- Restructuring & Performance Improvement
How do I ensure stakeholder acceptance and trust in an economically difficult period?
Restructuring & Performance Improvement
The pressure to perform is on the rise, and the economic outlook has become more uncertain. Companies in tight profit and liquidity situations have to very quickly make strategically, operationally, and financially effective decisions to get back on track. For a successful turnaround, it is essential to address and involve all important stakeholders from the beginning and throughout the process. The idea is to secure the support of management and employees, to prove the company’s viability internally and externally, and to create understanding for business decisions.
We help you:
- translate your situation, strategy, and actions into credible, relevant, and understandable messages for your stakeholders
- develop and implement a communications plan to address all internal and external stakeholders
- set up dialog formats to involve managers and employees in a tense situation and secure their buy-in
- establish and maintain relationships with business partners, political decision-makers, and the media
- optimize your stage presence for important communications situations and occasions through coaching and training
Dr. Thomas Gauly
Prof. Dr. Torsten Oltmanns
Communications play an essential role in the successful execution of business decisions and especially in coping with critical situations. Based on a company’s specific situation, we develop bespoke communications strategies that address and involve all relevant stakeholders. During implementation, we regard ourselves as a sparring partner and a guide to the process for senior management and communications managers.
Managers and employees are every company’s most important resource. This is all the more true in our digitalized, knowledge-based economy, and it calls for new, agile forms of cooperation and a corresponding understanding of internal communications. Well-planned, up-to-date, and dialogic internal communication ensures acceptance, motivation, and identification among managers and employees and increases their willingness to embrace change.
We work with our clients to develop individual concepts for effective internal communications and support their implementation, from co-creative concept development to the implementation of interactive and participative communications formats and the effective anchoring of corporate values.
For an increasing number of sectors, it is crucial to develop precise ideas about their policy-related goals for regulation and to convincingly and effectively represent them in civic and political dialogs.
We support companies in maintaining a constructive, continuous dialog with all stakeholders – at the municipal, state, federal, or EU level. We use a 360-degree advocacy approach to help our clients safeguard, adapt, and evolve their business models.
The reputation of companies and their top executives is shaped and reflected in the coverage of leading, business, and specialist media. Professional media relations are accordingly important. We develop media strategies for our clients, support them in preparing content for specific target groups, and establish connections to our excellent network of journalists. Our goal is to build a relationship of trust and respect between our clients and the relevant media representatives.
Training und Coaching
We help you prepare for your public appearances and for difficult conversations. Be it for interviews, panel discussions, dialogs with managers and the workforce, or one-on-one meetings. Besides working on presentation and conducting the talk, content preparation is always part of our service. We also coach you and your managers through change processes. Individual crisis simulations round off our training program.