Female founders and new shareholders send important signal to the startup scene
“Startups founded by women in Germany receive just barely one-third of the investor capital of male founders. That has to change! We’re starting today,” say Jana Tepe and Anna Kaiser, the two founders and CEOs of Tandemploy. The HR tech startup founded by them in 2013 has just sold shares of Tandemploy GmbH – and very consciously exclusively to women. It is the first all-female financing round of this scale for a female-led tech startup – and a strong signal to the male-dominated startup scene worldwide.Read more
Corona is driving a long overdue change in the working world – that seems to be the general consensus throughout the past weeks and months. It is evident that through the lockdown, many companies have made their first significant experiences with remote working. Many of them were surprised how well it works and what a positive effect the elimination of business trips and the proximity to home have on people’s productivity. Managers have come to realize that they can rely on their employees even when they are not physically present at the office. These positive new experiences are an important foundation on which companies can build new forms of collaborations. So, do they still need policies then? Legal regulations that influence certain business decisions? Read more
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The change that has been discussed, philosophized, talked about (talked to death even) for years, is suddenly here. And with a force and speed that has surprised many. In a good way, but not only. The realization that from one moment to the next nothing will be the same as before has unsettled many people. Even if they were covertly aware that the world was undergoing a fundamental change, they didn’t fully understand how this change would affect them until now. It’s too late to dodge the bullet.
We all have to say goodbye to routines, to a feeling of security, and to the idea that the others will know what to do – the boss, the colleague, the expert, the board. Regardless of which organizational level you look at: everywhere people are forced to do new things, to try things out, to throw the familiar overboard, and to go new routes without knowing whether they will bring the desired result. Read more
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Nowadays, being in therapy is no longer something to be ashamed of. More and more people openly acknowledge that there are things that they cannot manage on their own. Some might even say it is “en-vogue” to go to therapy. My house, my car, my therapist, and so on. Most likely every development brings its exaggeration with it.
And yet: Perhaps we need some kind of large-scale therapy – in companies! Perhaps a broadly applied cognitive behavioural therapy will finally bring about the much-needed breakthrough in thinking. Maybe only the direct confrontation with the knots in our own heads, which can’t be untied with home remedies, such as the occasional workshop or the diligent consumption of the Tandemploy blog, will help. Read more
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Heike Gäbler is the founder of the Female Co-Founders initiative, which strives to promote more diversity in founding teams, especially in the German start-up ecosystem. The focus is on networking opportunities for women and men who are looking for a female co-founder. In regard to our focus topic this week – “Emotional Agility” – we asked Heike about her perspective: What is her opinion on the widespread assumption that women are better able to show and use their emotions in a work context? Read more
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In our series “Employee Experience” we will highlight all critical touchpoints of the “Employee Journey”. Today: Professional and personal development
“Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Read Maps”, was the title of a successful guidebook published in the year 1998. And even today, people from the entertainment industry fill huge venues with their stories about shoe-buying women and taciturn men. How simple would the world be if we could just label and categorize everyone. But let’s be honest: it would also be a pretty boring world.
Hence: Cheers to diversity! – Many companies would even sign on to that now – at least if a press representative is nearby. The topic of “diversity” clearly shows the difference between employer branding – meaning how companies would like it to be – and the employee experience – meaning how employees actually experience their work environment. Designing a good employee experience (unlike branding) requires that companies, and especially the people in talent management, really know and understand the individual skills, wishes and needs of their colleagues. Making new experiences and encounters possible, when they are needed and desired, replaces classic career development based on the “Design & Deliver” principle.Read more
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I am in my mid 30s and therefore do not, by definition, belong to the so-called Digital Natives. But even though, digital tools are a natural part of my day. Half of my life is on Trello, I write about topics revolving around the digital transformation and I work remotely with different constellations of people and with a wide variety of sharing tools. I consider myself to be one of the “young and wild”, the digital heads and the like – and then I sit on the metro amongst a group of 12-year-olds and think to myself: I don’t have a clue what they are talking about. ‘Have you seen Lisa’s meme on TikTok – so f*#$% LIT!’ While I inconspicuously search for “Tick Tock” on Ecosia, I catch myself thinking ‘When I was your age, I was playing football outside with my friends, instead of wasting so much time on a smartphone.’
I had always sworn to myself never to say things like “When I was your age…”. Suddenly I feel very old. Not even 20 years separate me from these youngsters. Fifty years separate them from my parents, of which one is still working. I ask myself: How can people, that have been socialized in two completely different worlds, work together? In one company? Towards a common goal?Read more
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People network all the time: getting advice in online forums, communicating with friends in chats, and sharing information that they find relevant on social networks. At the same time, companies still find networking a hard nut to crack. It’s a shame, because everything they need on the path to become networked organizations is clearly already there: people who know how to network (even if they would not call it that in a private context) and who like to do it – but only if doing so makes sense to them. So, what can companies do to initiate the internal exchange urgently needed to produce innovative solutions? Read more
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Ninia “LaGrande” Binias (* 1983) lives and works in Hannover. She writes for various media, hosts events and acts as a slam poet. She moderates her own TV and podcast formats and is a regular guest at cabaret and comedy shows. She also writes columns and articles for various newspapers, magazines and online portals, including RND (RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland), Missy Magazine, and leidmedien.de. Additionally, Ninia moderates congresses, events, festivals and numerous other formats live or in front of the camera. She is the managing director of the Büro für Popkultur GmbH (Department for Pop Culture), which was honored in 2017 as the “Creative Pilot of Germany.” She volunteers as the chair of the the Advisory Board on how to promote Hannover to become Capital of Culture 2025. Ninia is also an active feminist and has been working for inclusion for many years. All good reasons to talk with Ninia about diversity in the world of work. Read more
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