Interview: Decisions in System Theory

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Concepts, Consulting
Interview: Decisions in System Theory

Guest Prof. Robert A. Sedlák was interviewed on the topic of “The role of decisions in the system theory”. This interview highlights the scientific approach of Mr. Sedlák as well as his successful procedure when it comes to enabling sustainable changes within organizations. Interviewer: Which role does the subject “decisions” have in system theory? Guest […]

Making company culture tangible

Posted by on Dec 17, 2016 in Concepts
Making company culture tangible

Innovation and culture Innovation is born through creativity and change. In order to capitalize on both of these factors, a company needs a culture that encourages open-mindedness and commitment. A suitable company culture is crucial for success, yet most companies do not really understand their own company culture. Understanding company culture Culture is hard to […]

Interview: Business Consulting in the Jungle of Systems

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Concepts, Newer System Theory
Interview: Business Consulting in the Jungle of Systems

On the occasion of the current issue of the Agora42 Magazine, the editorial has asked selected persons a few questions regarding the topic “SYSTEMS”. In this blog article, you will find the answers provided by Robert A. Sedlák, Guest Professor at the East China Normal University in Shanghai. Nowadays, abstract complex formations are easily referred […]

Prevent Contamination in Food Production

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Concepts, Consulting, Uncategorized
Prevent Contamination in Food Production

Recall of chocolate bars – Mars reacts to discovery of plastic On 23.02.2016 the chocolate producer Mars Germany announced the recall of its produced Mars-, Snickers-, and Milky Way bars due to contamination. Contamination is among the everyday phenomena in food production. The resulting recall campaigns cause image damage and exorbitant costs. Trade is becoming […]

The digitalization in the consulting business is unstoppable

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in Concepts
The digitalization in the consulting business is unstoppable

The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce invited to the “3. Industry Forum Consulting” on November 6th, 2015. The topic of the event was the digitalization in the consulting business. Addressing the topic of “Blended working and social media as a key success factor in the daily practice of management consulting”, Guest Prof. Robert A. Sedlák spoke […]

Market Analysis in Greater China: First Milestone Successfully Accomplished

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Concepts
Market Analysis in Greater China: First Milestone Successfully Accomplished

In June 2014 SEDLÁK & PARTNER began a market analyses for a long-standing customer in China. The research focused on assessing the customer’s market segments. At the same time the opportunities and threats for the future success of the company were identified. Evaluating Market Segments An intense discussion of the findings with the responsible market […]

The City of Mannheim – a blue print for change and progress

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Concepts
The City of Mannheim – a blue print for change and progress

In the context of a presentation on the topic of leadership and change in highly complex social systems, Robert A. Sedlák explained the challenges executives face when it comes to successfully managing sustainable change processes. Executives of the City of Mannheim address current topics After a brief introduction by the Lord Mayor, Dr. Peter Kurz, […]

Global Customer Survey Refutes Traditional Customer Segmentation

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in Concepts
Global Customer Survey Refutes Traditional Customer Segmentation

SEDLÁK & PARTNER contracted for a Global Customer Survey. In spring 2015, SEDLÁK & PARTNER conducted an online-based customer analysis for a leading certification company in the electronics industry. A total of 15,000 companies from over 70 countries were included in the analysis.

Overcome organizational blindness

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Concepts
Overcome organizational blindness

Organizations are operatively closed and cognitively open to their environment What are the implications for the management? Since an organization’s environment typically has a cumulatively higher complexity than can be displayed within its own organizational structure, organizations need to reduce complexity by selecting relevant environments, thereby allowing them to remain stable and active systems. It is […]

Innovative Customer Segmentation Opens Up New Business Opportunities

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Concepts
Innovative Customer Segmentation Opens Up New Business Opportunities

Werner Heisenberg, Nobel Prize winner in physics writes on the topic of  ‘different viewpoints and reality’: “We cannot unambiguously identify, which interpretation of reality is the right one. One interpretation can be right for a certain purpose, another can be right for a different one.“ Customer Segmentation is a specific construction of reality, heavily influenced […]

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