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Cooperation; teamwork

In productive teams and working groups each member makes his or her contribution and staff and managers take on the responsibility for common aims. Tasks and areas of responsibility are clearly defined, communication is open and respectful and any problems or differences of opinion are actively addressed.

Wherever people work together, crises may arise, despite the greatest efforts of all concerned, or bad habits may creep in. Trust and motivation may decrease. Often it is difficult to get out of a negative situation on one’s own.

We are well acquainted with the requirements of effective teamwork and with the dynamics of team processes and have the necessary knowledge as to how these processes can be reflected, properly influenced and, if necessary, redirected.

We take on the following tasks on behalf of our clients:

  • consulting and further training for managers in the development of teams, groups or working groups,
  • drawing up and presenting team development processes,
  • running workshops: defining the present situation; clarifying a mandate, roles, tasks and processes; examining current dynamics; conflict management.

Judith Knobel

onion: sistema GmbH

«In the eyes of a crab, everyone else is moving sideways.»

I am fascinated by the various ways in which we perceive and see what is around us and use this as a basis for our convictions, different types of behaviour and concepts; they are a challenge to me in my daily work. When I am dealing with individuals, groups or organisations I try to ensure that these differences can be used as a source of enrichment and a basis for new solutions. In this respect, my experience and knowledge, sense of humour and enthusiasm stand me in good stead.

Professional background

  • Independent organisational consultant and coach since 2001, owner of onion: sistema GmbH
  • Head of Department at the Pestalozzianum (1999–2001)
  • Head of the Elternbildungszentrum der Stadt Zürich (1996–1999)
  • Deputy Director of the Psychologischer Dienst der Schweizerischer Multiple Sklerose Gesellschaft (1990–1996)
  • Member of the Directory Board of the Berufsschule für Kleinkinderziehung (Training centre for Childcare; 1986–1990)

Educational background

  • Certificate in conflict management and mediation in organisations (2012)
  • Diploma as systemic organisational consultant (2006)
  • Master in corporate development (2001)
  • Further training as psychotherapist (1997)
  • M.A. in applied psychology, University of Zurich (1988)

Clientèle

  • Organisations in the social services and healthcare fields, public sector (organisational and team development, project monitoring)
  • Financial services companies (executive training, coaching, team development
  • Schools (organisational and quality development, further training and team development)
  • Hospitals and interdisciplinary doctors’ practices (organisational and team development)
  • Public sector, committees (role definition, team development, conflict management)
  • Executives in all branches (coaching)

Cooperation

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