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``A fluid world, needs organizations in flow``

We live and do business in an extreme environment characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity, diversity and dynamics (VUCAD2).

Volatility

Everything appears to swing from one extreme to another, like the weather delivering four seasons in one day, or the capital markets.
To integrate this instability into an organization’s everyday life demands letting go of inflexibility. While the old model demands lean and cost-efficient processes, volatility needs some slack to be resilient to extremes.

Uncertainty

Decisions need to be made in an environment of uncertainty.
Since everything is insecure, what matters most is authenticity and a clear purpose. Tapping into new sources of information such as diverse stakeholders or one’s own intuition strengthens the quality of decisions arrived at.

Complexity

Everything is connected. This also applies to the changing interests of all stakeholders. It is important not to get stuck in complicated structures by creating even more rules and processes, but instead to find a simplicity within the complexity by extracting fundamental principles and guidelines for action out of it.

Ambiguity

The global world is not black OR white anymore, it is multi-coloured and rich in tones, all of which are relevant. This calls for multi-layered thinking and multiple-option action. Cause-and effect relations are more diffuse and not easily understood anymore. We need to be willing to explore new fields, learning by doing, turning positive and negative experiences, such as mistakes, into assets.

Diversity

The network of stakeholders from different cultures and with divergent worldviews impacts the organization’s everyday life.
We need to consciously agree on a common language, integrate ALL people as a wellspring of new ideas, allow for dissent and make constructive use of these various sources to generate more resilience and creativity.

Dynamics

All elements of VUCAD2 can be seen as forces intertwined with each other, moving and shaping the organization. These forces are experienced as a spinning top ever increasing in speed and they make organizational members dizzy and breathless. For each organizational member to thrive in such an environment they need to accept VUCAD2 and develop resilience in terms of inner stability. Mastering the art of resilience brings energy and joy.

Our Philosophy

We see people and organizations holistically. Both are a part of life, so they are organisms, not mechanisms. Our holistic approach extends the classical way of operating, based on abstract thoughts and concepts, by aspects of the physical world and emotions.

The universe of an organization, as we perceive it, can be subdivided into the following four interconnected action levels, which have a common structure:

Macro-Level

At the macro-level what we want is to harmonize the desire to generate profit with the needs of our planet and the needs of all people living on this planet.

Organization Level

At the organization level we need to harmonize the strategy for gaining profits with the structure of the organization and its culture, which can be seen as the heart of the organization.

Team-Level

At the team level the respective projects that achieve the strategy have to be aligned with the basic project structures, i.e. in the form of self-organizing teams whose communication behavior contributes to an effective realization of the projects.

Individual Level

At the individual level we see the intellect developing and achieving projects and strategies, accompanied by an awareness for physical health and an emotionally balanced heart.

Our Raison d'être

We contribute to helping organizations understand how to flow.
This is our motivation, our internal fuel.
Our mission is to increase vitality and when organizations flow society becomes more vibrant and alive.

“We bring more joy to workplaces.”

“Joy is the fuel for being productive.”

Our Team

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Prof. Dr. Kathrin Köster

Founder
Kathrin distinguishes herself by her high energy levels, her unreservedly positive outlook and her motivational strength. She knows how to engage in unique ways with the needs and concerns of people and organizations. In her transformation work she…
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Elif Mucan, B. A.

Partner

Elif’s key qualities are her outstanding intuition and high empathy. Her bi-cultural background equips her to naturally share these, particularly in an environment shaped by …

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Dr. Adrian Kreppel

Partner

Adrian is the brain and the challenger. Extremely creative – and always coming from a different angle – he offers unusual perspectives and solutions. With a sense of humor, logic, technical understanding and a razor-sharp mind…

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Jochen Stettner, M. A.

Partner

Jochen is our visionary AND doer.
With him ideas don’t only manifest themselves in words. With a lot of joy and vigor he embraces the most varied duties…

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What we can do and what we stand for

New Path

We energetically support you to walk courageously on your own path – whichever way best suits you and your organization.

We create with you this way and adapt it to a dynamically changing world.

New horizons

We question your definition of “normal” and open you at the same time to new horizons of experience.

Creation with joy and swing

We empower you and your organization to not only survive in a VUCAD2 environment but to co-create it with joy and swing from your own strength.

In this sense we try hard to make ourselves redundant 😉

Do you want to come along with us?

Contact

  •  Salzstraße 42 74076 Heilbronn
  •  Mobile: 0172 7446822
  •  info@koesterpartner.de