Ingo Kallenbach

Are you rowing - or just swimming?

In April the Reflect team picked up the rudders and gained speed for their team at the Goldkanal near Karlsruhe – a great experience with a high fun factor. 

Rowing is easy! I can do that - no problem! Those were common expectations before the event. In fact, rowing is similar to project work in everyday working life. It requires high concentration, organisational skills and teamwork in order to find a rhythm, and it is not a child´s game at all. 

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How can change processes be more succcessful?


So far agile project management methods, e. g. Scrum, have been mostly employed in IT software development (Microsoft, Google etc.). Currently there are considerations on how to employ these methods in "classical" change processes. In this note we would like to offer you some ideas, which advantages could result when these methods are employed in change management from our point of view. We will concentrate on Scrum, since it is the best-known agile method. 

Ingo Kallenbach

Book recommendation

For all of those among our readers that also have a global responsibility for recruiting, employment and further development of employees in their company, we would like to recommend a book written by the professors Caligiuri, Lepak and Bonache. The first two have chairs at the Rutgers University in New Jersey, Jaime Bonache does research and teaches at the ESADE Business School in Barcelona. Usually we are a bit sceptical of books whose authors have a purely academic background, because they often have too little practical use for everyday life of human resource developers and HR managers.

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Good news for employees that are able to identify themselves with their company

In numerous studies by the Gallup Institute it has been proven several times that emotionally attached employees perform better and switch their jobs less often. This was now confirmed in German studies with regard to stress. Researchers led by Prof. van Dick from the Goethe-University in Frankfurt found out that it is less individual resilience that makes employees feel stressed, but that the stress level is dependent on how strongly employees can identify with their team or their company.

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HR business partnership with Fiducia IT AG successfully kicked off!

On May 6th, 2013, we started an extensive qualification program together with the human resources and services department of Fiducia IT AG. The aim is the further development of the consulting competence and, thus, an increase in the value contribution according to the concept of the HR business partner. After a kick-off meeting with the approximately 40 employees involved at the Novotel in Karlsruhe we are very much looking forward to this long-term cooperation.

Ingo Kallenbach

How can reorganisation succeed?

An article in the ZfO (Zeitschrift „Führung und Organisation“ – a German magazine for „Management and Organisation“) uncovers 6 factors for success that have been familiar for quite some time now. 

The German magazine „Zeitschrift Führung und Organisation“ (05/2012) recently published an article on the subject of success factors of reorganisation activities.

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Ignite your professional career!

Reflect has been successfully certified according to AZAV by QUACERT Gesellschaft zur Zertifizierung von Qualitätsmanagementsystemen mbH. What does that imply for you in person? According to German employment promotion law we are authorized provider of measures for professional further education and integration. 

As accredited training provider we are able to effectively support you in your personal and professional development.

Ingo Kallenbach

Book recommendation

Who hasn't shared the experience , either as a board member, a manager, team leader or an employee, of trying "to get a grip on something" when all else fails? We are talking about the (non-)controllability of organisations and the people within these organizations. This hints to system theory. In the insightful book from the colleagues of the consultig group Neuwaldegg (Selbststeuerung von Unternehmen - Ein Handbuch für Manager und Führungskräfte) it describes, in an easily understandable way and with practical examples, their consulting approach.

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Welcome Alexandra Cornelius!

Alexandra Cornelius (M.A.) will support Reflect as Senior Consultant in the fields of: Strategic Personnel Development, Change Management, Interviewtraining and Team development especially in 'Rowing for Business'. Since 2010 she is working as a consultant and coach. Prior she has worked as a Human Resource Leader in one of the leading companies of printing in Germany.

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Mental Disorders

Mental Disorders: A third of all women and a quarter of all men are affected
Affected persons are absent at work at an average of 4 days a month. That is the result of a study of the TU Dresden under the direction of professor Hans-Ulrich Wittchen within the frame of a comprehensive research project of the Robert Koch-Institut (RKI).

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Personalization

How positioned with regard to personalization is your HR-area?
After the personalization if the IT sector (Amazon, Google, etc.), the insurance sector (just to calculate the price of a car insurance there are often more than 15 criteria) and the personalized medicine (however, restricted to the pharmacotherapeutical use), the topic now as well infringes on HR and the personal development.

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Change Management - Process, Tasks and Solutions at Cyberforum, Karlsruhe on January 22nd, 2013

Full house at the second presentation "Practice of Change Management - Process, Tasks and Solutions" by our senior consultant Tina Dieterich at Cyberforum in Karlsruhe. Once more, this stresses the importance and the complexity of change issues in modern organisations. Hardly any company can go without a change expertise as a core competence of business management. That's why so many interested people joined the presentation to get some deeper insights and share ideas and thoughts with other practitioners.

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Reflect in pace of time in cooperation with students of Karlshochschule - International University

We have made a lucky find with students of Karlshochschule - International University. Thank you at this stage! The students have demonstrated, that the mix of economics, business administration and quantitative methods within their studies are needed in practice of the world of work. In our mandate, the students conducted very independently, under supervision of Angela G. C. Donath, Consultant at Reflect, a market analysis project with valuable recommendations on: Strategic Personnel Development as a holistic process solution.

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New Years Breakfast & speech on Positive Leadership at ZKM Karlsruhe

As a symbolic upbeat for 2013 we have chosen the unconventional atmosphere of ZKM_Foyerfor our first New Years Breakfast. Mr. Ingo Kallenbach, CEO of Reflect held a speech aboutPositive Leadership and Mr. Christoph Schmidt, Director Human Resources of ec4u expert consulting AG reported about the concrete implementation in cooperation with the consultancy Reflect in the daily business of the start-up. 

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Practical Change Management at Cyberforum, Karlsruhe

After the first round table in September 2012 on this subject, our consultant Tina Dieterich will perform the second round table at Cyberforum on January 22, 2013, this time titled "Change Management - Methods, Tasks, Solution Approaches". Tina Dieterich will not only outline the methods with regard to change processes of Reflect, but also explain individual tools that can be used successfully.