Denkwerkstatt für Manager

Geschwill & Nieswandt
What top managers can learn from
top athletes...
OUR FOCUS: The Denkwerkstatt work areas
1 Measure peak performance

Top performance is performance. High performance. But what does "high" mean if we can't measure performance at all?

Together with experts from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Denkwerkstatt für Manager has combined evaluation and assessment methods from competitive sports and management to create a unique measurement tool. The result is the Test battery of the PEAK-A. Of course, there are many different methods of measuring performance - however, the majority of these methods are based on an outdated idea of leadership and do not cover the entire range necessary for contemporary management. The PEAK-A already.

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2 Develop organizational culture

Culture change means many things:Change of perspective. Setting new standards with the power of diversity. Ideas to stand up to the competition in tomorrow's world. Above all, cultural change affects every individual in the company.

Diverse personalities are needed, who are unconventional, courageously try out new ideas and take on responsibility. This also means that classic leadership no longer works. It is being replaced by greater freedom, more responsibility for the individual, a changed error culture, knowledge sharing and the use of new technologies. Cultural change does not come "off the shelf," because every company is unique in its requirements. This is exactly how the Denkwerkstatt works.

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3 Qualify management

Leadership development in times of digital transformation is constantly changing. The requirements and challenges go hand in hand with cultural change.

Talents are there to be nurtured. Discovering potential, developing abilities - and respecting individuality in the process. Job profiles and processes will change, but people will be the focus more than ever. This is one of the most urgent management tasks: Developing excellent offers. The Denkwerkstatt supports you in this!

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4 Design communication

Digitization is changing people and companies. It not only changes the way we live and work, it also turns proven management processes and leadership styles upside down. A pandemic with all its challenges is a real catalyst. So how do we deal with it? Culture change means participation and communication. Internal communication means ensuring that employees are "on board" at all times, that absolute transparency is guaranteed. Strategy is one thing, implementation is another. That's why the field of communication is an integral part of Denkwerkstatt's cultural projects.

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Inspiration: Denkwerkstatt für Manager Impulses

Working in production in self-responsible teams - is that possible?

Case studies from companies that have embarked on the journey.... Frederic Laloux raved about FAVI, a foundry in France, in his book 'Reinventing Organizations`. Workers worked autonomously without bosses. Then the 2020 news: the company is returning to a classic hierarchical way of working after 37 years due to a change in ownership. The owner wanted to return to more [...]

Corporate culture challenge: Bringing people back together after Corona!

Since March 2020, leadership and collaboration have changed dramatically in all organizations. Presence has become digital, small talk in the kitchen is a thing of the past, online winetastings have replaced company outings, meeting platforms are booming, and workdays (and nights) are meticulously scheduled. At first glance, this looks like desirable efficiency, but a second look reveals the other side of the coin. Longer [...]

People-Data: The most important data comes from people!

Corporate management is increasingly being judged on its contribution to sustainability. To evaluate this, you need figures and people. More precisely: people data. Because the most important data of the future comes from people, and corporate culture plays a significant role in this. Denkwerkstatt provides empirically evaluated and tailor-made instruments for measuring culture and top performance in companies.

Culture: Economic success and excellent organizational culture are siblings!

Corporate culture pays off. This is confirmed by the global study conducted by Heidrick Consulting 2021, which surveyed 500 CEOs around the world and came to the following concise conclusion: companies that want to grow and prosper should focus above all on a good corporate culture. A survey of 500 CEOs worldwide, including 50 from large German companies, shows: Companies whose bosses put corporate culture first [...]
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Battery of tests for measuring peak performance


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