What makes a modern company in the age of ecosystems?

Peter F. Drucker has been described as "the founder of modern management". The Global Peter Drucker Forum takes place in Vienna each year and follows the thoughts of Peter F. Drucker into the presence.
The motto of the Global Peter Drucker Forum in 2019 “THE POWER OF ECOSYSTEMS. Managing In A Networked World”.
Our contribution to the GPDF blog aggregates our thoughts on the management of Modern Companies: „What makes a modern company in the age of ecosystems?“

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Aspects of a modern company and the bigger context

While in a previous post we discussed the what and why of a modern (professional services: consulting, creative, advising, engineering, brokering, etc.) company, today we start looking at different aspects that can and should be considered for becoming or staying modern.

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Are you working at a modern company?

The other day a potential client said to me: “We strive to be a modern firm.” I was surprised. Modern seems such an outdated expression and so I Iooked it up in the dictionary.

Modern means: Involving recent techniques, methods, or ideas.

The questions of course are: What can modern mean in a corporate context? And: why is it good to be modern?

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13. November 2019 | 19:00 | Munich
„Beratungsresistent. Was Familienunternehmen in Zeiten der Digitalisierung riskieren.“

Wir wollen wissenschaftlich belegt darüber diskutieren, welche Meinungen, Einstellung und Erfahrungen Führungskräfte im deutschen Familienunternehmen gegenüber freien Beratern wirklich haben. Darüber hinaus wollen wir beleuchten, was Familienunternehmen in Zeiten der Digitalisierung ohne professionelle Beratung riskieren.

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30. September 2019 | Munich
Bits & Pretzels

On September 30, 2019 Kerstin and Ingrid joined the official side event of Bits & Pretzels the „Media Startup Night Vol. 4“. We presented ourselves as a young company with a lot of consulting expertise in the Media industry and also were on the lookout for interesting startups for investors. Apart from interesting conversations about artificial intelligence the networking was really great.Bits & Pretzels(Photo credit: Media Lab Bayern)

15. November 2019 | 9:15 | Frankfurt
Deutscher Beratertag 2019 | Digitalisierung / BestPractices in der Führung von Beratungsunternehmen

Auch 2019 lädt Ihr Branchenverband zur Praxiskonferenz ein. Es geht um BestPractices in der Führung von Beratungsunternehmen. Beispiele aus Akquise und Kundenbindung, Personalbindung und um die Bewertung von Beratungsunternehmen werden kompakt in Fokus Forenpräsentiert und mit den Teilnehmern diskutiert.

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