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05/05/2020 | The Way out of a Crisis – Focus on the Future and Review your Processes

Generally there is enough time to find your way out of a crisis. Depending on its cause, identifying weaknesses is not usually a difficult task and countermeasures can be implemented quickly. The problem in most crises is not how to combat the actual cause – what often gets forgotten is to also simultaneously focus on the future. The challenge in [...]

28/04/2020 | Business Etiquette: The Smart Way to Handle Cancelled Meetings in the COVID-19 Era

Exceptional times demand exceptional measures. The current restrictions mean that some companies have had to cease their activities completely, while others have done their best to introduce working from home. Business travel is a no-go; face-to-face meetings are virtually impossible. Video conferences are a good solution for most situations, however cannot replace all physical communication. As a result, many [...]

21/04/2020 | Fewer Working Hours Equals Greater Productivity

One extra day off per week impacts positively on our well-being, delivers the required work-life balance, reduces our stress levels, and increases motivation. Very few of us would, however, believe that our work output would remain the same or even increase if we worked 30 instead of 37.5 hours a week. In partnership with a Dutch private university Global [...]

14/04/2020 | It is Possible to Reduce Labor Costs in Times of Crisis without Short-Time Working

Not every company meets the criteria for short-time working. There are other ways companies can reduce labor costs and so maintain liquidity in times of crisis. The alternatives ‘pay waiver’ and ‘pay deferment’, however, require a good relationship between the company and its employees, since they are only possible with the employees’ agreement. We have assembled the key facts [...]

07/04/2020 | Artificial Intelligence – An Opportunity or a Threat?

A company in the tourism industry asked Global DiVision to come up with a strategy for successful digital transformation. The client had two key requirements – their employees’ reservations regarding artificial intelligence (AI) should be dispelled and they should be shown the benefits it could bring for their work. “Lack of facts and poor transparency regarding corporate strategies result [...]

31/03/2020 | Business Etiquette: Meetings in Corona Times

The Corona crisis is forcing companies to introduce new processes. Meetings are having to be rescheduled and held using digital means. If you are swapping over to virtual meetings there are a few rules that you should follow to ensure productive video calls with customers, coworkers, and service providers. It is important to be aware that a virtual meeting [...]

24/03/2020 | Help in the Crisis

News reports are currently coming thick and fast. Every day we hear about new measures, new procedures, and new recommendations. What is now required is forward-looking crisis management to re-organize, calm, and, insofar as possible, normalize the situation. When making the change to working from home, it is key that all your departments work hand in hand. Human resources [...]

10/03/2020 | Being There is What Counts

The Client: A medium-sized company in the semiconductor manufacturing segment. The Challenge: Dissatisfied employees because commutes from all directions involved bottlenecks, making journey times to work long and stressful (construction sites, replacement buses for trains, etc.). The Global DiVision Solution: Trust-based working hours and workplaces, requiring specific measures such as more frequent working from home. The Client Benefit: Less [...]

03/03/2020 | When The Bonus Causes Illness

Nobody really bet on this: Actually, it was exactly the sickness rates that should have been reduced through bonus payments, which according to the objectives are supposedly no longer a problem. First of all, Global DiVision had to clarify with its customer why more and more employees were causing production outages with him of all things. The answer was [...]

25/02/2020 | Business Etiquette: Guidelines for A Successful Meeting

Do we need “rules of etiquette” for meetings? There are a number of points to remember if you want to ensure that a meeting is good, productive, and efficient: Write an agenda and send it to all participants in good time. And strike the “Other Issues” item. Your agenda should already include all the important topics. Check the technical [...]

18/02/2020 | Sales under Scrutiny

One of our clients faced a new challenge after the German and many other governments decided to gradually phase out nuclear energy. Our client is a process partner to national and international companies that provide technical services in the fields of systems and energy technology as well as evaluation, testing, and consulting services. The majority are institutions with an [...]

11/02/2020 | From the Field – Agility for Global Players

Staying agile is a perpetual challenge for globally active companies and large organizations. If, in addition to this, a company is known to the market as an innovation leader, then its mission is do everything required to stay flexible enough to maintain this role in the long term. Agile structures must be continuously implemented within the organization and constantly [...]

