Starting with WOMEN – Ending with SKILLED WORKFORCE

We all came together to write a blog about Diversity Management. The first thing that came to our mind was Women. Excited, I took my first steps in browsing through Mr Müllers book. There it was! Management vs. Leadership. I poured myself a glass of red wine and researched the web about how this could … Continue reading

A little short story

Introduction Once upon a time it all started with a lightening moment in room 129 in Berlin – a group of three women and three guys came together in order to write about diversity management. In the beginning there was a strong focus on female issue with posts about female Leadership, women quota for supervisory … Continue reading

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

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

Monocultural Management For A Multicultural Workforce?

Noticing my iPod battery was low again and therefore being caught in the daily crossfire of opinion leaders in the Berlin underground made me think of the actual immigration debate we are facing (just to mention Mr Sarrazins latest publication, see also posts by Saiid and Thomas) and the correlation to our blog topic. So … Continue reading

Women 2.0

  “A recession is the best time to start a company. The opportunity cost is low, hiring good people is relatively easy, rent and equipment are cheap (sometimes free) and established competitors are focused on reducing costs & staying in business, not on innovation. The key is being in a good position when the economy … Continue reading

Feel free to say the F…-word!

A couple of days ago I was sitting in my kitchen talking about the recent feminism debate between “Germany’s Top Feminist” Alice Schwarzer and Kristina Schröder of the Ministry for Family, seniors, women and youth (BMFSFJ). The most interesting thing was dropped by a friend of my flatmate. In the end of our discussion she … 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

Female leadership and company profitability

“Firms led by women are 10–20 per cent more profitable than businesses led by men”, the authors of the EVA Analysis Female Leadership and Firm Profitability claim. How is that possible? On the one hand, female leaders might be a more exclusive and thus on average better group as it takes more for them to … Continue reading

Managers and Leaders

The greater the power of women, the greater the country’s economic success. In one of the last comments, which was relating to a study of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (2006), I found this interesting statement. If this works for a country, it should work for a company as well, I thought. We … Continue reading