work, about addressing the search for personal meaning and organising work in a way that is modern and people friendly." This definitely does not sound like nonsense, does it?  So, let’s take a closer look:  What really matters in the management of an organisation?  The success of a company depends on a sufficient number...

Personalities shape corporate culture

If you want to make corporate culture fit for digital transformation, you should focus on the employees.  7 reasons why the personal development of employees has a positive impact on corporate culture - a plea for the self-development of employees and managers as the cornerstone of a successful corporate culture.   1. There is personality development after the age of 25 Contrary to popular belief, the human personality is notfully developed by the age of 25. People can continue to evolve...

How corporate culture attracts the clients and specialists you want to have

Successful positioning depends on the corporate culture We found that traditional positioning tools that define a brand from the outside perspective did not go far enough for us. We were missing the view from the inside, the focus on the "how" and "why" of our company, which also included our corporate culture. The key to this was found in the values we share and live by. Which is why, since 2013, we have based our own communication strategies on our values. To make this as clear and simple as...

You need more than Scrum and Kanban to make a company agile

What you need to lead an agile team Agile project management is indispensable in the era of digital transformation, because it provides an agile structure that is able to deal with complexity and uncertainty. Born out of software development, agile working methods are becoming increasingly important. Whether agile methods succeed or not is a matter of mindset The successful execution of agile methods is contingent on the mindsets of the management and employees in an organisation. Because...

Leadership in transformation

How is leadership changing and what does it mean for managers? According to Prof. Dr. Friederike Müller-Friemauth in her keynote speech at this year's Petersberg Trainer Days, the question that managers are asking themselves addresses the greatest taboo in the debate about New Work. Which leads us to an even more interesting question about leadership: “How can I as a manager change myself and my management style so that I can seize the opportunities offered by the new world of work?” Here’s...