XXII. Kongress für Familienunternehmen

C04: Creating Radically Collaborative Workplaces and Families

You can’t compete externally if you can’t first collaborate internally.  A project funded by the State of California and the Hewlett Foundation found that five skills are essential to create collaborative workplaces. By focusing on these skills, trust increased by more than 50% and measurable conflict was reduced by 67% in almost 100 organizations over a 3.5-year period, saving the State a huge amount of money. Participants were also significantly better at solving problems and getting their interests met. Come hear about the five skills from Judge Jim Tamm, one of the program designers and original faculty members, and increase your own personal collaborative effectiveness, as well as learn how to create more collaboration in your own organization and your family. 



Jim Tamm For 25 years Jim was a Senior Law Judge for the State of California regarding workplace disputes. He is on the faculty of the Leadership Academy of the University of California, and the International Management Program of the Stockholm School of Economics. His book, Radical Collaboration, has been on Amazon’s top seller lists for workplace, organizational psychology, and negotiations books for most of the past 14 years.

Anna Wessling shareholder of the second generation of WESSLING Holding GmbH & Co. KG, studied sinology and business administration. After joining the family business, she moved with her family to Shanghai in 2011 and founded WESSLING Consulting Shanghai. Since 2014 she and her three siblings have managed the WESSLING Group with 1,500 employees at 26 locations in Europe and China. In 2019 she was appointed Chairman of the Management Board and is active on the boards of foreign subsidiaries and in well-known federal associations.