Elisabeth is a musician and a passionate entrepreneur. For a long time she has been researching how artists think and act and now creates new possibilities to transfer her findings into the innovation management of organisations. She was founder of an agency, Schwarz+Weiss, which she managed for 8 years. For Zalando SE in Berlin, she built up the field of New Work and established a modular office system that will be able to respond to the needs of over 6,500 employees from various disciplines in a scalable way. As a long-time coach at the School of Design Thinking at HPI Postdam, she guided international student teams and members of various companies through transformation and product development processes. Elisabeth speaks five languages and, thanks to her interdisciplinary and international orientation, she is able to quickly grasp a wide variety of contexts and to develop them in a fun and at the same time concentrated way.

Elisabeth Helldorff

New Work Consultant

#Artistic Thinking #Innovation #Design Thinking

Elisabeth is a musician and a passionate entrepreneur. For a long time she has been researching how artists think and act and now creates new possibilities to transfer her findings into the innovation management of organisations. She was founder of an agency, Schwarz+Weiss, which she managed for 8 years. For Zalando SE in Berlin, she built up the field of New Work and established a modular office system that will be able to respond to the needs of over 6,500 employees from various disciplines in a scalable way. As a long-time coach at the School of Design Thinking at HPI Postdam, she guided international student teams and members of various companies through transformation and product development processes. Elisabeth speaks five languages and, thanks to her interdisciplinary and international orientation, she is able to quickly grasp a wide variety of contexts and to develop them in a fun and at the same time concentrated way.

Two truths, one lie

Elisabeth went to a circus school as a child

Elisabeth plays the trumpet like a champ

Elisabeth is addicted to mozzarella, whereby the quality is not decisive, but the consistency

Focus Areas

  • New Work
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Art and Design 
  • Cultural Transformation

Keynotes

  • “Innovative spatial Concepts for Creative Work”
  • “Future of Work in Times of Growth”
  • “Artistic Interventions in Innovation Management”
  • “Improvisation: About Start-Ups and Artists in Berlin”

Projects

  • Development of remote work programs in times of Covid-19
  • Strategic support of New Work Programs
  • Development of a Digital Application to implement technical, cultural and physical demands on the workplace of the future @Zalando SE