How have we become who we are?

It’s the people. It’s the people who make the difference in companies. That has been our message ever since we founded the company at the end of the last century. It has always been the people who have made our company what it is. And so we people work with our client-people on shaping the best possible forms of leadership and collaboration in their companies.

In 2016, we embarked on our biggest self-experiment to date. The management had had enough of the status quo and so, following an intensive process of soul-searching, we decided to transition to a hierarchy-free organization. This exciting, strenuous, motivating journey is still ongoing – even when we occasionally think we have already arrived, the world reveals a new side to us and so our journey continues.

That is how we have become who we are.

These are some of the many experiences we share with our clients. We engage with what we find and look for solutions together. Generally, we find them.

P1 People – This is us

Purpose P1

“As consultants & advisors, we support our clients in achieving their best, in being vibrant and transformative. We empower people and organizations to rethink and effectively deliver leadership and collaboration. To this end, we create space for change, empower tangible innovation and explore unconventional avenues.” (Purpose P1, 2019)

Values – For our work with people, our values are our most treasured asset.

We would like to share with you what they mean for the way we at P1 view ourselves…
  • Responsibility: We encourage people to take responsibility for how they think and act.
    P1: We take full responsibility for how we develop together.
  • Relationship of equals: We cultivate and cherish a spirit of partnership and respect in the way we collaborate.
    P1: We always assume a positive intention in how we work together, are happy that we are different individuals and benefit from these differences.
  • Clarity: We take a stance, clarify what is unclear and ensure transparency.
    P1: We listen carefully to each other.
  • Effectiveness: We focus on feasibility in our working lives while keeping the context in sight.
    P1: In everything we do and in each context, we consider the impact of our actions.
  • Autonomy: We believe in the development of people’s decision-making potential.
    P1: We make conscious decisions about who our partners are and the things we do.

The P1 way of doing things

  • We take a systemic-constructivist view of the world. 
  • It’s the people. The potential to make organizations fit for the future is in the people. 
  • Experiential learning & consulting shape what we do, how effective we are and how learning successfully transfers to the reality of our clients’ working lives.

Experiential Learning 

Experiential Consulting

Experimental Transformation 

Accounting for the common good

Seeing development as a good investment

For some time now, we at P1 have been asking ourselves how work and economic activity can shape a future worth living.

It is our firm conviction that in order to tackle the current crises and challenges, we need to rethink the way we do business. We need to move away from a purely profit-driven approach and unreflective growth towards an economy for the common good. To know where we stand as an organization, we have prepared a “common good balance sheet”.

And what can we say – there is still work to be done.
But thanks to the process and the Common Good Matrix, we are now in a better position to know which screws we need to tweak.

Whitepaper “Sustainable Business” (in German)

Our Atmosfair climate protection contribution (in German)

Economy For The Common Good Report (in German)

Our Clients

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