Some managers “only” lead by intuition. They never consider their own patterns of behavior and the different personalities of their employees, they do not reflect on their previous behavior toward individual employees and the team as a whole, and they do not consciously consider their behavioral options.
The Leadership Essentials program teaches participants how to adapt their leadership behavior flexibly and according to the situation at hand, and how to hone their ability to drive discussions in various leadership situations. This enables them to improve their effectiveness.
Project Management Essentials
Professionally managed projects have an immediate impact on the efficiency of a business. In spite of this however, many companies persist with inefficient project management, which leads not only to higher costs than necessary, but also to dissatisfaction among customers and the project team. In many cases this is not due to insufficient expertise or commitment, but rather to a lack of professional methods, tools and techniques, and the leadership qualities required. Project Management Essentials teaches participants about the general basic principles of project management as well as our company-specific policies, guidelines and processes.
Business Management Essentials
This course enables participants to learn to think and act in an entrepreneurial way through use of role-play in realistic business situations. To start, participants form groups of three to five people and take responsibility for their own company, acting as its management team. Each team’s company must compete with the other teams’ companies and hold its own in the market over several financial years and through all the modules in the workshop series.
To reinforce the knowledge gained from this learning experience, learning input is used in each module to explore specially selected business management topics in depth, which are interpreted by the participants and applied to their own “company”. Furthermore, contributions by selected internal specialists, based on practical experience, help to cultivate an understanding of business management - specifically with Sonova’s business activities in mind.
Managers and employees face various negotiation situations in their day-to-day working lives. They are often confronted with negative negotiating strategies and tend to resort to these strategies themselves. For negotiations to be successful, multi-dimensional scope for negotiation needs to be opened up and, based on this, practical solutions developed. This kind of negotiation methodology is also effective when the opposing side is in a position of power and is prepared to use this to their advantage during negotiations.