Impact Business Design: The path to an grandchildren-proof company

We need to change if we want to leave a habitable planet to future generations. The world of work needs new approaches, new goals and new processes if this transition is to succeed. This is what Impact Business Design is all about: creating grandchildren-proof (enkelfähig) organizations and thus securing the future of the planet. No more, but also no less.

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What is Impact Business Design?

Our world is threatening to tip over. We have almost reached the tipping point, after which we will no longer be able to avert the negative spiral. Now is the time to transform our systems sustainably – and improve them.

Impact Business Design is intended to accompany companies on their way to becoming an sustainable and yet grandchildren-proof organization. It is a method that can make almost any company fit for the future.

In the process, future-oriented business models, products and services are identified, validated, developed and scaled. In order to actually understand and check whether an impact business idea is really sustainable, an impact matrix is used.

The impact matrix

The effect staircase is divided into a total of seven steps, which are divided into three areas:

Level one to three: Output

  • Activities take place

  • Target groups are reached

  • Target groups accept offers

Levels four to six: Outcome

  • Target group changes knowledge and awareness

  • The actions of the target group are changing

  • The target group’s life situation is changing

Step seven: Impact

  • Society is changing

Every company can assess which stage it is currently at and then act accordingly. The goal: products that make a long-term contribution to the solution – and are not part of the problem.

From profit first to impact first: What is an impact business?

Impact businesses are business models that are geared towards the long term and have a positive impact on the economy, society and the environment. Instead of maximizing profit (profit first), such companies are designed to have a positive impact (impact first).

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations serve as target orientation. They cover a wide range of areas:

  1. No poverty

  2. No hunger

  3. Health

  4. Education

  5. Gender equality

  6. Clean water and sanitation

  7. Affordable and clean energy

  8. Decent work and economic growth

  9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure

  10. Fewer inequalities

  11. Sustainable cities and communities

  12. Sustainable consumption and production

  13. Climate protection

  14. Life under water

  15. Life on land

  16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

  17. Partnerships

The features of the Impact Business design 

Impact Business Design is characterized by five properties, all of which reinforce each other:

  • Future viability: It ensures further development from the future and involves all relevant stakeholders in the development and implementation.

  • Leverage effect: It accelerates the shift towards an endowment capability that responsibly shapes your organization’s impact on the ecosphere.

  • Empowerment: It motivates people for transformation and inspires them for an Impact First corporate culture.

  • Adaptivity: It offers individually usable modules that can be flexibly adapted to the maturity level or awareness of your organization.

  • Circularity: It enables you and your company to think, feel and act systemically and holistically.

The phases of the impact business design 

Impact Business Design is a systemic-integral organizational model in 13 steps and consists of three superordinate phases:

  1. Transparency: Why and why is change needed? What should the scope of the change be? Drive patterns and motives of an organization are worked out.

  2. Transcendence: The step into the unknown, measures are taken, prioritized and implemented.

  3. Immanence: The new standard is consolidated, processes are automated. The result: more efficiency immediately.

Before and after this, there is also check-in and check-out.

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triangility x Stephan Grabmeier: The Impact Business Design Workshop

In our joint workshop with Stephan Grabmeier, you can benefit from the holistic approach of our trainers. You will learn methods and tools for immediate implementation that will change the way your company thinks and acts in the long term.

Book your free initial consultation now!

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Start your strategically sustainable organizational development with Impact Design.

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