Metaplan Career

We Encourage You to
Take the Lead.

You take crucial decisions every day, always with the goal of bringing your company forward. But what does “forward” mean? Who are the decision-makers you need to convince and what are their motivations?

We provide advice for complex questions facing your company. Metaplan views your company in its entirety – an organization of diverse groups with different goals. By looking at the different stakeholders, their interests and motivations, we identify structural tensions. Our approach involves key actors through interaction and focused debate and clarifies systematic issues that are not always immediately obvious.

The result? Strategies that have the buy-in of all relevant players and are supported and implemented by them throughout. Go beyond thinking ahead and take the lead from the outset.

About us

We Start with Questions,
not with Solutions.

With over 45 years of experience, Metaplan is a pioneer of strategy and organizational consulting. But with every new assignment, we take a fresh look from the start. We ask questions: About your organization, the market, and all the relevant players associated with your enterprise.

Metaplan believes that standard solutions will not move your organization forward. We look at the diverse perspectives of its stakeholders to better understand their perspectives, interests, and motivations.

Our questions expose contradictions or conflicting views and break up thought patterns and assumptions. Finding answers through an interactive approach thus enables us to develop productive solutions. In this process, we integrate decades of organizational know-how in ways that allow the players involved to make it their own, and put it to use.

The Metaplan approach makes your organizational and strategic concepts sustainable. With our know-how, we aim to help your company make good decisions and strengthen its ability to perform during the process of working with us and through its outcome.

Putting words into action
right from the start!

For Metaplan, the classic, three-pronged approach consisting of an analysis, conception, and implementation, is not linear. Rather, we believe in continuous interaction, where insights, ideas, and action are interlinked simultaneously. This approach creates opportunities to translate thoughts into action right from the start, and to generate new ideas. Working with you, we can seize business opportunities and develop concrete measures that do not just look good on paper but are practical.

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Services

Strategies Require Structure
and vice versa.

Strategies give your company direction. They give organizational structures a purpose. At the same time, organizational structures form the backbone of your enterprise. Only a robust backbone permits moving forward and developing successful strategies. Organizational structures and strategies are thus interdependent and we always consider them together. Our case studies provide an overview of how we have developed successful strategies.

Changing Direction

Is your objective a fundamental change of direction? Sometimes this can involve disruption. We help you understand the complexity and organizational tensions inherent in this process. This will dismantle established thought patterns and set the basis for creating new structures and perspectives.

Strategy Work

Companies need to adjust to seize market opportunities and explore new areas. We help you to identify the strategic changes necessary to best achieve that goal – while taking into account structures, interests, and power distribution within your organization.

Organizational Efficiency

Would you like to achieve your company’s full potential? We determine whether your organization is working efficiently and identify areas of internal friction. Based on our analysis, we suggest the appropriate structures for operating optimally. To achieve this, we consult the relevant stakeholders and devise the necessary measures with them.

Understanding Customers

Successful strategies require a stable foundation. What influences your customers? How will they behave in the future? The way an organization sees its market partners is the basis for its success – helpful prejudgments that enable it to function efficiently. But customers change in response to perceived future developments. Which is why we conduct exploratory interviews and lead peer group discussions. We uncover emerging patterns in the way your customers think and act. In close collaboration with you we develop ways to transfer these insights to the structure of your company and build a successful strategy that capitalizes on market opportunities and provides the right response for your clients’ needs.

A new Allocation of Tasks

Responding to change in an organization – for example, leadership changes, staffing adjustments or restructuring – often requires a reallocation of responsibilities. It is crucial to analyze the responsibilities in the executive team, to create awareness of possible tensions in the team, and have them play out. This creates a basis for new, productive collaboration as well as an efficient separation of responsibilities and competencies.

Resolving Goal Conflicts

Executives have to act decisively. This is only possible if the top management agrees on company goals. However, it is not unusual for opinions to diverge and lead to conflict, either open or beneath the surface. We can help using such tensions to open up new and productive courses of action.

Common Orientation

An idea can only be successful if it is supported and promoted by the whole executive team. Metaplan works with you to plan how to create such a consensus by assessing different options, their consequences, and which new areas of activity they will open up.

Mobilizing the Organization

We make sure that words are followed by action. Be it a management conference, forum, or communication cascade, we ensure that all relevant stakeholders contribute meaningfully. To help your organization accomplish its goals, we identify obstacles, look into the role of corporate culture, and ensure active cooperation of relevant stakeholders by adapting communication processes within your organization.

