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News Germany, 07/11/2018

"BestPractice Day 2018": Why companies (have to) become a community of values / Europe’s leading lean conference has record participation

Despite digitization in the economy and society, face-to-face interactions are are still as important as they ever were. This was clearly evident at BestPractice Day 2018, which was organized by corporate consultant Staufen. Held in to Darmstadt, Germany in early July, Europe’s leading lean-management conference set new records in terms of participation: some 400 decision makers from the business world and the industry were on site.

News Germany, 07/03/2018

Study: Adaptability is the key factor in the success of Germany’s global market leaders

In these days of technological disruption, a willingness to change is vital to companies’ survival. This can be seen among Germany’s global market leaders, who attribute their success in part to their adaptability: 84% of these businesses have undergone a major change process within the past three years. Staufen, the corporate consultant, demonstrated this fact after surveying a total of 210 German companies that are global market leaders either in their industry or in their segment.

News China, 06/25/2018


Due to the dynamic change in the global and domestic economic environment, many companies made decisions to relocate their production bases to China, as well as within China, moving to smaller and more affordable inner provinces.

News Germany, 06/19/2018

Automotive study: Networking is both a blessing and a curse for suppliers

The automotive sector is facing a number of challenges, ranging from self-driving cars to e-mobility. Nevertheless, business is still booming among German automotive manufacturers (OEMs) and their major suppliers (Tier 1). According to a recent survey which the corporate consultants at Staufen conducted among global market leaders in Germany, 58% of these companies generate profits at a rate above the market average. The situation is not the same for mid-sized and smaller automotive suppliers, however. only one in three of these companies come...

Lars Thomsen, founder and chief futurist of the think tank future matters

News Mexico, 06/14/2018

Why even someone researching the future is running out of time.

Lars Thomsen, the founder and chief futurist of the think tank future matters, anticipates that artificial intelligence (AI) will give rise to major changes even in the near future – not only in the economy, but in how we interpret work and management.