Consulting for the public sector and non-profit organisations
Organisations operating in the public sector today often face similar challenges to many companies in the free economy: clients are expecting better service, employees are under constant pressure to increase efficiency – while digitalisation is requiring unforeseen resources and completely new skills from teams and managers. But public institutions, associations, societies and foundations also have their own specific considerations: the non-profit objectives, the political environment and a high level of public interest.
Working with you, we develop customised solutions to improve your organisation comprehensively and for the long term. We develop strategies, structure the organisation and processes, develop management tools and strategic personnel planning and prepare job evaluations for civil servants and pay-scale employees. With our extensive experience and networks, we also support you in the search for and selection of managers.
In doing so, we not only create theoretical concepts, but also implement the solutions practically with you and your employees. We put people at the centre. To successfully implement these holistic solutions, interdisciplinary expertise is critical as everything is connected: strategy with processes, processes with structures, structures with employees, employees with remuneration and everything with good communication.
Public, non-profit & energy: our services
Searching for and selecting managers
Through our industry network, we are in close contact with experienced professionals who can enhance your management team and key positions with the necessary experience and skills – this applies in particular to strategic staffing projects at top level, including executive board and management, as well as supervisory board and advisory board mandates.
Management consulting for public & NPO
We develop tailor-made solutions with you and your employees to improve your organisation comprehensively and for the long term. We develop strategies, structure organisation, processes and your personnel planning and utilise all the potential for digitalisation in the implementation of the Online Access Act.
Remuneration of executives and specialists
The appropriate remuneration of managing directors and board members, attractive incentives to increase employer attractiveness and a job evaluation in line with requirements are core topics of our advisory services for public institutions and companies
Spotlight | Recruitment in the public sector
The demands on management in the public and non-profit sectors are continuously increasing. Managers have to master a special repertoire. Besides traditional management expertise, they need, above everything else, experience in change management, a contemporary understanding of leadership and a special sensitivity for the cultural characteristics of the respective organisation.
We analyse our clients‘ specific organisational and personnel challenges. In our search projects, we work closely with the clients while ensuring the necessary transparency and documentation of the procedures. We search for and evaluate candidates on the basis of clear professional, methodological and personal competence parameters in compliance with all relevant legal provisions, in particular, data protection and regulations of the General Act on Equal Treatment and gender equality. We also advise and support search committees and decision-making committees and moderate the selection procedures on site.
Our areas of expertise:
- Ministries/authorities (federal/state)
- Cities/municipalities/regional authorities
- Urban development/housing associations
- Economic development agencies
- Transport companies/associations/public transport
- Supply and disposal companies
- Airport/sea and inland port operators
- Chambers (IHK/HWK/KöR)
- Universities/research institutions
- Cultural institutions/museums
- Trade fair companies
- Church associations
- Welfare organisations
Spotlight | Input on public management consulting
The public sector and non-profit organisations are facing major challenges: customers, employees and legislators are expecting a better and a more digital service. Meanwhile, there is constant pressure to increase efficiency. At the same time, however, public institutions, associations, societies and foundations also have their own specific considerations: the non-profit objectives, the political environment and, often, a focus on the public interest. Due to external influences, decision-makers in public organisations are faced with new questions:
How can digitalisation be used to modernise structures and processes and make them more transparent? How is management changing against the background of flexible and digital ways of working? How many employees will we need in five years‘ time and with what skills? The coronavirus crisis has acted as a catalyst here.
We’ve been advising the public sector for more than half a century now and know the challenges and strengths of public organisations – from municipalities to ministries, from scientific institutions right through to social insurance funds and organisations in the non-profit sector, for example church organisations and NGOs. In doing so, not only do we create theoretical concepts, but also implement the solutions in real life with you and your employees. We put people at the centre. And that is an important criterion, especially in the public sector.
Interdisciplinary expertise is crucial for these holistic solutions as everything is connected: strategy with processes, processes with structures, structures with employees, employees with remuneration and everything with successful communication. Particularly in the digital transformation and the implementation of the Online Access Act, it has become clear that people make digitisation successful.
That is why we work with our clients from the public administration sector in digitisation projects not only on technology and processes, but always also on the topics of culture and skills building and personnel planning. From our perspective, the use of change management methods is not something optional, but a duty.
Our portfolio is complemented by our expertise in the evaluation of initiatives and legislation at all levels of core public administration: are the laws having their intended effect? With what side effects? Prominent and successful examples are the evaluation of the E-government Act for the Federal Ministry of the Interior and the evaluation of the Act for the Equal Participation of Women and Men in the Private and Public Sector.