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June 22, 2021 News Germany

Companies give their managers a poor report card/Significant need to improve analytical and communication skills – “Collaboration – The key to success” study

To be successful in today’s competitive environment, companies must remain adaptable and work in an agile manner. “Leaders in particular are expected to model these skills,” says Wilhelm Goschy, CEO of Staufen AG. But companies know that many of their employees in managerial and top positions have catching up to do in this regard.

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June 14, 2021

SMEs are prepared for the upswing/One in two companies has adapted its own strategy for the post-Corona period – Study

The German SME sector has been able to fend off the upheavals from the Corona pandemic. According to the current study “Restructuring 2021,” only a minority of companies see themselves in an phase of existential crisis; one in four companies has already left the crisis behind. Marking a noticeable change in strategy, 47 percent have repositioned themselves for the post-Corona era. For the survey, management consultancy Staufen interviewed more than 200 owners and top executives of companies with annual sales of at least 20 million euros.

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May 5, 2021 Global news, News Germany

In only one in five companies is collaboration anywhere near where it was before the Corona crisis/Lack of collaboration is already causing efficiency, cost and quality problems – Study

In only one in five companies is collaboration anywhere near where it was before the Corona crisis/Lack of collaboration is already causing efficiency, cost and quality problems. Corona continues to test companies and their employees. According to the current study “Collaboration as the key to success,” only 22 percent of companies currently manage to maintain collaboration at pre-crisis levels. This stressful situation directly impacts companies’ key performance indicators. For example, poor collaboration noticeably reduces efficiency in 72 percent of companies. For the study, business consultancy Staufen, together with the Shop Floor Management experts from Staufen.ValueStreamer surveyed more than 300 companies in Germany.

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April 30, 2021 News Germany

Feig Electronic GmbH and Insta GmbH have once again been certified as BestPractice Partners in 2021 – Consistent peak performance

Our BestPractice partners are market leaders, technology leaders and hidden champions. They represent companies that have already successfully introduced Lean Management and are constantly developing it further. By holistically integrating lean mechanisms, these companies are considered pioneers in terms of value creation. Our customers can experience BestPractice live with our partners during visits and seminars. Our partners, on the other hand, benefit from deriving their own new solutions for their lean transformation.

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April 14, 2021 News China


Weak frontline management and unsolid implementation of standards lead to unstable quality and output in the workshop. Supervisors and Managers frequently have to deal with firefighting cases, but they cannot blame the frontline leaders who seem hard-working and super busy every day.

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April 7, 2021 Global news, News Germany

Taking a look at the performance of leaders/Avoiding falling back into old patterns of thought – Restructuring after Corona

There will be no back to “business as usual” after Corona, not even with regard to the topic of leadership. For it became clear in the crisis which leadership concepts companies need in order to react so that they are fit for transformations and changes. As a current market study by the consulting company Staufen shows, however, it is proving difficult for many companies to make insights gained in the pandemic into the “new normal.”

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March 15, 2021 Global news, News Germany

Staufen AG wins over its customers more than ever in the crisis/Consulting company receives award as top expert for the mechanical engineering, automotive, food & beverage, and aviation industries – Best Consultants 2021

Köngen – as part of the renowned industry study by brand eins and Statista, the consulting company Staufen received the “Best Consultants 2021” award in nine categories. Underlying this success is a consulting approach that prepares companies consistently for transformation and adaptation. As in previous years, Staufen won over the trade experts and customers surveyed as an operations expert in its primary industries mechanical engineering and automotive, but it has also achieved recognition as an expert in the fields of supply chain management, restructuring, growth, and innovation and organizational consulting.

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March 9, 2021 News Germany

When complexity becomes a question of survival/secured production despite disrupted supply chain – Variant management

Köngen – disrupted supply chains keep compromising the production flows of German industry. Currently, for example, automobile manufacturers are suffering from massive resupply problems with regard to chips. Such external shocks suddenly increase complexity. In order to remain able to act and thus to survive in these situations, companies should take timely measures to ensure that the complexity drivers variety, networking, and change remain in a healthy balance with one another.

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November 24, 2020

When it comes to AI, smart data et al. many companies are still only spectators / Digital pioneers are already implementing the huge trends into specific projects – International Study “Digitalization 2020”

Köngen – The digital transformation of the economy is progressing worldwide. According to “Digitalization 2020”, an international study, many companies are especially convinced of the advantages of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). However, to date, only every fourth company has already implemented projects in the field of AI/ML as well. For this study, business consultancy Staufen together with experts from Staufen Digital Neonex, surveyed more than 1,100 companies. Participants came from Germany, USA, China, Brazil, Mexico, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Romania.

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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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