For our clients, 2022 has brought many new challenges so far, mainly driven by the terrible war in the Ukraine: Disruptions and bottlenecks in global supply chains, uncertain power and gas supply, as well as leaps in inflation and tax rates. These and other challenges don’t leave the consulting market untouched. It’s about time to get together as firm and discuss the next steps for adaptation and development.
Last Friday, the time had come: the entire acondas team met in Munich for our spring strategy meeting to discuss how we as consulting firm could support our clients in responding to their most urgent challenges. The range of topics was wide and covered content topics, success cases from our consulting work and ideas to attract, recruit, develop and retain our talents. Some highlights:
Our Knowledge Team „New energy concepts” provided some insight into the hot topic of “green hydrogen”, including use cases for industrial production and power generation. In a live demonstration, we even produced some own hydrogen.
On people development, we will add one additional training to this year’s program: We will conduct the Myers-Briggs type indicator test with the entire acondas team. Our long-time companion Dragan Milicevic, a very experienced management trainer and coach, will support us in this endeavour.
Success cases of our consulting work were presented in a nice format called “Herzblatt” (in the meaning of “Blind Date”). One of our consultants was asked to give “his heart” to his favourite project.
How to win new team colleagues was the main topic of an interactive brainstorming session, organized by our Functional Team HR. We gathered and discussed several promising new ideas.
And last but not least we introduced several initiatives for acondas-internal improvement, e.g., the roll-out of company bikes, a new digital tool for time sheets and the roll-out of iPads to the entire acondas team.
We closed the day with a dinner in an exquisite restaurant, before we hit the Munich night life. Our strategy meeting was both productive and insightful – and it was again a lot of fun. No virtual video conference can replace a face-to-face meeting with the entire team. We are looking forward to our next strategy meeting in September.