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January 11, 2022 News Germany

Only one in four companies is ambitiously pursuing a green strategy – Study “Companies in Transition”

Energy and material savings are now part of everyday business in Germany. However, the path toward sustainability has so far generally taken place without a specific plan. According to the current study “Companies in Transition,” only 26 percent of companies consistently pursue an overall green strategy. For the study, business consultancy Staufen surveyed more than 350 top executives of German companies.

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December 16, 2021 Global news, News Germany

Once again, Staufen AG is among Germany’s best management consultancies – Lean management experts are increasingly bringing their operational strength to bear on sustainability projects – Hidden Champions 2022

As in previous years, Staufen AG has been awarded the title of Best Lean Management Consultancy in the eighth installment of the prestigious “Hidden Champions” industry study. It also ranks among the top-ranking leaders in the areas of production, R&D, technology management, operational efficiency, shop floor management, global footprint, and Industry 4.0. For the study, the Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Management und Beratung (Scientific Society for Management and Consulting), headed by Prof. Dietmar Fink, surveyed more than 1,000 executives from major German companies.

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December 1, 2021 News Germany

Companies fail to strategically address change / Corona masks unfinished business – Study

Despite turbulent times and pressing issues such as digitalization and sustainability, German companies have only slightly increased their overall ability to adapt and change in recent years. This is the result of the “Change Readiness Index 2022” from business consultancy Staufen. Compared to the pre-Corona year 2019, the index, which was surveyed for the third time, increased by only one point to now 56. For the survey with a maximum scale of 100 points, more than 350 top executives of German companies were interviewed as part of the “Companies in Transition” study.

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October 28, 2021 News Germany

Sustainability is gaining importance as an awarding criterion in the automotive industry/Six out of ten companies already assess the sustainability of their suppliers  – Supply chain study

Für 89 Prozent der Automotive-Unternehmen gelingt eine nachhaltige Lieferkette nur mit dem Austausch ökologischer Daten. Doch noch mangelt es an der entsprechenden Zusammenarbeit mit vielen Lieferanten, wie die aktuelle Studie “Green Transformation in der Automobilindustrie” zeigt. Weniger als die Hälfte der Unternehmen sagt, dass die Zulieferer sie aktiv beim grünen Wandel unterstützen. Die Automobil-Experten der Unternehmensberatung Staufen haben für die Studie fast 250 Unternehmen aus der Automobilindustrie in Deutschland befragt.

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October 15, 2021 News Germany

61% of German automotive companies link their future viability directly to the green transformation / but not even half of the industry has a functional strategy thus far – Study

For six in ten German automotive companies, it’s clear: Without quick conversion to CO2-neutral production, they will not be able to assert themselves on the market in the future. As the current study “Green Transformation in the Automobile Industry” shows, 87% of the companies have not yet exploited even their rudimentary ecological potential. Thus far, they are lacking an appropriate strategy, and the decisions made have not been implemented consistently. The automotive experts at the management consultancy Staufen surveyed more than 250 OEMs and suppliers from the automotive industry in Germany.

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October 5, 2021 Global news, News Germany

BestPracticeDay 2021 explores the challenges and opportunities of transition / International experts present benchmark examples of successful top performers – Congress and livestream

From digitalization to decarbonization – Companies are currently in the midst of one of the biggest transformations in economic history. What are the challenges they need to overcome? What opportunities do they need to seize? And what are high performers doing differently in order to maintain balance within their business? BestPracticeDay 2021 provides answers to these questions. The event will take place on November 23, 2021 in the Stuttgart FILDERHALLE. The congress will also be simultaneously transmitted via livestream.

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September 23, 2021 Global news, News Germany

Every second meeting ends with no results or is superfluous / Only one in three companies successfully implements digital process management – “Collaboration – The key to success” study

In connection with the Corona pandemic, people like to talk about an increase in digitization among companies. But managers and employees still suffer from a flood of emails and inconclusive and superfluous meetings. This can be remedied by digital process management, which prepares information clearly and transparently and brings it to where it is needed. For the “Collaboration – The key to success” study, management consultancy Staufen together with the experts from Staufen.Valuestreamer surveyed more than 300 companies in Germany.

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August 26, 2021 Global news, News Germany

Mid-sized industry the sector with the most experienced crisis managers / Data-driven approaches and scenario mindset still under-utilized – Survey

The German mid-sized sector benefiting from storm-proof managers in challenging times. Four out of ten companies possess real crisis expertise, and an additional three out of ten attest to a satisfactory routine. According to the current “Restructuring 2021” study, half of the companies still only have a short-sighted perspective and do not follow any structured process when it comes to orienting themselves for the future. For the study, the management consultancy Staufen surveyed more than 200 business owners and top managers from companies with an annual turnover of at least 20 million euros.

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