With the date of July, 1 Florian Tietjen is on board as a new partner of kick consulting GmbH. The business informatics graduate is a project manager, coach, and consultant and has been associated with the kick network for many years. In this interview, Florian answers questions from the kick editorial team.
What challenges are you currently facing in terms of your consulting work?
My passion is agile topics. So, I ask myself how I manage to integrate the agile mindset in a meaningful way in my professional everyday life and to push agile project management forward. I want people to understand that agility adds value, that it improves the way we work together, makes us more competitive and our workday more friendly. Currently, I perceive a great interest in these topics, both among team members and project managers as well as among executives and management. However, there are still a lot of questions about implementation and fears, e.g., regarding the own personal role. If an executive is worried about abolishing the own role with the introduction of agile approaches, it calls for arguments against these fears. This is where we as consultants need to be able to illustrate the big picture. It’s about the message that as an organization you embark on the “agile” journey together, everyone is taken along, everyone shapes themselves, nothing is dictated from the outside. Only if everyone involved understands and supports the overall roadmap will agility work.
You’ve been a partner at kick since the beginning of July. How are you doing with that?
In addition to my consulting projects, I am responsible for customer acquisition and support, as well as process optimization at kick. And here I already notice that as a shareholder I question my own actions even more than before. I’m also trying to involve our network partners more closely in many areas and continuously improve my networking skills. Colleagues in my network have been important sparring partners for me for many years; they support and inspire me on many topics with their wide-ranging expertise and experience.
What characterizes you as a person?
I am known for my structured way of working and my efficiency. The interlinking of complex topics interests me, I’m up for it. Besides, loyalty means a lot to me; I stand by what I say. And I believe that I am usually a good-humored person.
Thank you very much for the interview!
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