This Wednesday, 8th March, is the anniversary of the International Women’s Day. Time to take stock of what has been achieved in the meantime (or not) in the press. CEOs of large corporations tell about their programs for the promotion of women, about “signs of hope”, and about the goals they will set for themselves once again. A short
Juliane Kästner: Everything is subject to the life cycle of upward trend, peak and downward trend: humans, institutions, companies, empires and even democracy, says philosopher Charles Handy in „The Second Curve – Thoughts on Reinventing Society“.
To escape the downward trend, a […]
“Germans, living in Switzerland, do not feel comfortable and find it difficult to integrate”, my parents read to me on this recurring topic from a corresponding article just recently. I myself am a German. And I do not agree.
Granted. I am living more than 26 years in Switzerland, first in the Canton of Solothurn, then in St. Gallen, Zurich, Basel, […]
This article is dedicated to all the consultants and employees of this world. To people advocating to start the journey of change in companies’ purposes and approaches for coordination (bureaucracy), decision-making (hierarchy) or employee’s motivation, faced with questions like “Who has done that before, still being successful? We will never be like Google, you know, we are not an IT-company or in the Silicon Valley.” or “Self-organization […]
In the preceding years I have been witnessing a growing change among my friends and acquaintances. Some quit their engagement as an employee to found a startup. Others have become more and more dissatisfied in their jobs, thirsty for a working environment of self-determination, appreciation and room for innovation.
I have noticed not only an increasing need […]
“Productivity is the principal driver of the prosperity of a society. So we have a problem.
In the largest European economies, productivity used to grow by 5% per annum in the 50ies, from 70 to 73 3% per annum, from 83 to 95 2% per annum, since 1995 less than 1% per annum. The same profile in Japan, the same profile […]
Dan Ariely – professor for psychology and behavior economics at the Duke University – is asking the right questions and finds out, that various gaps exist in the equality or egality of us human beings within our society:
- a knowledge gap to the effective wealth distribution,
- a gap, as human beings wish the distribution […]