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Hidden champions - but please healthy!
In Germany one counts almost 1.400 small and medium-sized ones Company to the so-called “hidden champions”. You have won leading positions in the world market. Holding and defending such positions is far from easy. The changes that have been observed in recent years have made it increasingly difficult for companies to maintain their competitiveness.
Collaboration across countries, cultures and time zones, competitive products coming from low-wage countries, ever-increasing customer demands, ever-faster decisions due to increasingly uncertain data, geopolitical changes, the struggle for the best skilled workers, increasingly older workforces, age- and gender-diverse teams, decay values in society, changing lifestyles, and so on, are just a few of the changes companies and especially leaders have to deal with.
Leadership becomes more challenging
Perhaps one of the biggest challenges is digitization (internet, social networks, etc.). The fourth industrial revolution - generally titled “Industry 4.0” - brings with it a paradigm shift in leadership that is second to none.
As a result, leadership has become more demanding by size and requires, as a matter of principle, a competency profile, which must be permanently expanded or adapted through lifelong learning.
Guiding needs healthy people
This is far from easy and costs a lot of strength every day. One aspect of lifelong learning concerns health - especially for leaders. We have thus landed right in the middle of the topic of occupational health management (BGM), which has been handled by German companies for many years with more or less great commitment. With the careful study of the published books, studies, articles of art and the like. you can observe the following:
- The group of managers is hardly addressed as a target group in the BGM.
- The term “health” is largely reduced to the “body” perspective.
- A holistic view, which includes the perspectives body, soul and spirit, is hardly applicable.
- The topic of “health” has long since reached the upper management level, but does not yet result in concrete measures regarding corporate culture and personal responsibility of the leaders.
- Instead of acting, tendencies are more likely to be reacted when a management loses a long time due to depression or other diseases.
Health - a must on the agenda!
If leadership should remain attractive in the future, if leadership should bring joy and not cost health, for many even marriage and family, and if managers want to continue to achieve top performance with the employees entrusted to them, then proactive engagement with the topic “health ”No longer an option but a must.
Both companies (organizational health) and people (personal health) have to change. What needs to be changed and done is ideally the result of a dialogue process between those involved. To initiate this and to practice responsible dealing with oneself in a role model is the causal task of the top management, because “the stairs are known to be swept from above”.
Competition Executive Health Day
At the “Executive Health Day”, which the renowned personnel consultancy Steinbach and partners with experts from medicine, psychology, counseling and business will host on September 8th and 9th, 2015 in Filderstadt, these points will be the focus.
Therefore, we are giving away our participation in the Executive Health Day among all those who register for our newsletter up to the 28.07.2015.
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