For our clients, 2022 has already brought many new challenges, mainly driven by the horrific war in Ukraine: disruptions and bottlenecks in global supply chains, uncertain power and gas supply, as well as soaring inflation and tax rate increases. These and other challenges don’t leave the consulting market untouched. It’s high time to get together as firm and discuss our next steps to adapt and develop.
Last Friday, the time had come: the entire acondas team met in Munich for our spring strategy meeting to discuss how we, as a consulting firm, could support our clients in responding to their most urgent challenges. We discussed a wide range of content topics, success cases from our consulting work and ways to attract, recruit, develop and retain talent. 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 hydrogen on our own.
In the area of people development, we will add an additional training to this year’s program: the entire acondas team will take the Myers-Briggs type indicator test. Our long-time companion Dragan Milicevic, a very experienced management trainer and coach, will support us in this endeavour.
Successful consulting cases were presented in a nice format called “Herzblatt”, a form of blind date. One of our consultants was asked to give his “heart” to his favourite project.
An interactive brainstorming session organized by our Functional Team HM focused on how to recruit new team colleagues. We gathered and discussed several promising new ideas.
Finally, 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 dinner in an excellent restaurant, before we hit the Munich clubs. Our strategy meeting was both productive and insightful – and it was again a lot of fun. A virtual video conference simply cannot replace a face-to-face meeting with the entire team. We are looking forward to our next strategy meeting in September.