Our service portfolio is geared towards the needs of operating entrepreneurs and those engaged in entrepreneurial activities. For us, entrepreneurs include not only owners of companies but also individuals who think and act like an entrepreneur – anyone who carries the Entrepreneur Genome.
We pay particular attention to avoiding and dealing with conflict. Conflicts often arise during times of change, when we depart from the beaten track. We provide support when you are going through changes and exploring new pathways.
Misunderstandings and tension may also develop when different cultures meet. Our consultants themselves come from a variety of different cultural backgrounds and therefore have a deep understanding of the challenges involved.
We build bridges between the present and the future, between generations, between cultures and between parties.
Adfinius – the entrepreneur consultancy. Building bridges
Handling conflict is a challenge which any company must deal with on a daily basis.
Change processes, for example, during reorganisation and restructuring, are characterised not only by “hard” factual challenges but in almost every case also by “soft facts”, i.e. interpersonal factors. Targeted handling of these soft factors is often the key to success. As experts in this area, we help to ensure that strategic decisions are successful.
Professional conflict management helps to avoid the escalation and spreading of conflicts. This includes detecting latent conflict potential whose cause lies in particular structures and particular personnel constellations.
Thanks to transparency, change processes can be organised such that they enable a balance of strategic targets and the needs of those involved. The result is goal-based cooperation geared towards the company’s interests. Internal resistance, uncertainty and the loss of top performers are avoided. Goals are achieved satisfactorily and on time.
Of course we work closely with specialist consultancies in the area of restructuring.
The purpose of coaching services is to activate resources and provide support with problem solving and decision-making – whether in new management tasks, before strategically important decisions or in internal and external conflicts.
We see ourselves here as a catalyst, sparring partner and scout. We always maintain a 360-degree view of things.
Besides personal support of psychologically trained experts, we also provide “business coaching”, which is also geared towards the technical requirements of all the facets of management and running a business. All our coaches have relevant management experience.
We will support and advise you on the individual steps towards independence, and we will also be there for you after you have successfully launched your business. We always maintain a 360-degree view of things. Successfully achieving independence involves more than just a business model and satisfied customers, family and the social environment must also be included in your thinking and planning.
With this in mind, we have developed two programmes for the stages prior to the step into independence and the important period that follows it:
The Entrepreneur Genome
Many people dream of being independent entrepreneurs or already have concrete plans to achieve this. However, besides professional skills or a brilliant idea this also requires a specific profile – we call it the Entrepreneur Genome. We develop a personal entrepreneur profile using a standardised procedure and with the aid of structured interviews. On that basis we develop individual optimisation strategies with our clients to equip them to deal with the challenges of running their own business.
The purpose of coaching services is to activate resources and provide support with problem solving and decision-making. We see ourselves here as a catalyst, sparring partner and scout.
Besides personal support, we also provide “business coaching”, which is also geared towards the technical requirements of all the facets of management and running a business. All our coaches have relevant entrepreneurial experience.
In our outplacement programme we offer managers professional, tailored support for their professional change processes.
After selecting a location through structured interviews and test procedures adjusted to suit each individual person, we develop a new professional and life orientation with our clients. Based on our integrated, methodical approach, basic external conditions are also recorded and taken into account. The perspectives thus developed are evaluated and, in the final phase of the process, transformed into a concrete reorientation.
We provide support not only in the “traditional” sense in the identification and application process for a new position, but also and, in particular, on your way to independence or when you acquire a share in a company. Here too, we can draw on a broad network and proven experts.
A generation change is a long-term process of handing over the baton, which involves specific problems and often brings with it considerable potential for conflict.
We especially provide advice to medium-sized companies wishing to secure their company with a qualified succession and ensure an expedient generation change for all those involved.
In this process, we pursue the following goals in the interests of our clients:
– protecting assets
– avoiding conflict
– securing the future
In many cases, the entrepreneur only consults with lawyers, tax advisors and auditors in succession processes. While this makes perfect sense, we provide additional advice about operational requirements, helping to develop joint goals and avoid and, where necessary, solve generational conflicts.