Corporate Models of Management and Leadership

Every larger organization, whether a company, public authority or NGO, should have a corporate model of management and leadership. This is understood as the fundamental definitions of management and leadership in a specific organization in the sense of a constitution for management and personnel work. The development and implementation of such models is therefore about nothing more than the fundamental structuring of corporate management and leadership. The Complementary Management Model provides a theoretical basis for this.

Management Models, Management Principles, Management Guidelines

Corporate models of management and leadership are used here synonymously with so-called management principles and management guidelines. These are fundamental definitions of management and leadership in a specific organization in the aforementioned sense of a constitution of management and personnel work. It is true that management principles/guidelines can also be understood to be thesis-like guiding principles that describe management and leadership in a more general way. These are also corporate models of management and leadership, albeit superficial ones.

Development and Implementation of Corporate Management Models

Introducing a new management model in organizations or organizational units is nothing more than a project. The development and introduction process essentially follows the same procedure as other corporate concepts. After context analysis and goal identification, suitable content must be developed and implemented throughout the organization. The theory of Complementary Management provides a structural framework, but must be adapted to the specific circumstances. A project design that comprises five project phases has proven to be successful: 1. creation of a draft model, 2. definition of the actual management model, 3. adaptation of the management infrastructure (i.e., the detailed regulations related to leadership), 4. communication and training of the model, and 5. implementation in everyday management and ongoing evaluation. In some organizations, internal HR or project experts handle the entire project planning/execution, while in others, the relevant work packages are outsourced in whole or in part to external consultants.

5 Project Phases