Ambassador of Argentina to Austria spoke to IMC Krems students

H.E. Eugenio Maria Curia, Ambassador of Argentina to Austria gave a speech to IMC Krems export students

H.E. Prof. Dr. Curia speeking with IMC export students in a very personal way.

As the second in-house lecture for this semester, on the 22nd March 2012, the IMC Krems welcomed H.E. Prof. Curia, Ambassador of Argentina to Austria for a guest speech.

After a warm welcome, Ambassador opened his absorbing speech in the historic Baroque hall, by briefly elaborating on the Argentine’s history, then on the economic, political, educational and cultural currents of this Latin American country. The eloquent and outspoken guest speaker, he himself a former university professor then continued with the Argentine’s role and positions in the main global and regional organizations, referring also to the polar issues and the territorial dispute with Britain over the Malvinas/Foklands archipelago.

The official part of this event was closed with a very lively Q&A session, family photo and the little cocktail – an opportunity for students to address further questions to H.E. Ambassador Curia in equally informative but rather informal setting.

The guest lecture of H.E. Prof. Dr. Curia was the 96th event, and the 6th in the so-called Latina American series, organized under the auspices of the Chairman Prof. Dr. Anis Bajrektarevic.

Author: Denise S.
Photo: H. Maglock, Lisa P. Gawdy C.


Great Place to Work coaches Consulting Master Class

Michael Häuslschmid of Great Place to Work Austria provided coaching to the Consulting III Master Class on March 21. Main topics:

  • Survey methodologies – pitfalls and best practices
  • Change Management

For 3 hours Michael Häuslschmid was working with the Master students and was helping to drive forward the New World of Work Consulting project with Erste Bank.

Author: Michael Bartz, Prof. Export Management IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems

Erste Bank Austria goes New World of Work

By 2016 Erste Bank will consolidate its current headquarters offices into one central campus. The Erste Bank Campus will be located close to the new central railway station in Vienna and in front of Belvedere castle. Not enough: Erste Bank will use this unique opportunity strategically to embrace the New World of Work and to become a Next Generation Bank. The key question is: How to get there? How to accomplish the New World of Work transformation?

Here comes the cooperation between Michael Weiss, Director Sparkassenakademie and IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems into play. Within this summer term the Consulting III Master classes (full time and part time students) were turned into a New World of Work Think Tank. In very concrete terms: Within a case study framework the classes were assigned to an Erste Bank consulting mission. Objective is: Propose a New World of Work transformation approach to Erste Bank. This means: Develop a transformation project design for the time frame and a New World of Work toolbox to be applied at Erste Bank. The best proposal will have the chance to get into real use at Erste Bank and to influence Erste Bank’s project design.

Throughout the project the students will be coached by leading consulting companies (in the order of coaching sessions):

  • HMP Consulting, represented by Thomas Schmutzer and Hellmuth Leinfellner
  • Change Management Guru Manfred della Schiava of mds wissensberatung
  • Great Place to Work Austria, represented by Michael Häuslschmid
  • Capgemini, represented by Wolfgang Barvir, is requested and willing to support as well

Since IMC University of Applied Sciences is running a New World of Work research area, know how how from ongoing industry research projects is transfered into this endeavour. For example Andreas Schachenhuber (IMC Master student) shares the New World of Works approach and toolbox developed for Würth Austria.

The New World of Work Think Tank will deliver its proposals and recommendations to Erste Bank by end of April. For further information on the New World of Work research area please contact:

Further information:

Author: Michael Bartz, Prof. Export Management IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems

Win a guest ticket for Business Future Forum 2012 Frankfurt

On 26. March 2012 Business Future Forum “Mobile Work” takes place in Frankfurt.

The Export Institute of IMC UAS Krems will present results from its New World of Work research center. Leading multinationals like Siemens will share their New World of Work field experiences.

Overall an exciting event. Only limitation: It is a conference held in German language. In case German language is not an obstacle to you win three conference guest tickets here:

Link zu Gastkarten gewinnen für Business Future Forum 2012 Frankfurt

Michael Bartz

IMC Keynote opening the UC Conference 2012

On 1 March 2012 the UC Conference in Vienna took place (Agenda)

An IMC keynote was starting up the conference day. Topics:

  • New World of Work – Future workplace
  • Insights from IMC’s New World of Work research
  • Key trends and challenges to corporate organisations on the way

The key note presentation in German language is available here for download (look for file name 01_Bartz_IMC on top of the download list):

Download key note here

Next to come is the Future of Work conference on 14 June 2012 in Vienna. More information to be announced soon.

Michael Bartz