We Future-Proof Businesses

We empower thought leaders and decision-makers across industries to consistently implement their strategies and future transformations. With excellence in corporate management, HR, sales, technology, digital innovation, and compliance, we guide companies through change: safely, precisely, and sustainably, with measurable impact on their business success. We are not afraid to venture into unknown territories and overcome adverse circumstances.

We make publicly traded conglomerates, large corporations, as well as owner-managed and public companies future-proof and let their success speak for itself. On this page, you will find a selection of our clients and their testimonials, exciting case studies, and deep insights into our cross-industry work as a management consultancy.

4C Whitepaper: Artificial Intelligence (AI) for HR

How Artificial Intelligence is shaping the future of human resources and is already being implemented in leading companies today - explore exciting use cases in action.

4C Whitepaper: Demographic Shift

Learn more about the framework of demographic change and its implications for you as a decision maker.

4C E-Booklet: Intercultural Readiness Quick Check

Consistently increasing cultural diversity is a key response to demographic change and the basis of the mission of the cooperation between socialbee and the 4C GROUP. 
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...our work: Explore our extensive range of competence brochures and case studies, e-booklets, and other publications.

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4C Study 2023: "Success Factors of Innovation Labs"

Initial observations and research from "lab practice" show that there are significant differences in key practices between innovation labs/digital hubs & co. The aim of the study was to work out which factors lead to increased chances of success in innovation labs.

Thank you for understanding that we can currently only offer our studies in german. For more information feel free to contact us directly.

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4C Study: The CDO Role in Transition

The role of the Chief Digital Officer is being debated across various industries in line with advancing digitalization. We have inquired further.

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4C Study 2024: Patient Portal

Find out in our study how the Hospital Future Act (KHZG) is driving digitalization in the healthcare sector.

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4C Study 2023: "Effective Governance of IT/OT Convergence"

The main focus of convergence to date has been on IT security. We shed light on other aspects of governance for successful convergence.

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4C Study 2023: "Contribution and Success Factors of Sustainable IT"

Sustainability or CSR in IT is a new management challenge. But how do CIOs and IT sustainability managers benefit from CSR practices?

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4C Study 2022/2023: "Leadership styles of successful CIOs"

Leadership is a daily exercise practiced with consistency. We focus on identifying the leadership styles of successful CIOs.

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4C Whitepaper: Artificial Intelligence (AI) for HR

How Artificial Intelligence is shaping the future of human resources and is already being implemented in leading companies today - explore exciting use cases in action.

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4C Whitepaper: Transformation of Business Applications
Find out how to master the challenges of transforming business-critical applications. Read now!
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4C Whitepaper: "Digital Finance"

Download our Whitepaper to learn how digitalization is driving the transformation of financial processes and roles, making strategic realignment and data-driven decision-making essential.

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4C Whitepaper: Demographic Shift

Learn more about the framework of demographic change and its implications for you as a decision maker.

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4C Whitepaper: Self-Check to HCM Readiness

Download the HCM Readiness Self-Check now!

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4C Whitepaper: Project Portfolio Management

Implementation of corporate goals through active management of the project portfolio: Find out more about our project portfolio management concept and solutions.

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4C Case Study: The Digital Transformation through innovative Services

An insight into the digitization of a German retail bank involves the development and implementation of a Personal Finance Management application as well as the definition and anchoring of the business model.

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4C Case Study: Agile Product Development

The Lean Service Creation approach to developing digital product ideas for a Pure Digital Player in the financial services industry - with structured creativity to innovative services.

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4C Case Study: Lean Planning - Consider Preconditions

Successful implementation of a worldwide lean planning

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4C Use Case Grohe: Group Consolidation

The automation and harmonization of complex processes and structures for efficient corporate reporting are facilitated through the transition to IFRS up to the integration of J-GAAP.

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4C Use Case: Digital Business Model Development

An evolved, intelligent business model integrating existing products with new services.

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4C Use Case: Digital Roadmap

Creation of a prioritized roadmap and decision template for project packages.

