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Projects

Projects dominate daily work in many organisations. Targeted cooperation outside the well oiled linear organisation offers the opportunity for innovation, while a heterogeneous team and limited resources also result in a heavy workload for those working on the project. The large number and interdependence of the projects increases the complexity of the processes that need to be mastered.

For this reason, the objective view of a third party is often helpful and can be highly effective with relatively little effort.

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

  • project consulting:
    together with our clients we develop tailored tools for instigating and designing projects;

  • project management:
    we coach project managers and team members and help them to maintain or regain an overall view. In special situations we will also take over the management of a project;

  • project management seminars:
    we can offer internal training focused on ongoing projects;

  • IT aids for decentralised cooperation in project teams:
    we assess and configure online platforms for exchanging information and for communication among members of the project team.

Gertrud Germann

onion: Organisationsberatung

After almost 30 years I’m stepping back from my professional activities as an organizational consultant. Still staying interested in all those themes around humans and organizations, I will continue to discuss actual situations and new solutions with my colleagues in the onion: network.

Professional background

  • Since 2012 continuous retirement from active consulting, extra-professional activity as proofreader and corrector at NZZ am Sonntag (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)
  • Independent organisational consultant since 1998, as partner in onion: Consultancy Network
  • Director of the Informationsstelle des Zürcher Sozialwesens (1996–1998)
  • Management consultant and coach at BWI Management Weiterbildung, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (1989–1995)
  • Various positions as secretary, clerk and project team member in major IT projects in different branches (entertainment industry, commerce, insurance; 1977–1989)
  • Teaching: German, history and civics at the Lernstudio in Zurich (1975–1976)

Educational background

  • Long lasting and continuous intervision and supervision with my tutor Dr. Wolfgang Looss
  • Diploma in organisational development, SGMI Management Institute St. Gallen (1991–1993)
  • Advanced course in organisation, Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Organisation und Management SGO (1988–1989)
  • Various courses in staff and company management, communication, systemic consulting, conflict management, psychology (1990–2009)
  • M.A. in germanistics and history from the Universities of Zurich and Munich (1968–1974)

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