Young Professionals Caught in Internships – We need Immigrants!

We have had several discussions about insufficent resources when it comes to employees. It turned out that due to demographic change, Germany needs more old people. (See Katrins post Why should employers think about hiring or keeping older employees?) But obviously, Germany also needs more young people – due to the shortage of skilled labour, … Continue reading

Youtube.com/Standfordbusiness

It is no longer a big secret that the most recent generations, mine included, have taken part in the development of the quite possibly the single greatest invention in the last 100 years: the Internet. Now, by development of the internet I simply mean that todays generations that are most involved with the internet play … Continue reading

This is how it all comes back together

Our blog deals with Diversity Management which is defined by Cox (1993) “as creating a climate in which the potential advantages of diversity for organizational or group performance are maximized while the potential disadvantages are minimized”. Diversity itself is defined by him as “a mix of people of different socially relevant group identities working or … Continue reading

What’s Your Personal Identity Management Strategy?

US Army laid off 14.000 gay soldiers in the last 17 years. A country which we used to call cutting-edge in terms of Diversity Management. End of December last year, Obama kept one of his promises and signed a bill which is supposed to break the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” moral. The issue about whether … Continue reading

Women and Strategic Risk

Michael E. Raynor says: Strategies with good prospects for success also contain the biggest risk for failure. This Strategy Paradox highlights the huge possibility of a company’s decision being wrong, resulting in a product failure such as Sony’s Betamax. But a strategy does always come with a decision that in retrospect can either be right … Continue reading

Female Immigrants taking Mr. Sarrazin’s Spot!

I am very grateful to Saiid that he brought up the discussion about our ‘immigration problem’ in Germany, see his post. Being fully aware that this is somewhat out of our topic I find it nonetheless worth considering in more detail. It fits in our blog because it also raises the question about equal opportunities … Continue reading

What are the causes?

Today I was thinking about the causes of the lack of women in leading positions. I mean, the reasons have been asked for in surveys and are therefore widely known. But what are the underlying causes for those reasons? Reasons include e.g. the socially coined gender role models and the compatibility of family and profession, … Continue reading

Women determine their own fate!

First of all, thanks to everyone for the very wide spread and somewhat ‘heated’ discussion we have in our blog now. However, refering to the interview of Mrs. Schröder I would like to pick up on one of her statements: “Many Women like to study German phiology and human science, man on the other hand … Continue reading

A little more confidence, please!

Browsing Spiegel Online this morning, I was amazed! “I am sharply opposing a women’s quota” says Katrin Poleschner in her speech against Horst Seehofer (CSU chairman). 26 years old, vice president of Junge Union, the youth organization of CDU and CSU, and not a bit afraid to show the ‘veteran team’ how the wind blows. … Continue reading

Obstacle Course vs Labyrinth

Have you ever looked at something for an extended period of time and always just seen the same thing. Then someone comes along and says, “Hey thats a pretty young girl.” You then suddenly see the other side, another perspective, or in this case person. Well this blog had been driving my thoughts in one … Continue reading