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Showing initiative in outdated structures? Here's how!

Showing initiative in outdated structures? Here's how!
March 2024

Sรถren Janson is Head of Planning at the family-owned company FRANK in Hamburg. He is also a lecturer for project management in the architecture program at HafenCity University Hamburg. As a podcaster, you can listen to him in Bargesprรคche an der tgabar.de.



Topics of the episode

Our conversation will focus on these topics:

๐Ÿ‘‰ What does the long-term process of cultural change in medium-sized companies look like?

๐Ÿ‘‰ Creating the right expectations within transformation processes to get everyone involved.

๐Ÿ‘‰ The importance of focus and priority in a changing world of work

๐Ÿ‘‰ Choosing the right set of tools and how different channels complement traditional meetings


Main takeaways

๐Ÿ’œ The promotion of personal responsibility within the teams and active cultural change away from outdated structures towards more agility and resilience are key aspects. This contributes to the development of a positive work culture.

๐Ÿ’œ The integration of digital processes and tools is crucial in order to modernize traditional, paper-based processes and make them more efficient.

๐Ÿ’œ The importance of regular meetings to agree on projects and priorities is emphasized. This promotes transparency and team cohesion.

๐Ÿ’œ Creating a culture of open feedback and discussion is particularly important when the transformation process is a major challenge for long-standing employees.

๐Ÿ’œ The difficulties in implementing change processes, particularly in relation to adapting to new processes and tools, were a focus due to the different backgrounds of employees. (More about the best tools for your team)

๐Ÿ’œ Adapting to hybrid working requires new communication channels and tools to ensure the flow of information and collaboration.


Listen now

๐Ÿ‘‰ Spotify

๐Ÿ‘‰ Apple Podcasts


Where to find the guest:

[.b-testimonial]There's enough coming from outside, so I'd rather try to influence what I can actively control and say: Of course I have another great idea! And if it's not the holy grail, then I'll leave it anyway. (...) Let's get what we have going first.[.b-testimonial]

Sรถren Janson, Head of planning at FRANK

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Where to find our host:

[.b-testimonial]We are all part of teams that want to work well together and we can learn from each other. So let's do that. Transparency is always better than building walls.[.b-testimonial]

Julian Barsch, Podcast Host

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