How well-equipped are corporate headquarters to master the tasks ahead?
Boosting your organization
Organizations must face up to the challenges caused by fast-changing business environments on a global level. Leaders of private companies and state-owned enterprises or public organizations alike are forced to meet the demanding requirements of different stakeholder groups. Shareholders urge ever better performance and higher profitability, while employees and works councils focus on job security, working conditions and co-determination. Achieving a smooth corporate transformation backed by a managed and moderated change process is imperative if organizations are to overcome these challenges.
We understand, however, that organizational challenges impact each company differently due to unique characteristics and business environments. Working hand in glove with our experts in restructuring and performance improvement, we support the transformation of an organization to achieve higher adaptiveness and sustainable competitiveness. We design the optimal organizational structure, develop a clear HR strategy and support stakeholder communication with the aim of guiding a company safely through the entire transformation process.
Our expertise in the field of transformation breaks down into two closely connected areas: Organization, people & transformation is one. Stakeholder communication is the other.
Organization, people & transformation
We ensure organizational excellence by transforming a company's strategy, processes, workforce, leadership style and culture. We implement efficient overhead functions - specifically, a state-of-the-art HR function with a modern service delivery model. We deliver workforce management with a proven approach that faciliates negotiations with social partners and measurable P&L effects.
Design and implementation of innovative, strategy-oriented solutions; fact-based discussions of the optimal blueprint for process organization, enabled by an extensive toolbox; optimization of business functions and HQ.
Establishment of lean overhead functions (i.e. reduction in G&A); insights-based approach to HQ modernization; state-of-the-art functional setups, e.g. in finance and HR, including benchmarking and automation potential.
Concepts for personnel adjustments; development of strategies for negotiations with employee representatives and labor unions; communication support.
Development and implementation of a functional HR strategy encompassing the target operating model, organizational structure and digital HR services, including robotic process automation and AI.
Definition of a people strategy (in line with corporate strategy); development of workforce planning; evaluation of recruiting processes (attraction, sourcing, retention); assessment and development of corresponding HR capabilities.
Development and implementation of measures that encourage managers and employees to adopt target behavior, fostering a purposeful corporate culture; measuring the impact of interventions; application of a human-centric approach that combines practical experience with insights from neuroscience and other disciplines.
Successful companies enter into a dialog. Organizations and their leaders are scrutinized in a public domain that places a premium on transparency, openness and corporate responsibility. What's more, shareholders and employees – but also the media, public administrations and NGOs – all expect to be involved in decision-making processes at an ever earlier stage. To ensure that a corporate strategy can make it off the drawing board, we support executives as they communicate with internal and external stakeholders.
Communicative support of personnel reduction incl. works council negotiations; understandable explanation of "reason why"; implementation support by involvement and training of managers
Storytelling and sharpening of key messages; development of a holistic communication plan and implementation of measures; sensitization and mobilization of staff and management to enable and secure change
Development and implementation of corporate communication strategies; optimization of the processes/structures of communication departments; implementation of digital tools (e.g. big data analysis)
Development and setting of a corporate agenda; raising awareness among key stakeholders; development of study-based campaigns that summarize and leverage proprietary analytical insights
Support of management board and investor relations in implementing transaction processes; development of a convincing equity story; accompanying media work for a positive perception of the corporate strategy
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