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The need for orientation increases with rising uncertainty about the development of markets, customer needs or social trends. One way to create this orientation is to develop and implement a strategy. It provides the management, the employees, and all external stakeholders with a binding organisational orientation for the coming years.

Whereas previously a strategy could be extrapolated from the past, today it often requires fundamental discussions of principles, sometimes also reliable analyses and possibly various strategy drafts that allow for different options or scenarios for future development.

The (formulated) strategy embodies the firm’s or the organisational unit’s actions and behaviour through which it ensures its survival and expansion within its environment. It shows how what has been achieved and proven is secured and where new things need to be acquired or developed.

Methodologically, there is a wide spectrum for strategy development and implementation. Sometimes a swot analysis and sufficient space for joint reflection serve. In other settings with high complexity and a volatile environment, more differentiated approaches are needed. Keywords here are flexible time horizons, bottom-up, OKR, integration in circle organisations and agile structures.

We support companies and organisations in finding their conscious strategic direction.

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

  • advice on drawing up and implementing strategic development processes,
  • support for devising organisational and environmental analyses,
  • facilitating strategy workshops,
  • project support for the implementation of the strategy and any follow-up tasks.

onion: Consultancy Network

As partners in onion: Consultancy Network we are linked by a mutual desire for a society in which a balance exists between economic, ecological and social values. At the same time, this desire is the guiding principle for what we do and how we do it.

Through our consultancy work we help to ensure that companies and organisations are successful in the marketplace and that their staff produce effective work in a positive working environment that allows them to develop.

As a rule, our task is to help steer, monitor and assess our clients’ development processes. Our work is based on the awareness that the responsibility for a problem and how to solve it lies at all times with the client, that there is not necessarily only one correct way to meet the client’s requirements and that our intervention can produce desired and undesired effects, even in unexpected places. This systemic understanding influences how we work.

The basis for cooperation at onion: Consultancy Network is mutual trust, openness and concern, an interest in what the other partners are doing and in the possibility of joint professional development. We work together for our clients, we exchange know-how and experience and we learn with and from each other.

The partners in onion are all independent from a business point of view and each is responsible for his or her own products and for marketing them. We are linked by a network because in this way we can achieve added professional and personal value for our clients and for our professional activities.

onion: Consultancy Network was founded in 1991.

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