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Aftermovie EMPEX-Festival 2019

The event is postponed. 

Due to the current situation we will unfortunately have to postpone this event. We will find an alternative date for the workshops as soon as the situation has calmed down. We are currently in contact with APX to see if we can offer the Keynote "Mentoring@APX" virtually and will inform you as soon as we know more. 


EMPEX = EMPloyee EXperience. (Date tbd.)

We would like to discuss individual topics with you and invite you to our network (lunch). At the Empex Factory you will have the opportunity to get involved again and shape the working world at Springer. The Factory serves as a platform to promote networking across units and to develop topics together.


9:30 Arrival & Networking
09:45 -10:00 Welcome & Introduction Workshop topics
10:00 - 11:45 Workshop time (all Workshops take place in parallel)
11:45 - 12:00 Summary/Discussion
12:00 - 12:30 Keynote: „Become an APX mentor and discover the startup ecosystem“, Tilman Kemper, Manager Venture Development, APX & Max Varnai, Manager Venture Development, APX*
12:30 Lunch & Networking open end

Meeting point: moveBOX (Axel Springer Headquarters), workshop divisions afterwards in the rooms "Schneekranich", "Early Bird", "moveBOX". All rooms are located in the foyer of the AS-Passage.

*Keynote: If you only want to attend the Keynote & Networking Lunch (no workshops in advance), please register here. 


A) Dein Gegenüber (ein)schätzen lernen. Tipps + Tricks für mehr Achtsamkeit und Verbundenheit

Viele Kollegen wünschen sich eine lösungsorientierte und wertschätzende Kommunikation in der Firma. Der Workshop soll anhand einer kleinen praktischen Übung verdeutlichen, welche Spielregeln beim Senden und Empfangen eine Rolle spielen können. Es geht um Zuhören und Verstehen genauso wie um Sehen und Erkennen; und was das Ganze mit einer visuellen, auditiven und kinästhetischen Sprache zu tun hat.


  • Frank Diering: "Manager Editorial Concepts & Trainings" bei der WELT

  • Daniel Schulmann, Workplace Consultant, Axel Springer SE


B) Hacks für mehr Diversity in Tech & Product

Nur mit Diversity schaffen wir eine Innovationskultur, die die besten und relevantesten Produkte für den Kunden hervorbringt. Wie können wir "Buddy-tum" vermeiden? Wie stellen wir sicher, dass Entscheidungen unvoreingenommen getroffen werden? Wie sorgen wir dafür, dass unsere Kultur von und für Diversity geprägt ist? Diese Fragen möchten wir gerne mit euch auf den Grund gehen​​​​​​​.


  • Jessica Mahler, Agile Lead, SPRING

  • Claudia Viehweger, CHRO, SPRING

C) New Work@Axel Springer 

Axel Springer has been dedicating itself very intensively to the digital working world for a long time. Only recently, many employees from different units again took part in an intensive workshop on the future of work. Which trends have a particular influence on change and how does this affect our cooperation? How is the working world-changing and what are our goals? The "why" and "how" were central questions, the results of which we would like to share with all interested parties in advance in the upcoming workshop at EMPEX Factory, to discuss together the utopia of our working world. What is the basis for Axel Springer in shaping our work and how can the interaction between people, space and technology act as a driver? In the workshop, the dimensions will be deepened and guidelines for a common modern working world will be defined. In the exchange of visions of the future, we want to create orientation together and find a clear answer to what the future of work means for Axel Springer. In an interactive form, we will consolidate existing content and make clear what we understand by the megatrend "New Work" and why it is important to us.



  • Barbara Kolocek, People & Culture, Axel Springer SE

  • Jasmine Werner, People & Culture, Axel Springer SE

What are the goals of EMPEX?
  • EMPEX = EMPloyee EXperience

  • Maximum participation from employees in the new work movement

  • Being transparent about the ways we work at Axel Springer (e.g. new management approach, feedback tools, “work hacks”)

  • Make the current work methods more visible

  • Employee networking


With our EMPEX platform, we want to dive deeper into the new working world and shape the change with the employees. It is all about the questions: How do we want to work in the future? What do we want to change? Which structures and which culture will make us successful in the future?

Who can participate?

The EMPEX Factory is open to all colleagues of Axel Springer Group.

Why should you be part of it?
  • Learn about the new working world and create these for your organization

  • Build your network within the Axel Springer group

  • The stage is yours: offer your expertise in sessions and enthuse others

  • Collect impulses for your work style: tools, techniques, work hacks, and much more!

  • Use your free space for creativity, relaxation, self-reflection, and expand your horizon.


Barbara Kolocek (People & Culture)