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Organisations; companies

Organisations are living systems. Basically they are capable of adapting to market situations, to the environment, to the partners they work with and to their staff – continually and often without any noticeable effort. They do this using the values, steering mechanisms and behavioural methods that are particular to them and that they have adopted over the years.

Sometimes, however, this continual process of adaptation is not sufficient to successfully deal with the challenges they face. The methods used thus far are no longer appropriate for the requirements of the market; the company and the demands of the market need to be re-balanced. Breaches or crises arise around them or within the organisation which require specific reactions; companies or parts of companies with a different corporate culture are merged; new people with new ideas arrive and cause unrest and resistance.

In such situations one cannot assume that everything will automatically come right. In order to keep the organisation on track it can be sufficient to review and modify its economic and strategic management tools. It may, however, require a comprehensive procedure to deal with the new challenges, to re-examine the company’s values and behaviour patterns and to carefully plan and implement the necessary changes.

We offer organisations and companies the necessary support for reviewing their management tools as well as for devising and designing procedures for introducing changes. We run workshops and we coach project managers, executives and teams in how to manage and deal with change.

In all our consultancy work, be it with management groups, teams or individuals, we take into account the history, the culture as well as the environment of the organisation as a whole.

Markus Kaiser

onion: werkplatz gmbh

«I have learned, and I am fully convinced of the fact, that as human beings it is in our nature to grow. For if we cease growing, we are either at dying or being suffocated.» Virginia Satir, 1916–1988

The content of this statement has deeply affected me. In my opinion it applies equally well to individuals and teams as to organisations. Throughout my work I do my best to encourage this growth, this kind of development.

Professional background

  • Independent coach and consultant for personal, management and organisational development in Baden since 1998; partner in onion: Consultancy Network since 2000
  • coach and consultant for personal and management development at Swissair (1993-1998)
  • professional and career consultant at the Berufsberatung Lenzburg; co-director (1985-1993)

Educational background

  • M.Sc. in organisational development, University of Klagenfurt, Faculty of Interdisciplinary Research and Further Education, Vienna, 2006
  • Course in integrative therapy, gestalt therapy and fostering of creativity (Fritz Perls Institute, Düsseldorf), 1996
  • Swiss Higher Diploma in Human Resources from the School of Business and Administration, Olten, 1994
  • Course in client-centered therapy, Swiss Association for the person centered approach, 1988
  • Diploma in psychology (Institute of Applied Psychology IAP), careers advisor 1986
  • Apprenticeship as Mechanical engineer

Miscellaneous information

Member of:
Forum für Organisationsentwicklung, www.oe-forum.ch
Swiss Professional Association of Applied Psychology, www.sbap.ch

Joint projects with:
Amrei Rasch, coach and consultant, M +41 79 650 97 77, office@amreirasch.ch
Daniel Schaufelberger, coach and consultant, tel. +41 79 708 84 90

Further important links: www.yogabaden.ch, www.sac-baden.ch, www.sac-pizterri.ch