Our Partner for the Corporate world, is Alpine Strategy Partners.

This management consultancy is focussed on working with management teams to improve their strategies, utilising the beautiful surrounding of the Hohe Tauern National Park and its facilities.

 

Alpine Strategy Partner helps management teams to create a strong and convincing strategy. They do this in a highly original and fun way and based on their own years of experience with strategy development in international companies.

They do not offer months of consultancy projects. In a workshop of 2 to a maximum of 4 days they help their customers to get back on track, after which they assume that most management teams can pick it up again.

Some example of Workshops are mentioned below.

For more information, please check the website of Alpine Strategy Partners.

 

Example 1

This mgt team is looking to develop an answer to the new developments in their market. Their core markets are under severe pressure and they are up against mighty competitors, while there are opportunities but they seems to be changing rapidly and these markets are unknown to them and they feel out of control.

This week is about going back to basic, challenging yourself and getting out of your comfort zone.

Day 0, arrival:

Arrival, welcome, introductions

Day 1:

Breakfast and explanation of the day

Sharing and clarifying the challenges

Coffee break.

Scenic walk ‘uphill’ as a metaphor for the struggle they are currently encountering; if needed with a local guide, to a local ‘Berghütte’.

Lunch and evaluation of the ‘uphill battle’

What did you like about it? / What did you not like about it?

How did it make you feel to go up the hill?

What did you experience when you reached ‘the summit’?

Objective: To create a positive feeling about going uphill, that it can be rewarding!

How to turn this into positive actions?

Instructions for downhill skelter race

Downhill skelter race, as a metaphor for the fast new markets they see as opportunity.

Objective: To experience a fast-paced environment, where you are not (totally) in control; how much risk are you willing and able to take to gain an advantage?

Afternoon break and evaluation of the race downhill

Who took the most risks?

Who had the best risk vs. benefit ratio?

How to turn this experience into actions, and who should play which role in these new markets?

Evaluations of the day, actions agreed

pre- Dinner drinks

Dinner

Day 2:

Breakfast and explanation of the day

Evaluation of previous day

Conversation on the people-side of their business

challenges? / motivation? / hi-potentials? / other?

walk to local Conditorei in the village for Kaffee und Kuchen

walk back

Barriers to success: “How could this fail?”

list of challenges and barriers

Who is supportive and who needs to still get aligned with the new directions (both inside the mgt team as well is their respective teams)?

Lunch

explanation about the afternoon program: Building Trust

Go to the local ‘Hochseilgarten’ for an afternoon of climbing and abseiling etc.

Objective: Learn to trust your team members completely, by literally putting your life in their hands….

return to base, drinks and sharing the experience

pre- Dinner drinks

BBQ Dinner with bonfire

How did you feel when your life was at stake and your colleagues/team members were the ones to secure your ropes?

Share a very personal life experience

Day 3:

Breakfast and explanation of the day

Evaluation of previous day

Listing of learnings and actions

any other issues?

Break and Kaffee und Kuchen

Formulation of the strategy and assigning actions and deadlines

Lunch or early departure

End

 

Example 2

This mgt team is struggling with a bureaucratic culture and lack of entrepreneurship in the organisation. The average age is also quite high and so many employees aren’t motivated to change the way they do things. (this is an older team, that is not into active outdoor sports)

This week is all about breaking away from traditional management styles and approaches, about trusting others and letting go of some of that need to be in control.

Day 0, arrival:

Arrival, welcome, introductions

Day 1:

Breakfast and explanation of the day

Sharing and clarifying the challenges

Coffee break.

Stimulate your creativity: Wood carving workshop at the local ‘Holtzschneider’

Lunch and evaluation of the creative workshop

Session ‘how to be more creative in your leadership style?’

How to stimulate creative thinking in your teams?

Actions capture

Afternoon walk

First to local Conditorei in the village for Kaffee und Kuchen

Walk to local entrepreneur and conversation about his/her approach to new business

Walk back and session on stimulating entrepreneurship amongst your teams

Actions capture

pre- Dinner drinks

Dinner

Day 2:

Breakfast and explanation of the day

Evaluation of previous day

Go to ‘Bergbahnen’ for trip up the mountain – how safe are these cables and cabins?

Excursion to understand the technology behind the ‘Sesselifte’

Session on giving trust – Why do you trust total strangers and not your own teams?

Lunch in the a local ‘Berghütte’and evaluation of the morning session

Strategy formulation with regards to ‘giving trust, empowerment and stimulating creativity and entrepreneurship’

Actions capture

walk down to village or take cable car back down

pre- Dinner drinks

Dinner

Group conversation about Trust: How well do you trust each other?

Day 3:

Breakfast and explanation of the day

Evaluation of previous day

Listing of learnings and actions

any other issues?

Break and Kaffee und Kuchen

Formulation of the strategy and assigning actions and deadlines

Lunch or early departure

End