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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.

Markus Konrad

onion: ConnAction GmbH

What fascinates me is the complexity of life, and I am really interested in how we try to tailor our concepts and actions to master the various tasks necessary for ensuring a successful future, be it on a general scale or in detail.

The development of communication technology over the past few years has led to an enormous acceleration in all processes. At the same time, the world has become a village.

This also affects my clients and their staff. I will gladly help evaluate the resulting development potential, I enjoy questioning apparently accepted traditional principles that have been extrapolated into the future and I am pleased to be able to examine unconventional indications on the basis of my experience and put into practice the results I get.

Professional background

  • Director of onion: ConnAction GmbH since 1996 and partner in onion: Consultancy Network since 2000
  • 7 years working in the Department for Basic and Further Training at the BWI Foundation, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich:
    • management coach for team work and chairing meetings
    • establishing and developing further training courses offered by the BWI Foundation
    • helping to organise Swiss Management Courses
  • Independent sound engineer

Educational background

  • Diploma in corporate training
  • Pädagogisch-Soziales Gymnasium, PSG

Clientèle

  • Independent company consultants and coaches
  • Consultancy firms and organisations in the field of higher management training
    Examples
  • Organisations, professional associations and individuals (advice and support concerning communication)

Extramural interests

  • The arts (music, theatre, fine arts)
  • Eating and drinking
  • Exchanging and networking