Martina Schwab - Consulting & Research specialises in change management and project support for small and medium-sized businesses and start-ups. While I often work with architects, the method is applicable to various disciplines. Be it change management, project management or research support - there is one guiding principle: »Work with what is available to you today.«
A good first step in most projects is to take a close look at their current context and structure. For companies in need of change management, it may be enough to rearrange existing work processes into logical and intuitive sequences and make better use of devices and software already in use. Project management is done in a similar fashion, extending this principle towards existing realities of project partners involved. Paired with the agile management principles of incremental step-by-step development, short feedback-loops and good communication, your company or project succeeds now and is prepared for the future.
During a first screening session we analyse your current workflows, to see which ones work well and which ones need to be adapted. Some clients have already identified one area that they want to improve: overall project planning, data management, financial management, knowledge transfer among team members or a general digital transformation*. Others look for a wider approach that helps them to get more organised. Most interventions ideally are carried out over 2-4 months. Individual coaching sessions or long-term collaborations for specific projects are possible as well. (*In partnership with IT expert Bilal Kassem, I build and implement a comprehensive digital strategy suitable for the size and means of your business).
As an Urban Anthropologist, my perspective on research and design projects is tuned in on humans and how they interact with each other and their environment. I'm especially interested to collaborate with urbanists, architects, designers and other disciplines with a clear impact on human interaction and behaviour.
With an interdisciplinary background in political science and urban anthropology, I have ten years professional experience in both the private as well as the non-profit sector. I work with i.a. ncbham , Miss Miyagi , Bogdan & Van Broeck Architects , noAarchitecten , Sill & Sound Architects, KA PAI , Fairphone, Vetocambre and Centre PsyCol. Please download my CV for more detailed information on my skills and experience.