In times of rapid, sometimes even disruptive change, an organization’s ability to adapt and change is the success factor par excellence. Without a finely tuned culture of change that promotes a pioneering spirit and personal responsibility, it will not be possible to successfully anticipate future developments. In our podcast, business leaders and innovators discuss the challenges ahead as well as new ways and opportunities to flexibly adapt to them.

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Episode 15: Why Better Consulting Needs Technology – a Conversation with Celonis

To transform a company successfully, you must trace all of its processes, discover the problems and eliminate them. Celonis SE of Munich, the market leader in this area, offers the opportunity to do this and provides practical solutions that can be implemented. Bastian Nominacher, Co-Founder and CEO of Celonis, speaks to Janice Köser of Staufen AG about the company’s work.

Episode 14: Agility Within ING – Responding Flexibly to the Market

Agile transformation takes the company down a journey that has no end – yet it facilitates solving problems quickly while keeping both employees and customers happy. How this can work at a bank is explained by Hatice Sen and Patrick Hofacker, both Agile Coaches at ING.

Episode 13: Predictive Restructuring – Fit for the Future

Predictive Restructuring allows companies to better circumvent potential crises. Digitalization, employee retention and flexible financial structures offer security despite volatile markets.

Episode 12: 20 Years of Experience in Brazil

Our Brazilian subsidiary Staufen Taktica, nowadays Staufen Brazil, was founded 20 years ago. We spoke with Dario Spinola, Managing Director of Staufen Brazil about the Brazilian economy 20 years ago when he founded Staufen Taktica, how he sees the economy today and where the economy is heading.

Episode 11: Change management – for a company’s successful future

With well-organized and individually designed change management, companies can eradicate deep-seated problems and actively shape the future through targeted change. Dr. Dirk Bayas-Linke, expert for change management and organizational development and Partner at Staufen AG, explains what is important to ensure effective change brought about by management.

Episode 10: Agility – Trend or company optimization

We want to answer this question and show why it is sometimes important to take on new perspectives and apply other ways of looking at things. If you are already familiar with Scrum, you should definitely keep reading…

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Episode 9: “It’s not starting that’s difficult, it’s persevering.”

What makes companies successful in the long term? Why do we need more courage? How can companies motivate their employees in the long term? We talk about this with Marc Gassert, communication scientist and martial arts master, also known as the “blond Shaolin”.

Episode 8: Why is the ttopic of variant and complexity management more relevant today than ever?

The constant increase in product diversity is forcing many companies to face up to the issue of variant and complexity management. In order to survive in competition in the long term, the existing product and process complexity must be reduced. We discuss how this can be achieved with Dino Munk, partner at Staufen AG.

Episode 7: What must future supply chain management be capable of? Part 2

In the wake of the Corona crisis, global networks have had to make adjustments to increase their flexibility and respond to short-term fluctuations. But what challenges do innovative supply chains bring with them? With Thomas Spiess, member of the management board of Staufen.Inova AG, we discuss where companies have opportunities to connect and what proven solution strategies already exist.

Episode 6: Episode 7: What must future supply chain management be capable of? Part 1

Innovative supply chains are characterized by strong customer orientation, excellent performance, and high flexibility and agility in the face of new market and environmental requirements. If the supply chain is developed from a cost factor to a success factor, it can become an integral part of the competitive strategy.

Episode 5: Lean Hospital – How a clinical pathway manager helps optimize processes

Just two years ago, clinics were being closed due to cost pressure and inefficient processes. The pandemic has temporarily pushed “clinic closures” as the sword of Damocles out of the media, but the topic will come up again as the pandemic fades. The ARCUS Clinics Pforzheim have found a way to continuously increase efficiency and quality in their daily clinic routine. Christian Sobau, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon for hips and knees and chief physician at ARCUS Clinics Pforzheim since 2010, has actively supported the introduction of so-called clinical pathway managers.

Episode 3: Lean is for production, right?

Or perhaps not! Lean methods are being used more and more in administrative areas as well. For example, we talk among other things about Lean Administration. But exactly which areas do we mean here? Administration or the administrative areas are understood to be all company areas that really have nothing to do with the machining a ( physical ) product, like HR, Controlling, Purchasing, Sales, Marketing etc.

Episode 2: Does the future belong to agile companies?

Precisely what is behind the term and how is the topic being interpreted and implemented in practice by Staufen AG? Jan Haug has a degree in industrial engineering and has been a part of the Staufen AG team for 13 years. Heading the Lean Development unit, together with his team, he has also been working on the topic of agility for years, and how it can be successfully implemented in traditional corporate structures.

Episode 1: Leadership-switch. Does leadership have to change?

Leaders often look for the ultimate solution to their leadership situations. But they do not exist (unfortunately). Nevertheless, leadership performance can be actively improved at all levels of an organization. It is very important to consider the leader’s respective context: Who do they interact with? What is their goal? How can they support employees or the respective team in order to find a solution?

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