Corporate management today means much more than two or three decades ago: It is no longer about instruction and execution, about hierarchies carved in stone and lived out, but is about intelligent and contemporary cooperation. At the same time, we know that entrepreneurial success, including from an economic point of view, depends to a large extent on employee satisfaction and well-functioning teams. Managers today, therefore, need completely different skills and competencies if they want to lead a team or company successfully. This involves taking individual needs into account, using innovative and flexible working models, developing sustainable corporate approaches, creating infrastructures and striking a balance between individual freedom and defined structures.
Today’s teams are also more diverse, mostly international and, at least since 2020, largely decentralized; they increasingly work from home offices and with significantly more flexible working hours. These are new challenges for managers that need to be overcome. So the demand on leaders is great. But if they make it, success will not be long in coming.
In this section, our managers share their experiences and perspectives on topics such as new work, professional life changes, remote teams, work/life blending and much more.