One-stop shop human resource development
TEAM CONNEX AG • Complete solutions on an international scale
For 30 years, TEAM CONNEX AG has been providing training and consultancy services in the field of human resource development. The company supports its customers in further developing their competences in the fields of leadership as well as sales and distribution within their organisational structures. The currently most sought-after areas of training in the broader field of personality development include resilience, diversity, generation Y and gender. This selection indicates the special characteristics of TEAM CONNEX's service portfolio: the company offers a diverse range of services from a single source and, with regards to its trainers, draws on a pool of specialists for the various fields of expertise.
In particular, TEAM CONNEX supports German and international major corporations in the continuing education provision for their executive staff; however, it covers also the demands of medium-sized enterprises regarding qualified human resource development. Since many of TEAM CONNEX's customers operate on a global scale, the company has been increasingly active on an international level for the past 15 years. Today, international business accounts for more than 30 per cent of the firm's total turnover.
The customers expect their service provider TEAM CONNEX to deliver total solutions on an international scale – and they get what they are looking for. TEAM CONNEX develops bespoke solutions, which are tailored also according to the framework conditions in other countries and regions. The company's venture into Turkey likewise started with work for a major German customer with business interests on site: Daimler required adapted leadership programmes for its Turkish branch in Istanbul.
In 2007, in order to assess the market, TEAM CONNEX took part in a delegation trip to Turkey, which was organised by iMOVE. At that time, iMOVE functioned as a door opener for this promising market. During that trip, TEAM CONNEX made numerous contacts, which made it possible to gain an overview regarding the specific framework conditions of this market, to identify important stakeholders in this market and to experience the cultural characteristics of doing business in Turkey by way of immediate contact.
At the beginning of its business activities in Turkey, TEAM CONNEX struck up a partnership with the firm Foreign Market Consulting. This Istanbul-based business consultancy supports German companies in launching themselves on the Turkish market. In particular, this partner provided support in practical issues such as concluding a tenancy agreement and registration with the local chamber of commerce. In addition, TEAM CONNEX's efforts in establishing initial business contacts was supported in numerous ways by the German Chamber of Commerce Abroad (AHK) in Turkey. Other important contacts derived from participation in trade fairs on site.
To this day, the training programmes usually take place at the customers' branch premises in Istanbul. However, there is also demand for training programmes that are partly to be carried out in Germany. This reflects the increasing open-mindedness of the well-trained young Turkish workforce when it comes to making international experiences. TEAM CONNEX observes the social change in Turkey with confidence and has positive expectations regarding the further development of its business activities.
This sucess story was first published in the iMOVE publication Developing Skills for Employability with German Partners • 8 Success Stories from Turkey. The brochure was published in 2014.