ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT & EFFECTIVENESS

 

Results we can achieve together:

 

  • Successful organisational redesign to implement a group-wide strategic repositioning
  • Development and implementation of a master plan for the organizational development of a major corporation and creation of buy-in by a critical mass of senior managers for its implementation and the necessary change process
  • Adjustment of the performance management and reward system to the new strategic requirements
  • Improvement of the results of core processes to dramatically increase customer satisfaction
  • Development of a process organization for the successful cooperation with external partners
  • Finding and retaining top talent in a highly competitive market 
  • Optimization of the virtual collaboration of a global R&D team to increase productivity and speed substantially
  • Improvement of cross-departmental cooperation  and production of turf battles to free the CEO for his strategic core responsibilities
  • Dramatic improvement of the productivity of a top management team
  • Activation of a salesforce for rapid growth
  • Optimization of a sales organization and of the sales process to systematically expand existing client penetration ("sell-on") and/or quickly gain new clients
  • Acceleration of a production process by nearly 30%, by cutting out unnecessary activities and duplication,  radically simplifying all activities and reorganizing the sub-supplier network

 

"Thank you for your excellent advice and process facilitation that have brought us decisive progress and a new quality of cooperation in the working together of the trading and risk management departments of our corporation. With your careful preparation and disciplined facilitation, you have quickly succeeded in creating a good basis for a constructive cooperation of all parties involved  and positioned yourself as an independent and  clear business thinker and consultant respected by all sides. The results of the project are impressive and have created high value for our company."

 

Ernst Tschannen | Chief Executive Officer | Erdgas Ostschweiz AG |  Member of a leading Swiss Utility Group

 

"I had the pleasure to work with Michael over a period of more than 2 years, on a number of strategic projects during my tenure as CEO of Matrixware. His advice was clear, practical and to the point. He has helped the board to make better decisions and to execute them effectively. His recommendations were based on state-of-the-art methods and validated by sound business judgement. I can highly recommend him, if you need fast, high-quality results with a strong positive impact on the performance of your organisation."

 

Francisco De Sousa Webber | Founder & CEO | cortical.io

 

"I consulted Michael to help me in developing dissemination strategies for a new technology that was being developed over a couple of years and was then ready to be rolled-out globally at Harman Automotive Division. However, due to the new, revolutionary approach of that technology there were a couple of internal barriers and blocking factors to hop on the train. Michael very successfully helped to quickly identify and understand those barriers and to develop a highly efficient strategy to significantly improve acceptance of the new paradigm in product development. I can highly recommend Michael as an efficient consultant if you are faced with challenging situations in technology development processes."

 

Dr. Alfred Svobodnik | Senior Manager/Chief Engineer |  Harman Automotive / Harman International Industries

 

"I am delighted about our highly productive cooperation over the last eight years and would like to thank you for your pragmatic, fast, results-oriented and highly effective consulting in that period.  You have demonstrated extremely high versatility and flexibility, by quickly understanding and helping to tackle new challenges and topics in the fields of strategy development and implementation, team building, conflict management and resolution, executive coaching and executive training, thereby helping us to resolve them quickly and effectively and creating extremely high value for our organization. Across all projects you have demonstrated high intellectual and ethical integrity, a good sense of humor and a clear business and practice orientation, which made your one of the best consultants I have worked with in my entire career. I Look forward to our continued cooperation!"

 

Dir. Wolfgang Hanzl | Head of Division Operations | BAWAG P.S.K. Group | a leading and financially very successful retail bank in Austria, majority-owned by the US-american investment fund Cerberus Capital Management

 

"Thank you very much for the excellent preparation and facilitation of the workshop with of our management board to identify the learnings and action points from our culture survey! Your structured and disciplined approach to facilitating the workshop has helped the board immensely to identify the key action points from the employee survey and to  transfer them into a concrete implementation plan. I also want to thank you very much for your excellent design and facilitation of the workshop with our extended management team! With your high results orientation, pragmatism, experience and versatility, you have been able to quickly tackle new challenges and situations in the context of the different organizational challenges which occurred over the course of our working relationship and have thereby proven to be an extremely valuable and helpful resource. I look forward to our continued cooperation."

 

Ernst Tschannen | Chief Executive Officer | Erdgas Ostschweiz AG |  Member of a leading Swiss Utility Group

 

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