"Agility & Co. – Between Hype and Reality"

Particularly in the field of digitalisation, there seems to be no end of cure-alls that promise a bright, shiny and well-organised future for businesses. But what are the side effects of these often blanket, one-size-fits-all "solutions"? Are we really helping ourselves by looking for new tools that often only serve to make all the wrong things even "more perfect"? An alternative, however, to this endless and often fruitless search to becoming an agile company is through clever experimentation. Because it's only through these experiments – especially when it comes to organisational and leadership issues – that great opportunities for agility exist.

The "Musterbrecher" are Dirk Osmetz and Stefan Kaduk, both PhD economists, who founded their "Musterbrecher" initiative at the University of the German Armed Forces in 2001 – long before the current wave of lateral thinkers and "outside-the-box" gurus that are so popular today. This impressive duo primarily focus on the question of how to successfully break out of tired, old patterns of action while dealing with operational constraints and inflationary modes of management.

Further information regarding the “Musterbrecher” can be found on www.musterbrecher.de.

Interview with the "Musterbrecher" (in German only)