The Change Management Of The 1st FC Cologne Fails

The operation suffered noticeably. The fans were beside themselves. The Board clung to his power, rather than to act. But now the Manager is away. The 1 FC Cologne inside management processes for nearly two decades regularly change, caused by sports or business irregularities. In addition to the current sporting misery, Michael Meier led to conversation.

The manager wanted to not separate themselves despite fierce resistance to the last of his power and President Overath did not respond to the demands of the Board of Directors to dismiss Meier and to restructure the Club. This power struggle between the Board of Directors and Executive Board slowed the overdue change process. Now, Meier is fired and the change can be carried out. There is a similar power struggle one and a half years ago in the Bundesliga. Jurgen Klinsmann was the changer, when completing the restructuring of the German national team with the summer fairy tale ‘ 2006. Two years later, he became coach of FC Bayern Munich due to this reputation. However said Klinsmann there not the same agency, which he at the DFB had.

Klinsmann failed as Torsten Oltmanns and Daniel Nemeyer in her book power issue change”() to determine according to their analysis, the same factor that made him the acclaimed hero in the national team and the processes fail many change today: the factor power. This cabal to power had Meier in the Cathedral City become a stimulus figure, similar to how it was Klinsmann in Munich. In a 5-point plan, which the Board had applied the Association, called for the dismissal of Manager Meier and the installation of a Chief Executive. This is now implemented with weeks of delay. The search after a new Sports Director, who also come to me is difficult as a result. This long adherence to the own power by Meier and President Overath prevented such a new Club strategy. Is there still room for President Overath is unclear in the wake of the change process he think the consequences will be. Such horizontal Power struggles are not pure football phenomenon, but occur in many companies and institutions, and are characteristic of failed change processes. “The book of power issue change” (www.machtfragechange.de) by Torsten Oltmanns and Daniel Nemeyer addressed these issues from a business perspective and is a guide at the same time, to avoid errors in change management. Contact: Roland Berger consultants GmbH at am Sandtorkai 41 20457 Hamburg phone + 49 40 37631-4232 fax + 49 40 37631-4107

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