Contact

There are many Reasons to Contact Metaplan®.
Good Conversations, for Example.

We mediate between mentalities. So it is no wonder that a broad range of personalities work at Metaplan, from economists and sociologists to former media managers and business journalists. Our goal is to get to the bottom of things, together – through discussions based on trust. We listen carefully and ask questions that help you move you forward. Should you have any questions for us, here is how to contact and get to know us.

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Consultants

Dr. Sebastian
Barnutz

Anna
von Bismarck

Michel
Borcier

Dr. Željko
Branović

Paul
Gao

Antje
Gardyan

Isabell
Hager

Ken
Han

Dr. Frank
Ibold

Matthew
James

Betty
Kan-Sekine

Jens
Kapitzky

Carmen Lopera
Kovermann

Christine
Krys

Prof. Dr. Stefan
Kühl

Dr. Claudia
Langen

Donus
Loh

Yvonne
Low

Dr. Kai
Matthiesen

Hansjörg
Mauch

Ning See
Meng

Johanna
Meschede

Dr. Stephanie
Michel

Alanna Kaplan
Muñoz

Judith
Muster

Christoph
Nahrholdt

Yardane
Niessink

Margarete
Nuber

Tanja
Passow

Dr. René
Pfammatter

Nils
Rickert

Gernot
Riechmann

Cordula
Rieger

Alissa
Schneidmesser

Dr. Thomas
Schnelle

Helen
Taylor

Claire
Terrington

Franz-Josef
Tillmann

Dr. Bennet
van Well

Ines
Vogel

Mikaela
Walker

Axel
Wellbrock

Kin Ho
Wong

Office / Project Assistance

Ingrid
Ancelin

Stephanie
Bredick

Florian
Ehrhardt

Monika
Feddersen

Heidi
Frank

Carsten
Heidorn

Sonja
Holtmann

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Evelin
Kühl

Maggie
Ma

Charlotte
Rosendahl

Candida
St. John

Patricia
Strenge

Catherine
Vaultier

Marion
Ziegler

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Consultants

Dr. Sebastian
Barnutz

Anna
von Bismarck

Dr. Željko
Branović

Antje
Gardyan

Isabell
Hager

Dr. Frank
Ibold

Jens
Kapitzky

Carmen Lopera
Kovermann

Prof. Dr. Stefan
Kühl

Dr. Claudia
Langen

Dr. Kai
Matthiesen

Hansjörg
Mauch

Johanna
Meschede

Judith
Muster

Christoph
Nahrholdt

Gernot
Riechmann

Dr. Thomas
Schnelle

Helen
Taylor

Dr. Bennet
van Well

Ines
Vogel

Office / Project Assistance

Stephanie
Bredick

Florian
Ehrhardt

Monika
Feddersen

Carsten
Heidorn

Sonja
Holtmann

platzhalter
platzhalter2

Evelin
Kühl

Charlotte
Rosendahl

Patricia
Strenge

Marion
Ziegler

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Consultants

Dr. Stephanie
Michel

Alanna Kaplan
Muñoz

Yardane
Niessink

Alissa
Schneidmesser

Franz-Josef
Tillmann

Mikaela
Walker

Office / Project Assistance

Heidi
Frank

Candida
St. John

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Consultants

Michel
Borcier

Christine
Krys

Claire
Terrington

Office / Project Assistance

Ingrid
Ancelin

Catherine
Vaultier

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Consultants

Dr. Kai
Matthiesen

Margarete
Nuber

Tanja
Passow

Dr. René
Pfammatter

Nils
Rickert

Cordula
Rieger

Office / Project Assistance

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Consultants

Matthew
James

Betty
Kan-Sekine

Donus
Loh

Yvonne
Low

Ning See
Meng

Gernot
Riechmann

Axel
Wellbrock

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Consultants

Paul
Gao

Ken
Han

Ning See
Meng

Kin Ho
Wong

Office / Projektassistenz

Maggie
Ma

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Sweden / Metaplan

Tyska Bryggaregården
SE-371 70 Karlskrona
T +46 (708) 177 811
T +46 (708) 339 590

„Fully dedicated Metaplan Representative in Sweden since 1989.“

Marie
Haslum Sirbäck

Lars-Göran
Sirbäck



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Luca
Melis



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Ricardo
Cintra

Ricardo
Porém

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