Meet the Team of
We structure transformation and change projects in companies and
develop organisations further. To do this, we support our clients in focusing
on a goal and delivering outstanding results. We call this Inspired Focus. And so
we accelerate transformations and keep employee satisfaction high at the same time.
( 円相, Japanese: circle)
The Ensō symbolizes illumination, strength, elegance, the universe and empty space. It resembles oneness, it embraces antagonisms, it is no either-or but an as-well-as.
The Ensō is drawn by a single fluid stroke of the brush in Zen painting. In the philosophy of Zen Buddhism, drawing an Ensō constitutes a moment, when the mind is free and body and soul focus entirely on the creation process. Only someone who is internally composed and level-headed can paint a well-balanced Ensō.
The circle is a symbol of „true reality“. Ensō are imperfect ergo unique – like the human beings who created them. The goal is not to be perfect but real, authentic, human. And this is exactly how we inspire people to transform.
We are FocusFirst®
The OneGoal Framework
The OneGoal Framework is our structured collection of concepts, methods, and tools to successfully accelerate transformations and achieve goals in international organisations. The knowledge behind it stems from the many transformations and projects we have already accompanied.
What lies behind our methods: Inspired Focus.
At FocusFirst, we have observed that organisations still often try to achieve goals primarily by motivating people only rationally. However, that is not enough. First, it takes inspiration to get people up and moving. And then it takes focus to move collectively in the right direction. Therefore, we do not believe that traditional methods such as Change Management are enough. We firmly believe in Inspired Focus.
While the term change management is not used uniformly, it usually refers to change processes according to classical control logics. And as the term implies, complex changes are to be managed, i.e. made manageable and predictable. This corresponds to a mechanical, non-human-centred way of thinking about organisations. Many of these change processes are still top-down. In extreme cases, they proceed in such a way that boxes are first moved back and forth in organisational charts and then attempts are made to adapt the organisational reality to these conceptual changes.
However, the world changes at an exponential speed. The largest companies are trying to keep up and do the right thing to be still present tomorrow. Change management used to be the means of choice. However, change management from 30 years ago is not enough in a world of VUCA, digital transformation, and gig economy. Corporate executives especially are affected by continually shifting roles, changing bosses, competing goals, and additional tasks. The mobile phone never seems to be silent. Change management has mutated into change chasing.
Today’s world no longer needs change management. What leaders need for their teams now is Inspired Focus. Inspired Focus is the art of focusing people in an organization on one goal despite the increasing flood of information, changing responsibilities, and growing workload. Focus is and will continue to be the crucial success factor in international matrix organizations because the entire energy is concentrated on one goal instead of hundreds. But focus alone is not enough. What we want to achieve needs to make sense, move us, and inspire us to no longer only manage the change, but to inspire and focus teams on OneGoal to deliver excellent results.
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