SOLYP-Blog

Strategic Portfolio Management as Key Centre Between Strategic Development and Realisation

on July 25, 2019

A guest article by Daniel Trefzer

It is very important for any enterprise development to have a structured flow of information in all directions. The Hoshin Kanri approach with the Catch Ball method is an efficient and effective tool to enhance the strategic portfolio management.

More Motivation for Meetings: How to Optimize Your Meeting Culture and Get Out of the Time Trap

on September 21, 2018

Many know the feeling all too well that the sheer number of meetings prevents them from getting their regular tasks done. In fact, research by Bain has revealed that many office workers spend up to 50 percent of their working time in meetings. Since there are so many meetings to attend, neglecting other things cannot be neglected – this causes frustration. Moreover, meetings quite frequently don‘t lead to any considerable results. 

Grant’s and Sandberg’s Option B

on March 07, 2018

In his latest book, “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy”, the organizational psychologist Adam Grant discusses the topic resilience. Co-author is no one less than Facebook-COO Sheryl Sandberg, who after her husband’s unexpected death had to deal with the question: What can you do if option A – in this case sharing her life with her husband Dave – is no longer an option? The answer: Make the most of option B! Numerous personal stories in Sandberg’s and Grant’s book illustrate how this can be achieved. Moreover, these stories are underpinned by profound scientific findings.

Adam Grant’s Originals: How to successfully create ideas

on September 01, 2017

The second part of our blog series presents Adam Grant's amazing insights is about finding ideas: In his book “Originals. How Non-Conformists Move the World” the US-American organizational psychologist asks how those ideas of our time, that are really original and successful, come into being in the first place. Therefore, Grant studies authentic "Originals": People, who don’t fit in and not only have great ideas, but first of all, who are also so bold to make them come true. In short: those who drive creativity and change are the ones, investors and employers should turn to. What habits do those Originals have? It’s actually just three vital points.

SOLYP at New Premises

on August 21, 2017

Our preparations are in full swing: In October we are going to move to our new office at Innovum, Fuerther Strasse 212, in the west of Nuremberg! We are looking forward to more space, office rooms suffused with light and a subway stop right in front of our doorstep (U1:  Nuremberg-Eberhardshof). Best preconditions for agile team work, numerous new exciting projects with our customers and efficient further development of SOLYP3.

Adam Grant: Who Gives, Wins

on April 13, 2017

It’s not a big secret: one must embrace new ideas and give a chance to extraordinary approaches in order not to lag behind in business. That’s why from now on we have decided to regularly present an inspiring personality which thoughts and theories we want to share with the SOLYP blog community. For 2017, we have chosen organisation psychologist Adam Grant who regularly attracts attention by coming up with surprising findings in the working life and who’s philosophy perfectly suits SOLYP’s new path.

SOLYP is repositioning itself

on March 21, 2017

From now on, partners Jan Borchers, Kürsat Gökce and Martin Rügamer are managing the company together. Collectively, they can account for more than 55 years of work experience at SOLYP and therefore know the company and its environment inside out.

How Can Cultural Diversity Contribute to Innovative Strategy Development? - A Guest Column by Danaë Huijser

on September 02, 2013

Strategy formation in a cross-cultural context is the norm in the current global business environment; an environment where the only constant is change itself and complexity increases every day. In order to deal with these dynamic circumstances, flexibility on a strategic level is crucial. Continuous innovation in this environment is paramount. Diversity in strategic perspectives is one way to achieve this.