Change Processes & Restructuring

MASTERING CHANGE PROCESSES IN A TARGETED MANNER

Success through the transformation

Is your company facing major changes? Or are you already right in the middle of changes? Do you want to ensure that your best employees stay on board, see the common vision and are able to understand and support the steps required to achieve it?

Appropriate communication and the correct leadership steps are among the most decisive success factors in your change process. We are happy to support you on your journey and provide you with the necessary know-how and resources. Together, we’ll structure and define your processes and drive your management team towards the desired goal. We also have qualified experts on our team for labor-law disputes in regard to the planned changes. In order to successfully support you, we would firstly like to understand you. As part of an initial analysis, we learn more about your corporate culture, your change processes and the goals you have set.

This is the foundation from which we derive change roadmaps, communication strategies and the suitable formats for you. Will a podcast bring you closer to your goals, or rather an explanatory film? Do you perhaps need a (virtual) event, which includes the high-quality preparation of the content, e.g. through graphic recordings? We are happy to support you – with planning tools as well as with their implementation and monitoring their success.

Our toolbox always includes our many years of experience, a lot of energy and remarkable stamina. All of this helps us to accompany you through the necessary change processes so that your employees are motivated and help shape the future together with you and us.

Positioning for CEOs and Managers

How do you want to be perceived in your position as a manager? Clear, powerful, goal and result-oriented? Always approachable and dialog-oriented?

Managers are role-models and their employee’s commitment depends on their behavior. Their personalities and communication behavior are therefore decisive factors in the process. They establish the guard railing for change processes and are the cornerstones of the corporate culture. If you are positioned correctly, a solid foundation is created. From this foundation, you can assume your role and fulfil it in a lively manner.

Therefore, you should create the foundations for an open and appreciative cooperation so that major changes can be managed in a healthy and committed manner.

Such positioning requires an individual concept that takes your role into account and sends messages which encourage both your progress and the progress of your company. Suitable channels and formats are determined by your own personal style.

We consider customized positioning to be at the center of every change process.

And that continues far beyond the first 100 days in a new work environment.

Your Contact:

Andrea Montua

Top Management Consultant & Senior Advisor

Change Roadmap and Story

To feel as if they are a part of the change process and to be able to bring life into their own roles, employees should have a clear picture of the change process: What core messages do you want to convey? When do you communicate what to whom and how? How are the various stakeholders provided information? Only when you can answer these questions will the process be sustainably successful.

As part of a change-roadmap, we work with you to develop the appropriate messages and plan when they will be shared. We also analyze your company’s communication channels and select the suitable channel for the respective target groups. By doing so, we create a platform for constructive dialog, both for the teams and social partners.

The communication is thus supplemented by an accompanying change story. It serves to support the change process with a powerful vision, gets managers and employees on board and strengthens or reactivates cohesion. It also ensures understanding and illustrates emotional images of a positive future: Why are we taking this path right now? What adversities are to be expected? How will we be positioned at the end of the journey? These aspects are all addressed in the change story. For a successful path into a shared future.

Your Contact:

Beate Koeppe

Top Management Consultant

Leadership Development and Coaching

Not everyone has a well-developed talent for communication. This is also true for managers. In times of home office and remote management, the role of communication has become even more important: Important information has to be shared, employees’ development has to be strengthened, and team members need to be motivated. The new working world has some challenges in store for us.

Therefore, wouldn’t it be nice to have a few more tools in our toolbox? More knowledge about how employees behave in change processes? More insight about how feedback or exit interviews can be better conducted? More knowledge regarding what causes people to react in certain situations – and how to deal with people professionally, confidently and at the same time compassionately?

Would you like to have more opportunities? We offer one-time sparring sessions or regular discussions with your management team. Together we develop the foundations for a new communication culture.

New Work or the New Normal? Our coachings and personal development trainings help you to master the communication tasks of everyday leadership. Ad-hoc sparring sessions before important meetings also give you energy, security and peace of mind so you can then set the desired impulses in motion. Let’s talk about your individual challenges.

Your Contact:

Beate Koeppe

Top Management Consultant

Workshops and Team Development

You’ve taken over a new team and want to invoke a common spirit? Your team is in phase of change and wants to recalibrate? Or all your teams are facing a new start because your entire organization would like to work more agilely in the future? A well-established team forms a power unit.

Our team building workshops help you determine your current position. We define new goals, develop a strategy for unifying the team and specify expectations. Individual roles are refined and a common understanding of cooperation is acquired.

Our strength is our vast knowledge of change processes. We use this to pick the participants up from where they currently are. We ensure that potential resistance is recognized and resolved. Working with either Luxx or Reiss profile tools, we supplement our toolbox for team building and help you lead based on your strengths in the future.

Your Contact:

Beate Koeppe

Top Management Consultant

Using Formats Strategically

“We only need this or that tool, then our communication will work again.” Have you heard this sentence in your company?

We can only find out whether this is true – and whether it is a relevant solution to your challenge – after analyzing your current and target situations. It is not enough to “simply” hit the right tone when it comes to change topics. The correct format and appropriate channel are crucial for the success of your communication measures.

Therefore, our hybrid approach considers both: the ideal strategy and its customized implementation. Our services include implementing everything for you operationally. Whether it’s regarding new workflows or establishing new technology and developing new formats: Every realignment of your communication processes puts the team at the start of a change process. We can provide additional support along the way: We can train you on the required skill-set, and implement new platforms and tools with you.

We can support you during this process for as long as you’d like: Just for the start of the measures – or until all employees in your organization have adopted the new measures and tools. Of course, also for the periods in between. Regardless of whether it’s a corporate app, social intranet or corporate podcast, we provide the suitable tool for your change process.

Your Contact:

Andrea Montua

Top Management Consultant & Senior Advisor

Mergers & Acquisitions

Is your company about to be merged or acquired by an investor? If so, your employees are facing a period of change which can be intense and exhausting. Corporate cultures collide and need to join together, as do operational processes. As a manager, you may be confronted with a double challenge: You have to moderate the change process – although major changes are around the corner for you as well. We are happy to support you with the communication for upcoming processes and help you recognize emerging emotions and how to react to them appropriately. We orchestrate all the necessary measures to keep employees motivated and informed with a communication plan that suits you and your company.

Your Contact:

Anna Bender

Anna Bender

Top Management Consultant & Senior Advisor

Culture change

Every company has its own corporate culture. It is a complex structure which has often developed over years – and cannot be changed overnight. A deeply rooted culture offers employees stability and resilience, but often leads to resistance for change processes. Resolving such resistance is the foundation for successful change processes.

We start by taking stock together. What’s the culture like in your company and how do your employees describe it? How should we begin with a culture change, what goals do we have to achieve and why? Are there stories that managers and employees can tell about their careers? Listening to stories, telling stories and making stories – together we write down stories or add new facets to existing ones. An exciting process and at the same time one of the most powerful and sustainable engines for your company’s competitiveness and success.

Your Contact:

Beate Koeppe

Top Management Consultant

Vision and strategy work

Does your corporate strategy follow a powerful vision which is known and practiced within the company? Do you still feel the power of your mission statement, or has the impact of the text began to subside? Have values and leadership guidelines disappeared in your desk drawer rather than being lived? Then it’s the correct time to revise your vision and mission statements. If you’re lacking this directional compass, the foundation for rapid and far-reaching changes in the company is also lacking.

We would be happy to develop such a sustainable vision together with you. To derive strategies and goals together with the different departments in your company, and finally to set up a suitable communication concept for you.

Your Contact:

Beate Koeppe

Top Management Consultant