putting the 'I' back in cIO

Identify and empower the real Data Owners by controlling out of control I.T. Depertments.


While commonly done by IT departments they are unsuitable for such ownership as their role is to provide the infrastruture needed to present and use data not determine what data is used.

IT's proper role is the good health, reslience, redundancy and Security of Information Systems

The 'I' in CIO intended to be the information - that is The Data. The concept behind the orignal proposal for CIO was to create a role independent of the Information Systems Manager and the individual Data owners such as Sales, Fulfilment and Customer Service.

There will always be some conflict between these departments on which data matters and which customer name and address for example is used - where and when.


Provide tools and experience to the Data Owners so they prepare the data for upload or drip transactions into the new system.

Since 1968 our concept convinces corporate clients all over the world. HANSEN BECK training participants become more successful in the organisation and enjoy work as they understand the basic principle of motivation - self-motivation. a

We create heros. Where does this come from? Mr. Hansen and Mr. Beck were the skipper who brought Amundson in position for his final leap to the south-pole. Our understanding is the same. We bring your people in position to become heros. To enjoy going the extra-mile, to influence positively.

Why are we different. Because we go step by step and we make sure that trainings is combined with practizing, because learning has 4 stages:

  • See It
  • Undersand it
  • Practice
  • Make it a habit

We make sure that participants make our content a habbit.

we are not good because we have the longest tradition of behavioural trainings. We are good because we dared to change, to challenge ourselves and to adjust our training to new cultures and a changing market.

Our Approach

We get a short term mandate to analyse the situation, execute interviews , research with all stake holders and develop suggestions for improvements . Clients can choose to implement the improvements with CBI support or internally. In most real crisis situations, we join the management team in order to achieve the necessary leverage with all stake holders.

CBI’s experience:

Interdisciplinary team:

CBI’s interdisciplinary team has deep experience in the management of crises. We have the expertise to guide the team to the right decisions. The effective, practical implementation of these decisions is equally important. The team has to follow-through with the right resources and create the desired outcome even in a highly challenging environment. To achieve this, they need commercial, financial, legal, HR, change management, technical and negotiation-expertise.


Managing the fallout in Japan from one of the most significant insolvencies in German automotive history, Karmann, by successfully restructuring numerous companies, managing downsizing after the Lehmann Shock and by keeping businesses operational after the Tsunami in 2011.


We know how to negotiate major deals with customers and how to align teams towards new targets. In all our projects we apply our holistic approach, a combination of technical, HR, finance, legal and market-specific customer know how. We also turned around underperforming businesses in China and India understand what a crisis means for all involved people and how to motivate them to come out of a crisis as winners.


Often, in a crisis, the head office management team is stretched and unable to support group subsidiaries fully. This is particularly true of the current COVID-19 crisis and especially significant for Japanese subsidiaries.

Changes to government rules and regulations are poorly managed and require interpretation. The processes for applying for government support for staff and the business are complicated and require judgement. Supply chains are interrupted, cash flow is reduced or stopped, and the company is unable to produce.

Local management is often unprepared for these challenges, unable to explain the situation clearly or has not learned or been empowered to manage with the necessary authorization. This creates a paralyzing effect in a crisis, especially in case of Japanese companies, which are naturally hierarchically structured.

What makes us different:

Our trainers have led organisations on executive-level themselves. They have been where your team members are today and are developing your organisation with practical change methods and tools.

While being trainers, we are hands-on involved in actual business operations, enabling us to stay cutting edge in what we do.

Services, solutions connected to our trainings
  • Behavioural Training
  • Management- Leadership Trainings
  • Coaching
  • Human- Resource and Development Programs
  • Company Fitness Check
  • MBTI (Lisenced Partners)
  • Insight (Lisenced Partner)
  • Sales-Team Development
  • Hansenbeck (Lisenced Partner)

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A history of cross-border market-developments:


A history of cross-border market-developments:


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Your Experienced Partner in Cross-Border Project Management.

Cross-Border Project Management presents unique challenges stemming partly from the company itself and from national cultural differences. This is particularly true for projects involving Asia and Europe.

Project Management is first-of-all leadership, but will not be successful without professional communication, stakeholder-, as well as time-, cost- and specification management. Project excellence is grounded in a clear and transparent methodology and requires trained people, defined processes and sufficient resources. A project manager needs negotiation skills, is a critical thinker and a good team manager. He/she also needs a lot of commitment, energy, passion and enthusiasm to convey the strategic importance into the spirit of his/her crossfunctional team! Only a well-aligned team will achieve all project targets.

CBS is your competent partner in Cross-Border Project Management. We have led and implemented numerous projects for our clients, one example being the set-up of the firstgreen-field plant of a German automotive supplier in Japan. Each Solution Partner has run multiple, wide-scope projects in different industries (automotive, trading, renewable energy, medical and others). The industries are different, but the needed competence and methodology to run the projects successfully remain unchanged. Our project approach is in line with the international IPMA standard. The solution leader is an IPMA Level B Certified Senior Project Manager.

CBS can either be part of the project organisation, taking on the roles defined by the client and supporting the projects directly or we can conduct training for the project team before the start of the project. We can also work with your team at specified milestones conducting project reviews to ensure the right quality level before moving to the next milestone.

  • Strategic Alignment
  • Clear Objectives
  • Comprehensive Planning Process
  • Quality Control
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Constant reviews
  • Transparency and Oversight
  • Leadership
  • Utilize existing experience
  • Unforeseen event recognition/disaster recovery
  • Conflict and dead-lock resolution
  • Change management
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To know where you stand is the only way to have a successful start

A professional coach and advisor is permanently and systematically analyzing the performance, status and progress of its client, in the same way as a professional sports-team coach checks a team's performance. Why are companies successful? Why do they fail? Where can they improve the last 5% to 10% to become an outperforming team?

In 2006 we developed our holistic approach and systematically improved our system and the supporting tools. One of our powerful in-house tools is the FITNESS CHECK. It helps organisations understand where their team stands, where it can improve, and whether different stakeholders have deviating opinions about essential topics.

Our FITNESS CHECK is based on all dimensions of the holistic approach and results in a clear starting point for organisational optimisation.

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Why is our approach different:
With our RETEAMING (Hyperlink) to reteaming) background, we understand that people only change if they recognise their current shortcomings and why change is the only option to create a successful future.
Our change specialists have led teams as CEO or HR Executives through significant changes, crises. We know that teams, even in highly demanding situations, can be motivated to out-perform by providing them with an environment that allows them to participate in creating their own brighter future.
We know how to overcome resistance rooted in self-defence and the natural fear of change. We have the tools and methods to provide the correct frame for change. And we will develop your organisation to a level where change becomes a routine and discipline.

Many of our in-house developed tools support change management processes:

  • Vision, Mission, Strategy Process
  • Future Requirements and Objectives 
  • Company Culture 
  • Communication Style
  • Rules&Regulations, HR Systems
  • Values, Leadership Model
  • Routines
  • Established Processes
  • Build-up and Process Organisation
  • Behavioural Training
  • Mangement-, Leadership-, Sales-Training
  • Coaching
  • Human Resource Development and Organisational Development Trainings
  • Fittness Checks
  • MBTI
  • Insight Discovery
  • Reteaming
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