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What this is about

Our life’s fundament is radically shifting. Transformation has become daily reality.

What we need now are organisations that are capable to co-create a different world. This takes a different kind of collaboration: self-organisation and co-creation. Leadership models that catalyse responsibility of the many. And the ability to read and actively shape the future.

For this to happen,
people and organisations must ackowledge,
reflect, and - where necessary – unlearn
 their fundamental patterns.
Only then will transformation succeed.

This can be done. We help you getting there.

Transformation & Agile Organisational Development

Organisations are living organisms. To be successful, they need permanent development and adaptation to a fluid environment. 

This capability to adapt is what we support. We catalyse long-term strategic orientation, functional self-organisation, and co-creative everyday skills across all hierarchies and functions. 

Strategy and Future Thinking

The most valuable impulses for the development of an organisation are found in the future. We support you in making futures legible and deriving strategic development paths that provide orientation in a VUCA environment.

CASE 01
Party headquarters of a major political party in one of the German federal states

CASE 02
Holding of an international corporation with 4500 employees

CASE 03
Medium-sized consulting company with approx. 40 employees

Self-organisation and collegial leadership

We support organisations to co-create self-organised operating systems that work under everyday pressure. We are guided by the conviction that self-organised organisations and teams are more resilient, innovative, and motivating than hierarchical line organisations.

CASE 01
IT Department in a leading construction company, approx. 100 employees

CASE 02
HR Department of a big IT corporation, approx. 100 employees

CASE 03
HR-Team of a global holding, approx. 40 employees

Cultural Transformation

We support you in making rigid organisational cultures more flexible and adaptive. The key to this is cooperation that allows for dynamic, joyful collaboration - and structures that promote just that. 

CASE 01
Bank with approx. 3000 employees

CASE 02
Outdoor clothing manifacturer, approx. 200 employees

CASE 03
Medium-sized manufacturing company with approx. 180 employees

Development and Unlearning

We know from own experience how good learning and reflection formats can change one's life – valuable experiences that enabled us to perceive, think, and act differently than we had before. This is what our formats for development & unlearning aim at. They catalyse the meta-competencies that enable self-organisation and systemic thinking in everyday life, fostering transformation and deep inner development.

Exclusive formats for personal development and learning

Fundamental transformation processes need spaces that enable and accelerate reflection and unlearning. We design such tailored formats for selected clients. A few examples:

CASE 01
Personal development for an IT Department (100 employees)

CASE 02
Unlearning Seminar for an international corporation

Seminars at isb Wiesloch

Since 2019, Hanno Burmester facilitates seminar modules at isb Wiesloch. His focus lies on transformation and self-organisation.

Systemic Consulting for Young Professionals II, isb Wiesloch

Digital Deep Dive: Change & Transformation, isb Wiesloch

Systemic Organisational Development & Change Compact

Our interventions are always tailored to your
needs. Sure, we do draw on experiences
from previous projects where useful. But
ultimately, every organisational culture is
different, and needs an approach that fits.

Impactful & hybrid

We combine the frameworks of systemic organisational consulting with agile approaches and the insights from adult development psychology. At the same time, we we pride ourselves to be practitioners, not theorists, and use whatever is method is impactful.

We are working with virtual tools since pre-Covid times. We love how well-curated digital processes increase efficiency and intensity while limiting the waste of time, energy, and money. That is why we choose virtual collaboration as default, while at the same time celebrating face-to-face workshops where useful.

In almost all of our projects,
we collaborate with colleagues from allied firms.
Something we cherish and celebrate. 

This enables us to cover complex projects in bigger organisations – staffed with the people you really need. The result are transformational processes that have lasting impact on our clients.  

Hanno Burmester

Founder of Unlearn. Works at the intersection of strategy and transformative organisational development. His spot is where people fundamentally question, reflect and unlearn previous patterns of collaboration.

In projects, he focuses on strategy, process design and strategic project management.

Teaches at isb Wiesloch. Trained in systemic organisational development (Master, isb) and Future Thinking. Self-employed since 2009.

You can find more on Hanno’s work here.

Author of several books, including

UNLEARN: A COMPASS FOR RADICAL TRANSFORMATION, Perspectiva Press 2021

LIEBESERKLÄRUNG AN EINE PARTEI, DIE ES NOCH GIBT, with Clemens Holtmann, Quadriga Verlag, 2021

Hanno Burmester

Strategic Partners

Covolution specialises in the design and support of innovative strategy and transformation processes. In joint projects, our clients appreciate the professionalism, creativity, and honesty of our colleagues. Among other projects, Covolution and Unlearn collaborated in a cultural transformation project for a large financial services provider. 

covolution.eu

The Hamburg-based consultancy has been supporting change processes for over 20 years. In recent years, Detego increasingly focuses on transformation processes towards more self-organisation and agility. Our joint clients value Detego's professional experience, humanity and the skillful bridging of theory and practice. Among other projects, Detego and Unlearn have collaborated in a project with a global automotive company.

detego.eu

Noumenal Space

Noumenal Space is the company of Klara Sucher, who co-founded Unlearn in 2017. Since 2016, we have been collaborating in many organisational development projects, from manufacturing SMEs to very large companies. 

noumen.space

CommonGround

Kirsten Kratz has been facilitating change projects for almost 20 years. Today, her focus lies on self-organisation and collegial leadership. Among other projects, we have collaborated in a project for a big IT corporation. Our joint clients appreciate Kirsten Kratz's experience, creativity, and her warm humour.

commonground-organisationsberatung.com

Anne Haker

Anne Haker is designing and facilitating transformation projects, especially in medium-sized businesses and corporations. For some time now, she has been focusing on sustainable leadership, and thus the strategic intersection between organisational development and societal transformation. Among other projects, we have collaborated in projects at the headquarters of a large corporation and with a municipal water supplier.

Carolin Gebel

Carolin Gebel is a business coach and organisational developer with many years of experience, especially in the public and non-profit sector. She focuses on the holistic and sustainable design of change processes. In recent years, we have collaborated in projects for a parliamentary faction at the German Parliament, a federal research institution and a consulting firm. 

carolin-gebel.com