Hidden champion for leadership & organisation and change management

This makes us proud and grateful: We have been named Hidden Champion atfor 2024/25 for the fifth time in a row and have even surpassed our results from previous years.

We don't owe this recognition to just anyone, but to the people who are matter: our clients. They have once again confirmed that we are better at what we do than McKinsey, BCG and Bain.

Honoured: Hidden champion twice

As in the last four rankings in 2015, 2018, 2020 and 2022, we once again took first place in the "Leadership & Organisation" category and were once again able to significantly increase the gap to our competitors. This category covers topics such as leadership systems, HR strategies, HR and talent management, organisational design and corporate culture.

We also outperformed all major competitors in the "Change Management" category and, following the excellent results of previous years, have now also been recognised as a Hidden Champion for the first time. We are particularly pleased that our experience and expertise has also been recognised here. This category covers consulting services for designing sustainable change processes and enabling planned organisational change in companies.

We are delighted to receive these awards because we are convinced that we create sustainable added value for our clients, especially (but not only) in these areas of expertise. They show us that we are working on the right issues to fulfil our own aspirations:

"Inspiring people to grow and build better organisations."

Client & Consorten - that fits

Our reference clients gave us excellent feedback in the study. The competences they value most are our teamwork and communication skills, especially at specialist and management level, as well as our implementation skills. In addition, our methodology and analytics were rated very favourably, both among the top 10.

This rating makes us proud and happy. It is proof of the success of our consulting approach, which is based on active collaboration with our clients and the sustainable empowerment of organisations.

"The icing on the cake for us: In the general category of customer satisfaction we took first place among all 30 recognised hidden champions - quote from the study's accompanying volume: 'overall, the satisfaction of the managers surveyed with undconsorten's services is the highest'."

Dr Jens Müller-Oerlinghausen
Partner, undconsorten

Hidden champion - scientifically substantiated

The independent study led by Prof Dr Dietmar Fink identifies those consultancies as hidden champions that...

... are comparatively unknown in the top management of German companies.

... are active in the same market as the consulting champions (McKinsey, BCG, Bain).

... have a higher rated competence in a consulting segment than the champions.

Consultancies cannot apply to qualify and be recognised as hidden champions. The pre-selection is made exclusively on the recommendation of an independent panel of experts from science and practice.

The independent Hidden Champions study is organised by the Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Management und Beratung (WGMB) and is carried out in collaboration with Capital magazine.

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