About us

Culture is the heart, mind and soul of the organization – its essence. 

As a systemic Management Consultancy , we follow an integrated approach on organizational issues. We focus on organizational culture in specific, as only culture brings strategies, structures and leadership to life. We support not only on what needs to be done in management, but also how it needs to be done. Our approach brings about new perspectives and opportunities to the various challenges in Management and Leadership.

 


Topics

Our solutions are useful when working on:

vision and mission
corporate governance
corporate development
strategy implementation
reorganization
innovation

leadership development
mergers & acquisitions
change management
international relations
human resource management
succession planning

…or any challenge where the right culture makes a difference.

We support our customers with innovative methods and tools, collaborative consulting projects, leadership trainings, workshops, and coaching. 


Approach

Customer
The customer’s individual position is central to what we do. We work closely with our customers to design the right culture for their specific development.

Scientific knowledge
Our understanding of culture is based on the science of memetics and the ideas of cultural evolution. Our solutions for organizational development go beyond the boundaries of classical business administration and economics.

Practical knowhow
We work globally with leaders and their organizations on their real life challenges, in a world that is complex, dynamic and emotional.  We believe in business realities as well as in personal perceptions.

Pragmatic results
What matters are the results we deliver. We design our methods, tools, and didactics to have an impact.


Culture Map

The patterns of culture are often:

  • nebulous
  • difficult to describe
  • hard to interpret
  • and therefore almost impossible to manage.

We use our Culture Map tool to tangibly visualize these patterns in order to initiate and control culture development.

With Culture Maps culture becomes concrete:

  • visible
  • discussable
  • approachable
  • and manageable

The Culture Map approach was initially created by Simon Sagmeister at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Today, the method is used in very different organizations around the world. Our customers value the practical applicability and logic of the model. 

The Culture Map Book Business Culture Design was published in 2016 in German. An English edition is on the way!

The Culture Map is a registered trademark of The Culture Institute AG. Official licensees of Culture Map are Science House in New York and Julius Blum GmbH.


Change Compass

 
 

One change is not like another.

Effective Change Management is affected by the complexity of the change process and the system’s culture. Every organizational change has its particularities. The Change Compass gives orientation on what needs to be changed and helps finding the right answers to how implementing the change by using cultural forces. 


Competence Map

 
 

People influence an organization‘s culture and the culture influences its people.

The Competence Map illustrates individual competencies. In the context of a specific organizational culture people learn which skills support their effectiveness, which provoke cultural irritations and which need development.

The Competence Map supports organizations in:

  • Recruiting Processes
  • Talent Development
  • Team Development and Management
  • Conflict Management

Dynamic Leadership Model

 
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The Dynamic Leadership Model supports people in professionalizing their leadership skills in consideration of their organization`s values. It strengthens leaders for their tasks as role model, manager and executive.

The Culture Institute uses the Dynamic Leadership Model for

  • The development of organization-specific leadership concepts
  • Leadership Trainings
  • Lateral Leadership
  • Leadership Assessments

Management Plexus

 
 

The Management Plexus provides conceptual space to find the right solutions to an organizations’ key challenges.

It integrates experts and decision makers towards a shared objective. The combination of various communication-, networking-, and group-formats ensures knowledge transfer and shared solutions. The structured process and professional facilitation support concrete results. Cultural commitment for implementation emerges.

The format is adaptive to the specific requirements of an organization