In my last blog post, I invited you, dear readers, to take a critical look at the future viability of your company in view of the current economic recession. Perhaps – inspired by my questions – you have already been able to develop one or two ideas to better get through the challenges of the time. There is one question I would like to address today: How do you move quickly from idea generation to action? [Read more…]
Reading or watching the news is really no fun at the moment. Even in conversations, the mood is rather November-grey, especially when it comes to economic topics and Germany as a business location. Yet it is only October and the leaves are changing colour. So let’s go for a walk and take a relaxed optimistic look at the future. [Read more…]
When the topic of scaling comes up, almost all of the people I talk to first think bigger, better, more international. And names like Amazon, Airbnb or Uber quickly come to mind – companies that have managed to develop from a startup into a multinational player. Scaling is an issue for companies of all sizes. And for some companies, there are good reasons not to grow, but to deliberately cut back in order to survive in changing markets. [Read more…]
Over or not over? During the pandemic and at the beginning of the Ukraine war, I often found myself in front of empty shelves when shopping. You remember: toilet paper, noodles and later sunflower oil. And companies from B2B also complained about supply shortages – from basic raw materials to pallets or packaging material. What is the situation today and what have companies learned? [Read more…]
Up and down the country, digitalisation is being bandied about as the new panacea in administrative buildings, public authorities and small and medium-sized enterprises. Because they all suffer from the same deficiency disease: too few workers.
Let me first clarify what I mean by digitalisation. After all, the term is often used in the same breath as automation. But digitalisation is not about Industry 4.0 or the automation of production processes. Digitisation means the intelligent use of digital tools to create space for something new. Digitalisation is not a megatrend, according to the Zukunftsinstitut, but has points of contact with all currently observable megatrends.