Bibi, live and in colour

What would the lives of Bibi, Cathy Hummels and the twins Lisa and Lena* (made famous by the TikTok online platform) be like without Kuhn Special Steel? We can’t really answer this question seriously of course, but our four Instagram stars would probably have to be considering a new business model – and their world would definitely be a less colourful one. And not just their world; because if it wasn’t for Kuhn Special Steel, smartphones would only display black-and-white images (which would make Instagram a little monotonous in the long run). How come? Continue reading

(German) Effektiv ohne Chef

(German) Seit einigen Jahren begleitet uns die Unternehmensberatung V&S auf dem Weg zu einer effektiveren Organisation. Ein Bestandteil davon ist die Selbstorganisation. Nicht mehr der Chef sagt, was zu machen ist, sondern Teams entwickeln zusammen die besten Lösungswege. Im Idealfall übernimmt derjenige die Verantwortung für eine Aufgabe, der dafür am besten geeignet ist. Funktioniert das – oder endet der Ansatz in Anarchie? Continue reading

Twenty-one long service records show continuity

Continuity is a precious thing nowadays, but long-term action and research is what lets you accumulate knowledge. As top experts in centrifugal casting, we consider this knowledge – or “know-why” as we call it – to be a vital tool for securing our leading position in the market. Our employees are the guardians of this knowledge, so we are pleased to have managed to make continuity such a key part of our company and its workforce. Continue reading

Proceed with mindfulness

Overwork robbing you of sleep. Quiet accumulations of rage. Not knowing where to turn. Many people experience such things from time to time. Ten employees from several different departments have attended a multi-week mindfulness seminar with exercises designed to help them cope with stress. The programme, which was led by Meike Ludwigs, a trainer from the Kalapa Academy, covered both theory and practice. This is a report from one of the participants. Continue reading

Fish at Easter, with a little help from us

Fish will be sizzling in many frying pans this Good Friday, as part of a long Christian tradition in which the faithful recall its dietary association with Jesus. Ichthys, the Greek term for water creatures, is also an acronym of IESOS CHRISTOS THEOU (H)YIOS SOTER (which translates as “Jesus Christ, God’s son, saviour”); and in many communities and parishes, fish is not part of the abstinence requirements of Lent. Continue reading