Studies show that SMEs neither have suitable early warning systems nor are they in a position to develop suitable countermeasures in corporate crises on their own. In addition, SMEs often have special characteristics that prevent them from recognizing and reacting to corporate crises: owner-centered, patriarchal organized, underfunded – to name just a few.
Our project goal is clear:
To enable SMEs to identify and analyze early warning indicators for corporate crises and to develop individually suitable measures for crisis prevention / management.
Professionalise vocational training and other support structures and increase the effectiveness of their offers.
Increase the resilience of founders to crises by raising awareness of early warning signals.
To provide political decision-makers with up-to-date and in-depth knowledge about early crisis indicators that can be incorporated into future guidelines.
OUTPUT 1 – International Early Warning System Framework: consisting of an international study on early warning signals and systems as well as countermeasures for corporate crises in SMEs and the analysis of their specific success factors.
OUTPUT 2 – curriculum and training resources: Including a curriculum, learning objectives, lesson plans, assessment guides and access to a wide variety of original teaching content in digital format. These free resources offer trainers, coaches and consultants a complete toolkit for conveying crisis knowledge.
OUTPUT 3 – Interactive Assessment APP: Interactive APP for analyzing the crisis resilience of SMEs. The APP provides comprehensive and individual feedback and identifies possible courses of action.
OUTPUT 4 – Interactive knowledge platform: The resources named above are prepared as online training materials and made available on the interactive knowledge platform together with additional knowledge resources.