Back in the fall of 2008, amid the crisp air and scenic landscapes of the Swiss Bergell, Anja and I had a thought — a bold one. Why not establish a consultancy firm honing in on change management, HR, and organizational development? We were taking in the calm, hiking through chestnut forests near the cozy village of Soglio when this idea struck us. Half a world away, the U.S. financial landscape was anything but calm. Lehman Brothers was crumbling, signaling the advent of a grave global financial crisis that stemmed from a bubble in American real estate.
We remember wondering, „Is this the time to jump into such a venture?“
It’s been a wild fiveteen years since, and a few crises have come and gone. In this whirlwind, we’ve understood some critical things:
1. Managing transformational issues? It’s not just relevant — it’s increasingly crucial.
2. The core success factor continues to be humans, underscoring the strategic importance of developing personnel and organizations.
3. The concept of the ‚right time‘? It’s fluid, and more about what you create out of the situation than the situation itself.
Anja and Christoph Püttgen