Executive MBA "Best Practice" Lecture Series

In the first lecture in the Executive MBA „Best Practices" series in the summer semester, Dieter Monka, Head of Human Resources of Diehl Defence in Überlingen, will talk about successfully managing a company with a multigenerational staff. The lecture and Q&A session will be held in German and will be followed by a buffet giving participants the opportunity for further discussion.

"Successfully managing a multigenerational staff"

Dieter Monka
Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG
Friday, 21 April 2017, 5.30 pm
Furtwangen University, Schwenningen Campus, Room E 0.04

In his lecture Dieter Monka discusses the strategic challenges for the management of a technology firm where the age differences in staff cover 5 generations. The aim is to create an employment environment in which all employees are motivated despite varying expectations, and to increase the company's attractiveness as an employer.

The company employs a multigenerational staff, from those who experienced the so-called "Economic miracle" (Wirtschaftswunder), through Baby Boomers, Generations X and Y, right up to Generation Z. The staff have expectations which are common to all these generations, but also completely different needs with regard to their social background, stage of life and personal priorities. What dominates HR work in the company is not the so-called "War for Talents", the competition for those starting out in business, but rather the organization of the working conditions of current employees, some of whom have been working in the company for many years, and whom they wish to keep.

After qualifying as a Diplom-Kaufmann, Dieter Monka has worked in HR management for over 30 years for various international technology firms such as Bosch and Diehl. He works both in-company and externally as a trainer and coach in diverse areas of Human Resources. In addition he is an honorary judge in the Regional Court of Labour and has been employed as a lecturer at the HFU Business School since 2011.

All students and university staff are welcome. Please register for the event with the MBA Program Director Regina Feketics.