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Publication: "Making the Human Factor visible"

Infineon Technologies AG was one of the first companies in the world to undergo the worldwide to undergo the ISO certification "Human Capital Reporting".

Publication in Personalmagazin 11/2022

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Publication: 4C Code of Conduct

Download our "4C Code of Conduct" and discover how we go beyond standard practices to bring exceptional values to life in our collaborations with customers, employees, and partners. Our commitment to environmental and social responsibility highlights our pursuit of excellence and integrity.

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Publication: "What makes German CIOs successful"
Discover in our publication "What Makes German CIOs Successful" how leadership skills triumph over technical and economic expertise, and what aspects of the role particularly motivate German IT chiefs. Learn where these leaders see their greatest successes.

Article is published in CIO Magazine in 2021

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Publication: "Agilität ist keine Wunderwaffe"

Discover in our publication why agile initiatives fail and how to successfully transform into a flexible IT organization. Learn about delivering customer-centric IT services and the essential roles and structures required.

Article was published in CIO Magazine 2020

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Publication: "Basic Compensation beyond the Tariff - Structure and Dynamics"

Basic compensation is often the largest cost item, but its development is not effectively controlled.

Publication in FAZ Personaljournal 5/2019

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Publication: "Key Metrics in HR - Human Capital Reporting"

First guideline for human capital reporting published: ISO 30414

Publication in HR Performance 2/2019

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4C E-Booklet: Open insurance - How insurance companies use digital ecosystems

Insurance and digital ecosystems: How to make your service offerings suitable for digital ecosystems and what factors to consider during implementation. The 4C GROUP assists you in this process.

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4C E-Booklet: Diversity, a real lever for top performance in a volatile world!

Discover in our e-booklet how diversity can act as a real lever for top performance in a volatile world. Learn to understand diversity as a business case and successfully integrate it into your HR work using an effective framework.

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4C E-Booklet: Compliance Efficiency

Introduction and overview of "Compliance Efficiency" and Regulatory Technology.

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4C E-Booklet: agile transformation

The benefits of an agile approach are supported by an innovation culture and a cross-functional organizational structure, both in project setup and application areas.

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4C E-Booklet: PSD2 - What the IT of Third Party Providers needs to consider when providing PSD2 services

Necessary considerations for implementing PSD2 services and defining service-related as well as overarching IT requirements.

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4C E-Booklet: Workforce Management & Analytics

This e-booklet shows the strategic significance of Workforce Management and Analytics, highlights trends and benefits, and provides practical project examples.

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4C Study 2023: "Success Factors of Innovation Labs"

Initial observations and research from "lab practice" show that there are significant differences in key practices between innovation labs/digital hubs & co. The aim of the study was to work out which factors lead to increased chances of success in innovation labs.

Thank you for understanding that we can currently only offer our studies in german. For more information feel free to contact us directly.

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4C Study: The CDO Role in Transition

The role of the Chief Digital Officer is being debated across various industries in line with advancing digitalization. We have inquired further.

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4C Study 2024: Patient Portal

Find out in our study how the Hospital Future Act (KHZG) is driving digitalization in the healthcare sector.

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4C Whitepaper: Artificial Intelligence (AI) for HR

How Artificial Intelligence is shaping the future of human resources and is already being implemented in leading companies today - explore exciting use cases in action.

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4C Whitepaper: Transformation of Business Applications
Find out how to master the challenges of transforming business-critical applications. Read now!
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4C Whitepaper: "Digital Finance"

Download our Whitepaper to learn how digitalization is driving the transformation of financial processes and roles, making strategic realignment and data-driven decision-making essential.

Our Customers

Our Success Stories

Discover how leading companies have achieved transformative success through our tailored consulting services. Here, we showcase selected use cases that demonstrate how we have assisted executives in overcoming their strategic and operational challenges.

What our Customers Say

"4C GROUP and the digital business team around Felix Hesse supported us in developing new growth areas in the shortest possible time and preparing them "investor-friendly". What I really appreciate about the collaboration is their intuition for new technologies and trends as well as the derivation of customer-centric use cases, paired with pragmatic implementation competence - which is especially crucial for us as a startup. In addition, 4C acts as a strategic partner for us in the expansion of the API platform. Here we benefit greatly from their innovative character and implementation excellence in the corporate environment."

