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Masters of change wanted
The digital and technology sectors are developing rapidly. Innovative ideas and technologies are changing established business models. They harbor risks, but also reveal potential. At the same time, startups are revolutionizing markets with new, future-oriented solutions. In this environment, leaders who are willing and able to recognize and exploit trends are needed. These are the leaders our executive search consultants select for you. And we advise you on how to assemble leadership teams that, through competence, agility and diversity, are able to leverage the potential that lies in change.

Digital and fragmented media landscape

Few industries have been as fundamentally impacted and transformed by digitization as the media industry. Digitization has drastically changed the way we use media. As consumer behavior has changed, so too must the range of products and services offered. Media and publishing houses that do not react quickly enough will not survive the transformation. It’s a matter of either adapting to the changing demand or being left behind. It's not just the way we use media that has changed, but also the attention we pay to content. The pressure to constantly publish new content and play it out across the various channels is unrelenting. To do this, it must be easy to consume, which is why many media are increasingly relying on video content.

Focus on IT security and agility

Outdated IT landscapes with improvised server-based systems and a lack of standards, as well as reservations about cloud solutions, are slowing down the implementation of digitization strategies, especially in SMEs. As a consequence, such companies are clearly inferior in speed and agility to nimble startups whose processes and organizational structures are 100% digital. The harmonization, modernization and migration of IT applications and IT infrastructure to the cloud or the establishment and operation of hybrid IT landscapes are the major challenges for SMEs. The consolidation of these mostly organically grown application landscapes is an important goal against the backdrop of competitive and cost pressures.

As a result of the increasing digitization of production processes and several serious cyber attacks, particularly on industrial companies, risk awareness in terms of IT security has risen significantly in recent years. There is also greater sensitivity in dealing with private data and towards the associated data sovereignty. Concerns about data protection and sovereignty are influencing the cloud strategy of companies and public authorities.

Change management needs strong leaders

When companies make changes to IT, the resistance can be considerable. Humans are creatures of habit, and changes to systems always require changes in processes and/or user behavior. Successful change management depends on leadership, motivation and enthusiasm and on leaders who exemplify change. Tradition must not stand in the way.

The new possibilities after COVID-19

One of the things that became apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic is that teams and leaders do not necessarily have to work together in person on a permanent basis. This leads to completely new possibilities in staff selection: You now have "access" to people who were previously unavailable due to their geographical location. With our excellent contacts and numerous years of experience in the digital, IT and media industries, we accompany you in the search and selection of outstanding executives. We find the masters of change who will implement digitalization in all its facets for your company.

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Alexander Matthies
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