Stucki over the years
In 1984 Robert Stucki founded the company “Stucki Leadership & Team Development”. From the very beginning, the concept of activity-oriented learning was central to everything the company did. This made Stucki a pioneer in training leaders in Switzerland because the activity-oriented approach was virtually unknown at the time in Europe.
Corporate leaders in the 1980s were faced with different challenges from those faced now. People with a military background were often appointed to lead a company. In spite of the fact that many of these leaders had been high-ranking officers, many of them lacked certain social skills. With the fall of the Eastern block, a military career became less attractive for potential managers. Management training became popular and gave leaders the feeling they were part of the elite; although this did not equip them with experience of life or experience in managing others.
Stucki came up at just the right time: With the approach of activity-oriented learning, we had a pragmatic model on offer which set itself apart both from a purely military training and from the emerging interest in esoterics and theoretical management training.
In the 1990s, globalization trends began to be palpable at management level. Companies started to merge across industries and countries, even in Switzerland. One of the many challenges we faced at this time was to sensitize seminar participants on how to lead multicultural teams.
We were convinced back then, as we are now, that it is necessary to be credible and practice-oriented, we faced up to the challenges of multicultural working. We founded branches in several European countries, in the Middle East and in Latin America. At the same time, we embarked on a collaboration with the competency center Sino-Swiss at the University of St. Gallen, and trained Chinese leaders in Switzerland and in China.
The turn of the millennium
After the turn of the millennium, leaders had to learn to deal with the flow of information and the pressure of being available at all times due to new electronic communication media. Since then Stucki has focused even more on the principle of “deceleration” for the development of leaders to create room for development and learning processes.
To promote the exchange between the generations, also within teams, we deliberately hired employees of all ages. We also introduced flexible working time models and sabbaticals for long-term employees and started to train our trainers at our customers’ locations.
Today, Stucki is an experienced company with a tried and tested method that is constantly being developed further: the Stucki method. Thanks to our vision, our methodical approach and our adaptability we have grown continuously. Activity-oriented learning can easily be transferred to the constantly new demands for leaders and is thus still the most effective and sustainable form of leadership training. Today, Stucki is a global player with branches in Central America, the Middle East and in several European countries. At Stucki we unite knowledge from several generations, parts of the world, companies and cultures.