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

Change Management – New Ways!

In December 2010 I was reading the column from Thomas Sattelberger in the magazine “Wirtschaftswoche” titled “Schutzräume für Querdenker”. Abstract available at: WIWO. He is Head of Human Resources at Deutsche Telekom and one of the proponents of the women’s quota.  In his article he talks about the ‘unconventional thinker’ and why a MNC is … Continue reading

“This is how we do it!” – a tribute to oustanding student

Last week we have had a great mind mapping exercise with some really good follow-up posts by Bruce Spear, Thomas and Maria. This technique helped us not only to structure and evaluate our work. It also helped us to refine our targets. During this semester we have heard many things about Strategic Management – in … Continue reading

Sarrazin=Double Negative?

With his book “Germany Does Away With Itself” , Thilo Sarrazin ruffled more than a few feathers this year. He argues that, Germany would be better off with stricter immigration policies (except for the highly trained) and reduced state welfare benefits. He states, that Turkish and Arab are less willing or in some extreme cases … 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

Generation Y – Where are you?

Seeing as that I am part of the generation, affectionately (glass half-full) named Gen Y, this article really interested me. The article reports, that the Gen Y is on one hand “are the technical revolutionizers, constantly searching for challenges but even so looking for a balance between working and family life”. On the other hand … Continue reading

Women in the supervisory boards

This March the discussion of women in leading positions reached a new high as the German Telekom announced the implementation of a women’s quota as the first one of the 30 German DAX companies. Thanks to these news, and the excitement and discussion initiated by it, diversity management is of great interest again in Germany, … Continue reading