»Become effective.«

Prof. Dr. Thomas Schumacher

  • Partner, osb international
  • Management and organizational consultant
  • Lecturer and head of the systemic management research program at the Institute for Systemic Management and Public Governance at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Co-editor of the magazine Organisations-Entwicklung
  • Professor for organisation and leadership at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences Freiburg

Recent consulting activities

  • Strategic and organizational development processes (conception and implementation at Bosch-Rexroth, Klett Verlag, and ZF, among others)
  • Support with cultural change and changing values (cultural assessments and large group events at Bosch, Eckes-Granini, and MDK, among others)
  • National and international management and executive training (development and implementation of strategy-led learning architectures at, inter alia, Alcatel-Lucent, Bertelsmann, BIC, and Heidelberger Druck)
  • Coaching and support for executives and management teams
  • Development of instruments for systemic organizational and management diagnostics
  • Qualification of consultants at, inter alia, BMW and ZF

Professional background

  • Studied management and psychology (graduating with Diplom degrees in both fields), research project manager on "Learning Dynamics" at the University of St. Gallen in cooperation with Siemens Building Technologies (SBT), including BSC and SAP rollouts, establishment of new strategic lines of business
  • Divisional manager at Research Institute for Communal Administration (Studieninstitut für kommunale Verwaltung), Cologne,
  • Project manager and trainer at BUS - Büro für Unternehmensentwicklung & Schulung (Office for Corporate Development & Training) Dr. Stober und Partner, Düsseldorf
  • Trained as systemic consultant at SySt, Munich
  • Further training in organizational and management consulting at the Witten Management Center, Berlin
  • Ongoing training and continuing education in systemic organizational consulting

»To achieve success in both leadership and consulting you must forgo triumph.«

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