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

The End!

Last Week Katrin and I wrote a guide through our blog topic Diversity Management.  Thereby, we discovered how wide-spread our writing has been. We experienced the value of teamwork and how a coordinated action makes it possible to comprehensively address such a complex topic. There is nothing much I can add to this written guide … 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 You Can Do For Us

The lack of young professionals that Thomas describes in his recent post is currently a widely discussed topic. When looking for solutions the answer seems to be the simplification of highly qualified worker’s immigration. Other possibly helpful acts discussed by the federal government right now are the acceptance of degrees made abroad or using the … Continue reading

Germany and its ‘Lack of Young Professionals’ – Status quo

Katrin picked up the topic of demographic change. In her article she argues that older employees can be of high value for companies. She also highlights the issue of a lack of young professionals. I want to focus on the discussion about shortage of young professionals in Germany. The goal is to bring some insight … 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

The sum is greater than the parts – Mind Mapping

Last week we were invited to use the mind mapping technique. Therefore, I would like to bring some insight on the use of mind mapping. First of all, I will give a brief overview over the technique. Second, I will illustrate how we applied this technique and the beneficial overview (over our project) we gained … 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

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

Women do not want to be Boss!

Today I read an interesting article by Katrin Ullrich who is working for the  KfW Bankengruppe , which is the biggest promotional bank under the Federal Republic and Laender. She wrote in the field of women entrepreneurship and raised the question: “Do women start smaller businesses?” Yes, they do. She argues that when it comes … Continue reading