Incentives to change: I’ll play along if it’s worth it for me!

Let’s not beat around the bush: we expect our employees to do what we want them to do. And preferably with enthusiasm, energy and great ideas about how we can achieve our goals more quickly and effectively. To make this work, we offer our team friendly colleagues, clear responsibilities, competent managers, a warm smile [...]

There can be only one!

How company culture changes following a merger remains an unsolved mystery. At least, that’s what the multitudes of literature, articles and recent publications on the subject could lead us to believe. I find that excessive. Sure, big culture projects are a particularly challenging part of megamergers, but lots of my clients deal with much [...]

Gut feel or analytical thinking? 8 tips for better, strategic decisions

I usually know what I want straight away. I am always amazed when I witness other people (including my wife) needing several days to make important decisions. A series of experiments in socioeconomics showed that people do not act rationally, but instead largely based on their emotions. Decisions are often rationalized retroactively and are [...]

By |2020-12-18T22:30:24+01:00October 25th, 2020|Article, Execution, General Management, Strategy|

Create commitment in times of change

How to Generate Commitment and Performance When Your Organisation Needs it the Most Restructuring projects, such as those which arise in times of crisis, or are stipulated during M&A integrations, turnarounds and important strategic initiatives, are characterised by uncertainty. And uncertainty can be destructive. It dampens spirits, stirs up anxiety and kills creativity and [...]

By |2020-12-18T18:11:23+01:00April 21st, 2020|Artikel, Krise, Management|

When fate gives you lemons, make lemonade!

The 5 Success Factors to Get You Through the Pandemic. We already pointed out in our first whitepaper “The golden years are over” that change means new opportunities and that it’s successful companies’ use of innovation which differentiates them from others in this respect. Although it’s difficult for most companies to innovate in the [...]

By |2021-03-25T18:50:43+01:00April 2nd, 2020|Artikel, Krise, Management|

The vultures are waiting

Die Krux mit Unternehmensakquisitionen aus der Krise und Jansen's Checkliste für Wertgenerierungen bei Zukäufen aus der Insolvenz. Während sich die Normalbürger um Ihre Gesundheit ängstigen, hamstern unsolidarische Mitbürger Klopapier und die Spinner gehen weiter feiern, als wären sie immun. Mittlerweile ist klar, die geschäftlichen Auswirkungen der Corona-Krise werden bedeutend sein. Nicht nur für Freiberufler und Kleinunternehmer. [...]

By |2020-10-25T17:47:32+01:00March 23rd, 2020|Artikel, Krise, Unternehmen zukaufen|

The secret of successful divestments

Warum der Fokus, die Story und die Käuferliste über den Erfolg Ihres Verkaufs entscheiden Teil 2: Aus Fehlern kann man lernen Ein Münchner IT-Unternehmen, seit fünf Jahren im Geschäft, mit guten Zahlen, guter Substanz und ebenso guten Aussichten schickte Mitte des Jahres eine Brandmail an eine Reihe von M&A-Beratern (unter anderem auch an uns). [...]

By |2020-10-25T17:48:26+01:00January 7th, 2020|Artikel, Verkauf von Unternehmen|
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