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Red is OK

Businesses increasingly realize that after strategy inception, implementation becomes the key success factor. It is about aligning the entire organization on critical priorities and focusing management and teams on implementation excellence. This paper summarizes a practical concept to improve strategy implementation within organizations   Read More

By | February 13th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments

Industry 4.0: Business without people?

View the original on page 33 of the July-Aug edition of the Journal of European Union Chamber of Commerce in China here. According to a German consultancy firm the purpose of Industry 4.0 is to “increase process efficiency”, provide “new ways to create value through new service products and business models”, offer [...]

By | August 1st, 2016|Articles|0 Comments

IoT, Cloud, Industry 4.0 – Technology Trap 2.0?

Little more than a decade ago Office Automation, Electronic Document Filing, Email, rise of Cell Phones, Automated Workflow and Integration of Office Systems with Administrative Automation became the hot topics of the day – and the sacred words for a new era of Efficiency. While in the 1980-90s businesses and administrations had become paper-heavy, emergence [...]

By | December 17th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

Is China ready for Lean?

Travelling around Shanghai and North East China over the past few months, seeing factories of differing industries, one of the questions that I keep on posing to myself is whether China is ready for Lean. The one thing that is clear, whether it is manufacturing, assembly or commercial processes, that too many staff are chasing [...]

By | December 17th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

Articulate and BRAINFORCE announce China collaboration

Zurich/Shanghai – Michael Adick and his colleague, Stephen Curtis, are appointed partners of the BRAINFORCE Group to support the work of this internationally operating company. These two leaders have many years’ experience in interim and project management across medium-sized companies and large corporations. As Head of E.X.P.E.R.T. 3-Solutions® China and Head Coach respectively, Michael Adick [...]

By | July 2nd, 2015|News|0 Comments

Red is Ok! China’s Economic Slowdown Forces Leaders to Sharpen their Strategy Implementation

(Hier der Link zum Original in deutscher Sprache, wie herausgegeben im Controller Magazine) It has come as no surprise that China's market growth has slowed to a rate of 6.9% p.a. in 2015 – its lowest in 25 years. Some future predictions lead to a further slowdown of less than 2% by 2017, or somewhere [...]

By | July 2nd, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

Profile of Totuba in German Chamber Ticker

To see original, view pages 84/85 of the June-July 2015 German Chamber Ticker. W hat is your personal and business background? I am from the Muensterland in North RhineWestphalia. After commercial college I completed a bank apprenticeship. When I concluded business studies at University I fulfilled my first dream of a [...]

By | June 15th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Profile of Totuba in German Chamber Ticker

Taking initiative to succeed (or survive) in a slowing economy with an insecure future

It has come to no surprise, but inevitably the Chinese economy has slowed down to a growth rate of 7.4% p.a. this year – its lowest in 24 years. At the same time has China’s public and private debt in percent of GDP grown ten-fold in just shy of 15 years, while the current stability [...]

By | March 17th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments