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Productivity, Alignment and Motivation | Part III

Get up! Stand up! Brief regular coordination meetings Meetings. We all know them well and in many cases they are considered inefficient. It doesn’t come as a surprise that it’s hard to keep a team meeting fresh and exciting when everybody is providing updates, some are digressing, and some are talking about minor things. Frankly, […]

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Productivity, Alignment and Motivation | Part II

Affected by short-time work? Perhaps you and your team are affected by short-time work. If this happens to be the case, the questions you should ask are: Are there any worries that affect the performance of my team? Can we spot and remove them? If you are affected by short-time work, many of the goals […]

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Productivity, Alignment and Motivation | Part I

A new situation You have managed to supply everybody with notebooks and mobile apps just in time? Now they are all working from the home office? For many in the team this is a first and it certainly differs from the usual way of doing your work… Right? Nobody said it’s easy to manage a […]

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Virtual Meeting Management Part III

The Process You probably have heard this before: 55% of our communication is the tone of our voice, 38% is facial gestures and body language, and only 7% is our actual words. In many of our meetings online, video conferencing is not possible. Moreover, owing to the transmission, our voices often sound mechanical. Sometimes there […]

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Virtual Meeting Management Part II

Preparation A brief check list – Questions you should be able to answer Which tool is available? Which tools are you using (Microsoft Teams, Skype, Zoom, Adobe Connect, Webex, Google Hangouts etc.)? Are you familiar with the tool and do you know how to use it? Not yet familiar with the tool? Who or what […]

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Virtual Meeting Management Part I

Overview If you still think that team meetings online are somehow the same each time and that they can be continued in the same way – you are wrong. Coming together as a team should be properly prepared. The following questions are not only relevant for meetings online or even major webinars but also for […]

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Let’s share some of the LESSONS LEARNED…

„What’s my role in the current situation?” Over the past months, this question has been on Marie’s mind time and again. She discovered some of her blind spots and was able to solve the proverbial knots in her team.Working with her Reflection Guide Patrick, she continued to take her reflections further. In doing so, she […]

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Expert interview – What does a Reflection Guide do?

Perhaps you have come across a Reflection Guide in the course of a development programme. Maybe you have wondered what his or her job actually is. Let’s shed some light on this. In the following interview, our expert Sabine Laussegger-Wegerer answers questions about the Reflection Guide. There are two main settings in which a Reflection […]

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The Question

// What’s in it for me? – Some entertainment, maybe a sense of déjà vu… and definitely an important question you should ask yourself from time to time //   It is the evening before the start of the first module of the management development programme and Marie is going through the invitation one more time. […]

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Getting to know Marie – Who is she?

// What’s in it for me? – Context and basic situation: the transition from co-worker to manager //   Marie is 28 years old, works in sales and distribution and is considered a great talent. She is quick to grasp new ideas and able to think outside the box. She likes to try out new […]

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