Welcome to my Blog

Here everything revolves around the topic of how we can work together in a better way in organisations. Inspired by my daily work, you will find short ideas that are meant to stimulate – stimulate reflection, stimulate questioning, stimulate further research.

Articles will be published about once a month. Some will be easier, some harder, some more familiar and some more provocative. In any case, I am curious to hear your thoughts – either email me directly or comment my respective articles on Linkedin or Xing.

Have fun reading!

The cost of high identification

With the summer break providing me with a little more reading time, I’ve recently turned my attention to the book “The rainmaker effect”. The book is written by professor and organisational consultant, Stefan Kühl, who criticises the paradigm of the learning organisation. From his perspective, a stable organisation in the face of permanent change is…

Liberating Structures – Changing Meetings

These last few weeks have once again demonstrated how valuable well orchestrated group work can be. But they’ve also shown that physical appointments with everyone in the same room need stronger justification to be truly valued. With this in mind, I thought now could be a good time to introduce one of my preferred tool…

Agility in a crisis?

Over the last few days and weeks I have read many high-quality articles on leadership in times of crisis and my first reaction was ‘everything that should be said has been said’: reflections, practical help, innovative ideas. But on second glance it felt like something was missing. I read a lot of reflections about individual…

Four essential questions

Today I want to elaborate a topic, already reflected a little bit on my website. Regularly faced with the challenge of having to quickly understand behaviour patterns in organisations - especially with smaller assignments - I have to rely on first impressions, hypotheses or a gut instinct - all without a prolonged period of insight…

Best practices are for mediocre companies

I always try to use the time between the years for a professional review: What special events took place, what experiences did I have, what did I learn and what can I take away from it all to improve my work? At the beginning of 2020, I got hold of the podcast by Pia-Maria Thoren…

Gender Bias

A few days ago, I received the Global Gender Gap Report, as published by the World Economic Forum. As a father of three daughters, this is a topic I have been dealing with both professionally and privately for a long time and now seems like a good opportunity to write about it.   In particular,…

Next:Land

In my projects I am regularly asked if I can provide an overview of current trends in organisational structures. As a visual person, my initial response is to show a graphic that the Vienna-based, Holocracy-focused organisational consultancy DwarfsandGiants designed for the Harvard Business Manager: The whole article can be purchased from HBR. However, parts of…