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Will today's managers be able to tame the machines of tomorrow?

Will today's managers be able to tame the machines of tomorrow? How can artificial intelligence be integrated into your current information systems? And even more important: are today's managers aware of the skills needed to tame the machines of tomorrow?

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Want to blow up the silos? Go back to basics.

Want to blow up the silos? Go back to basics.

While siloed work is tending to disappear, or at least organisations are working to make it disappear, hotbeds of resistance, often led by members of Generation X, are still alive and kicking. 

So we can ask ourselves, is the operation of the silo really dead or does it have a real advantage? If there is no benefit, then how do we blow up the silos?

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How the ugly CFO turned into a prince charming called CPO

How the ugly CFO turned into a prince charming called CPO In large and medium-sized companies, the CFO can today rely on digital transformation and data processing and analysis technologies that are gaining momentum within the executive committee, or even position himself as a true business partner thanks to quality data and relevant information in real time. This "connected" CFO and instantaneous translator of the organization's economic performance is seen by many as the new prince charming of shareholders and some start dreaming of this Chief Performance Officer (CPO) who is praised by many “troubadours”.

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Bruno Lescoeur and Dagmar Rehm appointed as Advisory Board members

Bruno Lescoeur and Dagmar Rehm appointed as Advisory Board members

We are proud to announce that Bruno Lescoeur and Dagmar Rehm have been appointed as Advisory Board members of Copper Oak.

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Copper Oak at the Transition - Monaco Forum 2018

Copper Oak at the Transition - Monaco Forum 2018

Gregoire Dusausoy, Managing Partner at Copper Oak UK Ltd. attended the Transition - Monaco Forum where entrepreneurs, cities, communities, NGOs and countries reinvent business models and aim to a Cleantech revolution through an energy transition.

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Daniel Coulon becomes Associate Advisor at Copper Oak

Daniel Coulon becomes Associate Advisor at Copper Oak

As an engineer benefitting from more than 20 years of experience in senior management roles at large manufacturing and energy companies, Daniel lived for several years in Asia, Eastern and Western Europe. More recently, he has lead his own management consulting firm advising service manufacturers of building materials worldwide.

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Copper Oak goes British

Copper Oak goes British

Copper Oak GmbH & Co. KG is pleased to announce the acquisition of a majority stake in the London based corporate advisory and corporate finance firm Direct to Capital Ltd. With its new subsidiary, Copper Oak strengthens its presence in the United Kingdom and in Europe.

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Copper Oak Management Consulting becomes Copper Oak

Copper Oak Management Consulting becomes Copper Oak

As of December 15, 2017 Copper Oak Management Consulting becomes Copper Oak

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“Oak in O” winner of the German Design Award 2017

We´re delighted to announce that the “Oak in O” nominated at the German Design Award 2017 has won the German Design Award Special Mention 2017 in the category Excellent Communication – Corporate Branding.

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Article AWV

Schwierigkeiten bei der Anstellung von ausländischen Führungskräften.


Der Autor, Gilles Roux, ist Geschäftsführer der Copper Oak Management Consulting GmbH & Co. KG in Frankfurt am Main. Der Artikel erschien im AWV Special, Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Wirtschaftliche Verwaltung, im Oktober 2011. 


Die demographische Entwicklung in Deutschland wird in den nächsten Jahren drei grundsätzliche Konsequenzen für deutsche Unternehmen haben. 


1) Das Durchschnittsalter der Beleg-schaften wird sich erhöhen, 

2) die Lohnnebenkosten werden steigen und 

3) die Rekrutierung von neuem Personal wird schwieriger.

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