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A changing working world?

Steinbeis consulting survey

The first “A changing working world?” Steinbeis Consulting survey was unveiled at the 12th Steinbeis Consulting Forum in mid-March 2012. Its title: “Working World. Job Satisfaction.True Happiness.” As well as Steinbeis consultants, members of the Baden-Württemberg Junior Chamber (WJ BW) were also invited to the exclusive presentation of survey results.

The WJ BW comprised the survey sample group, which was questioned in late 2011 using a detailed questionnaire covering topics such as work/life balance and satisfaction at work and at home. Already in its second year, the survey underscores the success of collaboration between junior business representatives and Steinbeis. Amongst other findings, which will be presented in detail in the next edition of TRANSFER, the survey points to differences in opinion between the self-employed and employees. Findings of the study, which was conducted based on scientific principles by the Steinbeis Consulting Center for Marketing, Intelligence and Consulting, will be published in the Spring 2012 Steinbeis-Edition.

Successful succession planning

Steinbeis concept

Management succession is a highly sensitive issue. Given this sensitivity, the owner of Feninger, a wood turner and specialized supplier to the furniture industry, turned to experts at the Steinbeis Transfer Center of Internationalisation - Equity Participation - Succession Regulation (I/B/N). It was all part of a project backed by an ESF business succession program.

The aim of the project was to agree on a reasonable enterprise value and work out a succession option to pave the way for a transition that would suit both parties. It was particularly important that everyone had trust in the proposed course of action. According to Prof. Dr. Peter Philippi-Beck, trust is especially important for everything to work with business succession, especially after the contract has been signed, and successors have to familiarize themselves with key business processes and start working with them. Collaboration with the Steinbeis Consulting Center for Business Coaching enabled the project to culminate in a successful transition of responsibility, laying a foundation in the long term for smoothrunning operations.

Wanted: consultant!

Funding through ESF Programs

The Steinbeis Consulting Center for Business Coaching is authorized by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Finance and Economy to carry out projects as part of the ESF Coaching Skills Consultation and Staff Development funding program. 

Steinbeis consultants may support, advise and coach managers on the planning and implementation of business strategies. The state of Baden-Württemberg subsidizes the projects.

Coaching funding program
Funding is available for coaching projects on the following topics:

  • Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Reduction of energy consumption
  • Demographic change
  • Business succession

Funding is available for up to 15 working days in each area.

Skills consultation and staff development
program Funding is available for coaching projects on the following topics:

  • Consulting on skills and staff development (A)
  • Systematic HR development (B)

Funding is possible in either area per company and site. Projects in Area A can be funded for up to 10 working days. In Area B, they can be funded for up to 20 working days.

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