Werner Kräutlein, CEO and founder WechselGott GmbH

"The 4C GROUP pursues a consulting approach that is rarely found today. The combination of professional know-how, procedural expertise and technical competence offers considerable added value, especially in performance management. Concept and implementation go hand in hand and you get not only a presentation of options, but real consulting based on individual requirements".

Oliver Braun, Head of Corporate Development, BHS Corrugated

"My first experience with the 4C GROUP was in 2014 in the context of the 'NextGeneration HR' reorganisation. Dr. Mauterer impressed me very much with his relevant wealth of experience, professional competence, methodology and personal commitment at that time. On the basis of this positive experience, I recruited Dr. Mauterer to work in the DIN standards committee 'Human Resources Management', where he is still an internationally sought-after expert and partner at DIN/ISO level with a current focus on 'Human Capital Reporting' (ISO30414). Dr. Mauterer has played a major role in shaping the core elements of this standard and has syndicated them in international committees."

Hilger Pothmann, Berlin Personalleiter und Mitglied der Regionalen Geschäftsleitungen (Nord und Ost) at Deutsche Bank AG

"4C GROUP and the digital business team around Felix Hesse supported us in developing new growth areas in the shortest possible time and preparing them "investor-friendly". What I really appreciate about the collaboration is their intuition for new technologies and trends as well as the derivation of customer-centric use cases, paired with pragmatic implementation competence - which is especially crucial for us as a startup. In addition, 4C acts as a strategic partner for us in the expansion of the API platform. Here we benefit greatly from their innovative character and implementation excellence in the corporate environment."

Werner Kräutlein, CEO and founder WechselGott GmbH

"It is difficult to agree on uniform occupancy and treatment processes across all types of service. With the support of the 4C GROUP, we have managed to fundamentally reorient the cross-disciplinary and cross-functional cooperation throughout the entire hospital towards the patient."

Dr. Gunther Essinger, Director, zfp - Klinikum Nordschwarzwald

Echte Impulse

Dive into our in-depth analyses and discussions on current trends and challenges in business management. Our blog offers executives valuable insights and practical tips to successfully navigate the dynamics in their industries and effectively steer their companies. Continue reading for innovative solutions and inspiring success stories.

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4C Magazine

Insights. Opportunities. Visions. Our Magazine: Your Compass for Management Excellence in Change-from Current Trends to Sustainable Growth.

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Our Video Library

Explore a selection of videos on our services, current topics, and exciting project insights here. Discover our video library, offering practical insights and proven strategies from leading experts. Each video is designed to inspire you with innovative solutions and approaches to drive your company's transformation.

Let our experts guide you on your journey to excellence!

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ESG Compliance

.. and how it can improve our world.
In today's corporate landscape, ESG compliance occupies a key role. In light of the "European Green Deal," both corporations and financial service providers are confronted with the challenge of fulfilling extensive regulatory requirements in the realms of environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG).

Given the continuously evolving legislation and the imperative to implement flexible solutions, adherence to ESG standards is not merely a legal obligation but also a strategically significant tool for successful sustainable corporate development.

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Sales of Tomorrow

Looking to the future, sales is also significantly characterised by topics such as demographic change, New Work and ESG. CSOs are faced with the challenge of combining traditional methods with sustainable and flexible approaches. In a world with limited willingness to travel and a focus on sustainability, the reorganisation of sales strategies is becoming crucial.

The question is: How can CSOs utilise the opportunities presented by this change to create a future-oriented sales culture?

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4C Study 2021: "Key factors of successful CIOs"

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We would like to point out that this website only offers a limited insight into our services. Our expertise and range of services cannot be fully represented on this platform. For individual advice and to address your specific concerns in the best possible way, we cordially invite you to contact us directly so that we can offer you tailor-made solutions.

Thank you for your trust. We look forward to hearing from you.

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