04/02/2020 | Tuning for Your Career with Global DiVision

You can go full throttle from one second to the next. This can be done without any problem driving a fast car. If you are hesitating a split second the calamity is pre-programmed. This is the same with your career: To perform at a very high level with a lot of pressure you need to have all of your [...]

28/01/2020 | Business Etiquette: What Should You Do with Your Hands?

Does this sound familiar? Whenever you have to present yourself to others – during a lecture; on a stage; or during a photo shoot – you suddenly don’t know what to do with your hands. Arms and hands are generally not a problem in everyday life – they perform important tasks and we rarely stop to think about them. [...]

21/01/2020 | WEConnect Awards Global DiVision “Women-Owned Business” Certification

WEConnect International is a global network that connects women-owned businesses to potential clients and qualified buyers around the world. The organization certifies companies that are at least 51% owned, as well as managed and controlled, by one or more women. An important development for women in business. Global DiVision joined the network on November 25 and is WEConnect International [...]

14/01/2020 | Human to Human

Now available via New-York based Swiss national Susanne Mueller’s podcast – the interview with our company founder, Dr. Monika V. Kronbügel (Ph.D.), on Global DiVision’s international strategy; Education 4.0, a topic close to her heart; the misunderstandings around Bologna; and the education multiverse’s influence on this. To hear the entire podcast (in German), click here [...]

07/01/2019 | Well-Meaning…

International experience is an important success building block for many employees and companies - however, it also has unseen risks. If the employer gives employees the opportunity to gain experience abroad, it is important to set up a process that integrates the stay abroad in a meaningful way and at the same time prepares the return well. In this [...]

31/12/2019 | 2020!

Are you, just like me, a member of the generation that feels like they are in a science fiction movie when they hear this date? So be it! The third decade of this century has begun, and we wish you a year that is super special, bringing you everything that you wish for. May all our clients, friends, and [...]

24/12/2019 | Silent Night

In the Christian world it’s Christmas Eve today. This is always a time of year at which everyone, even those who don’t attend church regularly, is able to slow the pace, visit their family, review the year, draw their conclusions, and risk taking a peek at the new year. We wish everyone who celebrates this religious event a wonderful, [...]

17/12/2019 | Business Etiquette: Always Keep Your Cool …

Would you like to see an airplane captain chew out his flight attendant at 10,000 m altitude because she didn’t explain the safety rules correctly? Would you like to hear a loud argument coming from the cockpit during turbulence over the Pacific? Probably not. So why do many managers who are at the “helm” of a company or department [...]

10/12/2019 | Learning from Start-Ups

It has become a truism that all aspects of our lives are undergoing radical change. Social, political, technological, economic – take your pick. In some cases these changes are taking place at such a speed that they are causing major problems for tried-and-tested structures that actually function well. This has primarily impacted long-established companies and their managements. “Never change [...]

03/12/2019 | Consultants’ Consultancy

Too bad: these days you can put any professional title on a business card. Some professions are not legally protected and can really confuse the client. Every day we see consultants, moderators, trainers or coaches offering their services to big organizations. Who is right for you in your current situation? Many do not seem to know who they are, [...]

26/11/2019 | Pen-Friends

Do you want to send personal holiday greetings to business partners or good friends? Then we recommend a rarity that has almost become obsolete in the era of digital communications: A handwritten letter used to be the standard means of maintaining contact across large distances. Today, particularly in the business environment, it is already something special if the envelope [...]

19/11/2019 | He’s Crazy…

… is a thought some of us may have had after an encounter with our bosses. As the German saying goes, there is a thin line between genius and insanity. That the characteristics a successful manager must display in many areas are almost identical to those of a full-fledged psychopath may, however, be new to many of us. Although [...]

12/11/2019 | First Events in 2020

The first dates and topics for training courses and seminars in the upcoming year are now online. The offering includes time and project management, modern leadership, communication and complaint techniques, and much more besides. Visit our website for detailed content, dates, and more information…