Cordula Rieger


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Résumé: Cordula Rieger began her career at Unaxis corporation (now known as OC Oerlikon) where she was responsible for internal communications for five years, including a period of management and ownership change. In 2006, she joined Enzaim, where she has since been facilitating change processes for clients in a wide range of fields. Cordula Rieger studied European Business Studies in Regensburg (Germany) and Oxford (UK), and holds an Executive Master of Science degree in Communications Management from the University of Lugano, Switzerland. She lectures at the Swiss Marketing and Advertising Institute (SAWI). Cordula Rieger is a member of the Board of Perikom, a Swiss-based association that aims to improve collaboration between the internal communications and HR functions.

Personal interests: Cordula Rieger devotes most of her free time to her two children. Friends and family are important to her. Even after many years as a German “ex-pat,” she is still discovering her adopted country of Switzerland. She is a member of the Parents’ Council in her residential community. If there were more time, she would probably travel and read more, and take up sports.

Interviews & publications:

Walk the talk. In: Handelszeitung 9/5/2013 ((German version only))
SME are facing very specific challenges, especially when it comes to their organizational culture. In this article, Cordula Rieger talks about their typical problems as well as strengths – and provides advice on developing organizational culture in an SME.

Partizipation heisst nicht «Jekami». In: HR Today 4/2012 ((German version only))
How much participation do you need, how much do you want? Lonely decisions taken by top managers are ever less accepted. But it’s not a solution either to let everybody decide on everything. We plead for a more sincere and more pragmatic approach to participation.

Macht der Masse. In: Handelszeitung 9.02.2012 ((German version only))
Models that rely on employee participation are rare. Studies show, however, that they bring measurable benefits. In this article, Cordula Rieger talks about the benefits of participatory processes and the dangers of “pseudo participation”.