UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
“I am honoured to have participated in such a worthwhile meeting in Berlin, which brought together leaders from civil society, academia, politics, media and other sectors to address our global challenges. I would like to thank the organizers, and especially His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal, for hosting this thought provoking meeting and encouraging global dialogue. Personally and as a representative of the United Nations, I strongly believe in the ideals of the Global Marshall Plan and hope that the action plan will be aligned to the global UN priorities and principles so that our efforts mutually reinforce each other. In this regard, I am pleased that meeting the Millennium Development Goals, promoting sustainable development, and protecting the environment are central tenants in this effort. For global governance to be effective, it should be approached through participatory mechanisms that facilitate the contribution by world citizens of all levels and age, and I am pleased that the Global Marshall Plan initiative has endorsed such a multi-stakeholder approach. Youth should be an integral part of the global discussion leading to an action plan, since they will be called upon to implement such a plan.”
Euler Hermes credit insurance
"On behalf of the board and members of the executive of the Euler Hermes Kreditversicherungs-AG, I would like to thank you and your team for designing and accompanying our online workshop with nextmoderator in Bad Segeberg on the 17th and 18th of June, 2005. This - to us entirely new - brainstorming method was positively received by the participants and created the desired dynamics and creativity."
Dr. Ulrich Hackmack
Board of directors of the Bremer Daily newspaper AG
"Within the framework of an internal development process, we deployed the moderation tool nextmoderator in a workshop with over 100 participants. I was extremely impressed by the way nextmoderator produced such tangible results in so short a time with such a large group. The open networking encouraged the participants to tackle the issues intensively and to committedly involve themselves with ideas and opinions. The efficiency and candour of nextmoderator is unique."
Chairman of the Management Board, EON Sales & Trading GmbH, Munich
"I would like to sincerely thank you again for your contribution to the success of our organisation's 'Annual Sales Conference'. Thanks to the nextmoderator tool, the workshop assignments were structured effectively. We are impressed by the extensive results, and feel confirmed in our decision for a framework of open discussion"
Global Marshall Plan USA
"After a 27-hour return to California and 12 hours of sleep, I am beginning to readjust after the incredible conference we all attended in Berlin. It stretched me in many ways, changing my life in the long-term. The activities you designed for us on Wednesday afternoon were especially challenging--much like the task we have undertaken!”
head of the Central Information Department, ThyssenKrupp Services AG
"It is becoming more and more important to involve company employees in the development of ideas and opinion-forming processes at an early stage. All too often, this fails because of the process itself, which is often felt to be too time consuming and, possibly, not targeted enough. This is where nextmoderator from nextpractice opens up totally new possibilities. We deployed the technique and method in completely different events and were repeatedly surprised by the amount of commitment and potential for ideas that can be rapidly released and converted into a tangible catalogue of measures and projects, irrespective of the number of participants, which can be up to several hundred. Simply recommendable!"
General manager of the IHK Bremerhaven
"I find this method in equal measure groundbreaking and ingenious. First of all, it achieves expressive results by the use of specific aggregates based on common denominators. It also ultimately forces individuals to bring themselves to make decisions and take stands without just stopping there, but equally think about how to put life into them. It's not possible to say: Now we've clearly analysed it we can all lie down again. The method builds up enormous pressure to also specifically search for problem solutions."
managing director of Bremen Marketing GmbH
"Downright splendid. An amazing method of involving people in discussions who, in part, don't even know each other and of obtaining fast results from them all. This method prevents the all-too-common situation in which 90% of the plenum from doze off while 10% take part in the discussion, very often the 10% to whom one does not necessarily want to listen, and so the number of dropouts increases. This type of procedure is really great, I have never experienced anything like it before. Something happens in the mind and you then realize that it really works. Thus the method is already part of the journey."
Senator for Building, Environment and Transport in Bremen, Germany
"I've taken part in many events which can only be called palaver shops, this was the exact opposite. Everyone concentrated on the work, held motivating discussions in work groups and entered the best ideas into the laptops. The feedback could be readily followed. For us politicians especially, this is virgin soil, normally our ideas are only evaluated every four years."
Plant Manager DaimlerChrysler AG in Wörth
"Target-oriented, entertaining, interesting and technically excellent."
Head of Human Resources and Development, Bremer Landesbank
"An extremely practice-oriented method that effectively involves the participants in the processes."
The Wall Street Journal
"An excellent way of concentrating on the strategic issues."
Dr. Lothar Bösch
Managing Director Altana Pharma Deutschland GmbH
"The Business Unit Germany was turned into one great BUD-brain using more than 80 Laptop-computers. BUD employees created more than 600 ideas which were also assessed by all participants. The brainstorming with the Kruse team produced viable and significant results that will definitely be further pursued."