STRATEGY SOMETIMES NEEDS PAPER

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STRATEGY SOMETIMES NEEDS PAPER

The trend in procurement and all other segments is digitalisation

WE ARE...

  • working paperless
  • reading E-Books
  • working on mobile devices and apps in private and business life
  • having video calls every day
  • receiving digital material for all our important meetings

CAN YOU REMEMBER THE PAST 🙂, WHEN WE WERE...

  • reading real books
  • printing our company profiles and meeting materials
  • taking our notes on paper

MANAGEMENT OF CHANGE

Many things have changed since I have attended school and they are still changing fast.
If we want to be part of the game we need to adapt and learn every day, keeping our eyes open.

Being a consultant TODAY means you need to adapt even faster because your customers are expecting you being more expert than they are.
Experience can not be replaced for sure but the mix must fit.

LETTING IDEAS FLOW

Besides all the digitalisation for me in some cases it really makes sense to print something and in addition to that use paper and pencil:

  • to see several things at a glance
  • to get a different view / persective change
  • to watch things some days while letting my brain work in the background
  • to brainstorm / puzzle

That makes sense especially if it comes to strategic things that have to fit to special requirements or if the solution is not very clear from the beginning.

In many cases we cannot just copy and paste methods and solutions because our customers and their problems might be similar at a first glance but their companies’ requirements need different solutions!

In complex and challenging situations it helps me a lot to just look at my notes and some printouts for several times or even days waiting for the best solution popping up – while letting ideas flow.

Sabrina Baehr Brainstorming Paper

TAKE CARE OF YOUR ENVIRONMENT

No need to underline that we should take care of our environment and always think about the necessity of using paper.

When we use paper we rely on our partner and customer STEINBEIS and their fully recycled paper.

FIND THE RIGHT MIX

I am not old-style . I am a big fan of technology and one of the major parts of our business is to deliver e-sourcing solutions to our customers. I use mobile devices to keep my spontaneous ideas on my way home from workor after having done sports, or in the supermarket or while being on holidays. Being offline is one of the best options to let your brain flow without really thinking about something in particular. I am a big fan of our today’s possibilities to share quick notes on several devices by pressing a button. It is so convenient!

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THE FACE BEHIND THE POST

Sabrina Bähr

My name is Sabrina Baehr, I am Co-Founder and Managing Director of OCCON.

In OCCON I am responsible for the strategy, project management, IT development and HR. I have been a hardworking person my whole live, started jobbing when I was 14 years old. My husband says I need a permanent challenging stress level to feel good – I guess he is right 🙂 I am doing my job with a lot of passion and I care about the people who are involved. Planning, organisation and leading our team to successful results are my key competences.

In my private live I am mum of a wonderful daughter who has shown me there is more than work that is worth to be enjoyed. And there is also my husband who can calm me down, helps me to see the positive side of everything and who is supporting us a lot with the OCCON strategy.

Besides my great job I like to travel and I love sports. Since 2019 I am doing crossfit what became a new challenge in my live as it is the heaviest and most painful sport I have ever done but on the other hand the only sport I ever loved so much.

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