29. July 2020

ovey* in new rooms

In April 2020 ovey* organisation and leadership development moved to a new location in the Friedrichstadt area of Düsseldorf. Our coaching and workshop space is located in a quiet rear courtyard. The small building was originally built as a petrol station for a parcel sorting
Joey Ovey was interviewed by Khurram Masood at Sharpist for an article in Forbes von interviewt. You can see the article here . How To Sharpen Your Communications In Times Of Extreme Change, According To Leadership Coaches The Covid-19 crisis has presented professionals with a

15. April 2020

Taking it easy

The technological side of remote working is easy enough. There is a great curiosity to get to know, use and master the various tools. Issues in organising teams, team dynamics and leadership, of course, remain. In a previous article I wrote about the importance of
  Many people are working from home for the first time. It seems to be working well, but what happens when the first problems arise? Will working from home be blamed for any problems, or will people ask whether the problems that are occurring happened
Many people are suddenly finding themselves in a “virtual team”. As I’ve published on the subject, here are a few thoughts and tips for both managers and staff. It’s not just about having a stable and secure internet connection, it affects leadership and team dynamics,

7. November 2018

Ovey* in the Bundestag

  Today, our project partner Martin Dumbs was invited as an expert to the Culture Committee of the Federal German Parliament to report on the results of our study on free entry to museums for children and young people. We were commissioned to compile the
In organisations, there is often a mismatch in how roles are expected to be fulfilled and how they are perceived by those carrying them out. Mismatch invariably arises in change processes and should be a focus of any change project. The aim should be to
A branch of an international company with team members from different countries had recently experienced a change in status which had shifted the equilibrium between four departments. One had grown, two had shrunk and one had stayed the same. At the same time as the
Change projects always take place in a sea of uncertainty. Employees worry about the future, about the tasks they will perform and about their ability to do them. It’s easy to say to managers and leaders that it is their job to motivate their staff
Recently I reached the halfway stage with a coaching client and we did an interim review together, talking about to what extent the coaching objectives were being met and using meta-communication to reflect on our relationship. This was useful in seeing what methods were helpful,
The North-Rhine Westphalian Ministry of Families, Children, Young People, Culture and Sport commissioned us to examine the feasibility of free or reduced entry for children and young people (to 18 yrs), families and people doing voluntary service to state-sponsored museums in NRW, to outline the

29. January 2017

The importance of a vision

Leaders are immensely important in change processes. Many really have an idea of what they want to achieve and others literally have no clue of what they want to achieve. What effect does having a vision or not actually have? Some can imagine what the