Change Strategist

Eike Wagner

Since 1999 I have been supporting individuals, teams and organizations in times of change. I conducted scientific research in Oxford and applied research in organizations.


I am frequently asked to share my experiences and provide stimuli for new ways of acting. It is a pleasure to speak about: 

# Change the Way We Change

# Leading Change

# Managing Change

# Communicating Change

# Agile Change Management

# Self-Organization

# Agile Organization

# Agile Strategy Development

# Culture Change 

# Digital Transformation

# Digital Leadership

# Agile Leadership


I join networks and found companies if it supports the realization of my purpose.

From bureaucratic organization to flexible units with       Wagner & Teams  .

Successfully handle complex transformation with 


My Purpose

"I help individuals, teams and organizations become the best version of themselves: find their purpose. realize their potential. be happy. contribute to a better world.


Any profound change can only be successful if all those involved understand the reason for the change and work in the same direction together. Purpose, direction and speed are at the core of the change canvas because they give energy and motivate the people to leave their comfort zone.


Alone, without support of colleagues, no one has ever achieved anything great. Profound change, in particular, can only be achieved by a joint effort of motivated people who cooperate constructively.


In a complex situation, a traditional change management approach cannot lead to success. When variables and interdependencies are unknown, an iterative approach with self-organized teams driven by a common purpose is the solution. I am happy to share my learnings after five years experimenting with an agile change management approach.

My Role

A change supporter needs to fulfill different roles at different times. As we are who we are, we can be good at many things but we can only be great at very few things.
My strength is to identify the barriers to, and drivers of, change and have the courage to share my view with the people who need to know - whoever they are.
I am grateful to Daryl Conner for sharpening my role in the Raise Your Game Retreat.


We cannot stop digitization and we certainly should not. But we can and should influence the development and use of digital products and services. At emergize we experiment intensively with the use of digital tools for analysis, dialogue and collaboration  because big data and digital tools need to become mainstream in change management. In order to explore the potential of digital Technologies, I visited conferences such as #SXSW in Austin and the Singularity University Global Summit in San Francisco aswell as innovate companies IDEO and universities like Stanford.

I supervised two master theses on digital transformation.

My Approach

Whatever you want to change in a human system: it probably has interdependencies to other aspects of the social system. In other words: the challenge is complex. Therefore I take complexity theory seriously.

I spent a week in the Silicon Valley and discussed the application of the Cynefin framework to the navigation of complex change with Dave Snowden. His views challenge many assumptions of mainstream and systemic approaches to change.

The one thing that I almost always do when supporting a client in a change process is the visualization of the different facets of the change with the Change canvas.


I am proud that, together with my teams, I could help these organizations and their employees with their change efforts:

Audi I adidas I Arcadis I Arcandor I Avacon I BSH I Beiersdorf I Bechem I Bundesagentur für Arbeit I Bilfinger I BKK Essanelle I BMW I Brenntag I Carl Zeiss I Cooperative Change Group I Condor I I Daimler I Daimler TSS I Deutsche BahnI Diehl Aerosystems I Danone I Dräxlmaier I Dräger I E.ON I EWE I FHDW Paderborn I Giesecke&Devrient I GreyLogix I HEV Heimwerkermärkte I Hochschule München I Hochschule Kempten I Horváth & Partners I Infineon I Insight Technology Solutions I Intervet I juris I Knorr-Bremse I Leitwerk Consulting I Münchener Hypothekenbank I OSRAM I Oerlikon I OBI I ProSiebenSat.1 I Rottal Terme I Roland Berger Strategy Consultants I Ruhr-Universität Bochum I Siemens I Schaeffler I Sony I Sky I S-Bahn Berlin I Stadtwerke München I thyssenkrupp I Telefonica I Universität Wuppertal I Vattenfall I Wirtschaftsverband für Industrieservice I


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