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January 13, 2020 Global news, News Germany

Possible efficiency increases of 30 percent / performance improvement can compensate for slump in orders in mechanical engineering

Köngen – The backbone of the German economy cannot react quickly enough to weak economic phases or game changers. Around half of mechanical engineering companies are slowed down by static processes, business consultancy Staufen found in a study. In view of a declining order intake, savings potential should now be leveraged and efficiency increases implemented.

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December 19, 2019 Global news, News Germany

Staufen AG has once again been awarded as Germany’s best Lean Management Consulting firm / An integrated approach wins over owners, board members and executive managers – Hidden Champions 2020

Köngen – Germany’s corporate leaders have made a clear decision: Anyone planning larger change, transformation or digitization projects cannot ignore the Lean Management experts from Staufen AG. Because only those who have their processes under control – from purchasing to production to administration and sales – can master the necessary change. These are the results of the renowned industry study “Hidden Champions 2020/21″prepared by the Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Management und Beratung, spearheaded by Prof. Dietmar Fink, in which more than 700 executives of Germany’s leading major corporations and medium-sized businesses were surveyed.

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December 3, 2019 Global news, News Germany

Nearly every third company conducts executive coaching / Executive coaching as professional sparring on an equal footing – Study

Especially in times of constant change, supporting executives in a targeted manner is crucial for success. Consequently, 37 percent of German companies have already firmly established coaching and supervision as part of their leadership development. 41 percent of companies plan to implement such instruments in the future or are currently being developed. These are the results of the “Success in Change” study. Management consultancy Staufen interviewed more than 400 top executives from German companies for this study.

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November 18, 2019 Global news, News Germany

Many companies are not yet weather-resistant / Study shows major deficits in structures and processes – Performance improvement

The German economy is on the verge of a recession. However, many companies are not prepared. More than half of companies must admit that their structures are neither flexible nor adaptable. Moreover, only every second company has reviewed its own processes with regard to upcoming challenges. These are the results of the “Success in Change” study. Management consultancy Staufen interviewed more than 400 top executives from German companies for this study.

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October 28, 2019 Global news, News Germany

Only around every second company is successful in continuously adapting its own processes / Lean Management increases adaptability – Study “Success in Change”

59 percent of executives in Germany are convinced that their company succeeds in constantly adapting its own processes to the changes they face. Conversely, four out of ten companies fail to keep up with current upheavals. These are the results of the “Success in Change” study. Management consultancy Staufen interviewed more than 400 top executives from German companies for this study.

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July 5, 2019 Global news, News Germany

Be open! Break down barriers! Have no fear! / Business consultancy Staufen presents the Agility Maturity Check at Europe’s leading Lean Congress – BestPractice Day 2019:

Even before agile work organizations had the chance to comprehensively demonstrate their performance, the first companies began turning their backs with disappointment. The reason: They have not managed to change the mindset of their employees and executives beyond the initial introduction of agile methods. How companies can make the step from “Doing Agile” to “Being Agile” was one of the main topics at the BestPractice Day this year held by business consultancy Staufen. More than 330 executives came to Darmstadt this year again for Europe’s leading Lean Congress.

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