Our management style

We believe leadership serves an important function within an organisation, namely that of providing vital developmental impulses. This is necessary because an organisation’s environment (shaped by political, customer, market and/or industry requirements) is not only constantly in flux, but is also becoming increasingly dynamic. Every organisation has to find a way to respond effectively to its rapidly changing environment. To do this, it is necessary to be aware of one’s own patterns of conduct, particularly how specific issues are addressed. A systematic examination of one’s own organisational patterns and ways of operating is therefore a continuous management task (Wimmer/Schumacher, 2009).

The aim of management is to provide focused guidance and direction for social situations within an organisation’s overall structure. Success in this endeavour is largely dependent on the context.

The osb Business Navigator

  • Adopting an overall management view of an organisation, the Business Navigator describes the tasks that must be developed to ensure that the organisation remains viable.
  • Specifically, there are six central leadership tasks that represent the fundamental management tasks and paradoxes in areas such as strategy development or controlling.
  • The task of management is not to find a solution to each paradox but to manage them in an ongoing and constructive manner. This results, for example, in a growing need for strategy development to define the future of the company in the present without having the certainty of knowing what that future will look like.
  • The Business Navigator provides orientation with regard to the “WHAT” (tasks) and the “HOW” (leadership) of a forward-looking organisation.
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    • Dr Esther Strätz
    • Helmholtz Management Academy
      Helmholtz Association
    • Mandy Ritsche
    • Assistant Academy/Mentoring
      Helmholtz Association