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New Work Methods

Complex challenges are best solved with simple, modern and efficient methods. Scrum, Effectuation or Design Thinking: These keywords stand for such innovative approaches, which are becoming increasingly popular in the new working world. And with good reason. Because they work: they get teams and employees moving and ideas flowing. They break down deadlocked structures to make room for something new - for more success, more cohesion and more job satisfaction. All consumables for the implementation of the new work methods are provided by Seminaris free of charge during the workshop.

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Methods in the overview

Design Thinking

Design Thinking is a process to promote creative ideas. The method is often used to generate product, service and process innovations, i.e. new ideas that are not yet available on the market. The method is consistently user-oriented. Contrary to the name, Design Thinking focuses more on the functionality than on the appearance of the product. First of all, the needs of the user are determined and finally a product is created which satisfies these needs in the best possible way. The process consists of repeating loops, so that the own findings can be continuously questioned and improved. An important aspect is the work in interdisciplinary teams in order to incorporate different perspectives.


With Effectuation you go through six phases in which ideas are generated, but also discarded. This makes product development and idea generation much more dynamic and efficient. The traditional way to create new business models is to define goals, procure resources, create a business plan and implement it. With Effectuation, things look different: First, resources and contacts are verified, business ideas are derived from them, then implemented and reviewed.

Lego Serious Play

With LEGO© SERIOUS PLAY© we rediscover our imagination and bring innovation with bricks into the professional world. When we were kids, we put brick on brick to understand the world. Today, we can rediscover the power of this game and use it in our work with LEGO© SERIOUS PLAY©. Revitalise, stimulate and strengthen your imagination and innovation. The mdethod offers solutions, encourages communication and is great fun.

Lean Startup

Lean Startup usually builds on the method of Design Thinking. With Lean Startup you create the final product from your prototype. It's not about planning a very long period of time for this, but rather about creating a satisfactory beta version of the product to bring it to market first. The feedback from the customers is crucial in order to incorporate it into the further development of the final product.


Scrum as a New Work Method is used when it comes to the further development of an existing product and business model. The teams involved are set up in such an interdisciplinary way that a final product is created within a very short time. The teams are divided into Product Owner, Scrum Master and the development team. These teams exchange permanently, test, discard, re-test and decide about the further development steps.

Business Model Canvas

You had an innovative business idea and now you want to check it out? It does not always have to be a whole business plan. The Business Model Canvas helps you to get a quick overview and to find the weak points of your idea. It can also help you to compare different variants of a business model. The components offer (what?), customer (who?), infrastructure (how?) and finances (how much?) are questioned and developed further. The creation is possible on your own or in a team. The Value Proposition Canvas is suitable as an in-depth supplement to product development.

Value Proposition Canvas

Many products disappear from the market quickly because they are not accepted by customers. With the help of the Value Proposition Canvas you can check if your products or services really solve your customer's problem or if they bring them any other benefit. The customer benefit is always in the center of attention so that it is important to really put yourself into the customer's perspective when working with the Value Proposition Canvas. It should be noted that the customer's needs change over time and the product should be continuously adapted. Filling out the canvas is possible by simply observing the customer's behaviour.

Blended Learning

Blended Learning is a hybrid method in which different methods and media are mixed together. This is often done by combining classroom training with e-learning courses. At the beginning, there is often a face-to-face event in which the participants get to know each other and the goals and procedures are defined. Web-based training outside of attendance times allows participants to bring themselves to a uniform level of knowledge and work in a much more self-disciplined and flexible manner. Blended learning is already being used at modern universities and in large companies.

Empathy Map

The goal of the Empathy Map is to identify the client's needs in order to develop a solution that is tailored to their needs. The effort involved is manageable and should not take more than 30 minutes. The six areas are filled with content step by step. The best results can be achieved in interdisciplinary teams, i.e. from different departments and management levels, so that different perspectives can be incorporated. The Empathy Map can be both an alternative and a supplement to the Persona. It can also be used as preparation for a customer journey. In either case, it helps to adapt to the needs of the customer.

Purpose Design Tool

With the help of the Purpose Design Tool companies initiate a holistic change process to give the organisation and its employees a clear sense of purpose. Values and corporate culture play a crucial role in this process. These are identified and elaborated in workshops, together with development potentials for the individual teams and self-coaching.