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Due to globalization, demographic change, digitization and flexibility, we are currently witnessing the rapid development of a new working world. However, most companies are still using strategies from the last century. But when linear thinking, efficient standardization, and hierarchical decisions are not working anymore in a world that is increasingly complex, changing and uncertain, it's time to align companies with the new working world. Companies will only be successful in the future if organizational and work models as well as work culture and places are in line with new market realities and employee needs. But what are the relevant levers and which approaches and solutions work in practice?

“New work" is the buzzword of our time. Some companies are already trying to align with new market realities and employee needs. However, far too often this is done with conventional, old and blunt methods. But standardized solutions and strategies do not work in this new working world. Instead, tailor-made solutions must be developed that optimally meet the individual needs of employees while taking into account an increasingly complex business environment. Various studies show that increasing employee satisfaction leads to significantly higher productivity. This is precisely where efforts must be made in order to sustainably increase the performance and competitiveness of the company by using appropriate "New Work" methods.

The Center for New Work applies strategies, processes and measures to guide companies into the new working world by taking employee needs into account to increase the company success and competitiveness.

Corporate Programs

In corporate programs, new work strategies and measures can be effectively learned and applied based on specific challenges. Executives, managers and employees can thus incorporate new impulses directly into the corporate context and make practical use of learned strategies and measures, e.g.:

  • Development of a tailored New Work strategy based on a company specific audit (also possible for individual teams or departments)
  • Development & management of impactful New Work measures to increase employee satisfaction and company performance

Consulting Services, Workshops & Keynote Speeches

  • New Work Audit for individual teams, departments or the entire company
  • Creating a specific evaluation-framework for New Work measures
  • Development of a New Work strategy incl. a dedicated strategy roadmap
  • Conception of concrete, targeted New Work measures
  • Implementation and guidance through organizational transformation
  • Impulses and lectures on the topic of “New Work” 


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GOOD JOB - GOOD JOB - New impulses for an absurd working world

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Daniel Schmidlin, lic.oec.HSG
Executive Director Corporate Programs and Director of the Center for New Work at SGMI Management Institute St. Gallen

Daniel Schmidlin studied business administration at the University of St. Gallen (degree lic.oec. HSG) with specialization in organizational development. He has a proven track-record in the field of management development. As Director Corporate Programs he is responsible for the worldwide project business of the SGMI Institute of Management St. Gallen including conceptual design and implementation of integrated management development projects based on the St. Gallen model of management. He analyses strategic development needs and creates focused development programs for our customers together with the SGMI expert-team.

Being a recognized leadership expert he offers a year-long experience as lecturer, coach and consultant. His focus is on leadership behaviour and leadership tools for small and medium-sized businesses as well as multinational companies:

  • Leadership-style analysis
  • Personality analysis
  • Employee engagement and –motivation
  • Value-based leadership
  • Personal strength-/weaknesses analysis
  • Leadership concepts of the future (generation Y)
  • Paradigm shift
  • Communication, negotiation and conflict management

He is training international managers in German- and English-language seminars for years and with highest customer satisfaction. As an executive coach he directly supports decision-makers of all levels.

Lucas Sauberschwarz
Co-Director of the Center for New Work at SGMI Management Institute St. Gallen

Lucas Sauberschwarz studied Business Administration majoring in business informatics at the EBS University of Economics and Law. He has held senior management positions at L'Oréal and Schwartauer Werke and built a digital agency with more than 100 employees from the ground up. In his current work he specializes in the systematic development of efficient innovations for large companies, and he has been exploring new pathways to maximize both employee satisfaction and the company’s performance. Together with a highly motivated team he has collaborated with more than half of the DAX companies, as well as with numerous large international corporations and SMEs in the field of innovation. Recently, he published his book „Das Comeback der Konzerne“ (‚The Corporates Strike Back‘) which has repeatedly been an Amazon bestseller in several categories. The book „Good Job!“ followed next to provide new impulses for the working world. He shares his many years of experience and knowledge at conferences, trainings and universities focusing on:

  • New Work
  • New Leadership Concepts
  • New Organizational Models
  • Corporate Innovation
  • Innovation Strategy
  • Innovation Processes
  • Innovation Management
  • Innovation Units
  • Digital Transformation


Daniel Schmidlin 

Executive Director Corporate Programs and Director of the Center for New Work at SGMI Management Institute St. Gallen

Lucas Sauberschwarz

Co-Director of the Center for New Work at SGMI Management Institute St. Gallen

Further information

+41 71 223 50 30