We are MBDX.


Beginning 2020, we emerged from the internal organizational development unit of Mercedes-Benz. Yet we still have a lot of “energy running through our veins” and are proud of our roots.

Our strength: We have system knowledge of the corporate world and an excellent network interconnected with SMEs, consultancies and academia. As a genuine start-up, we are completely independent in terms of content and finance – that makes us agile. One could also say: We are ambidextrous.

Organizational ambidexterity describes the ability of organizations to be both efficient and flexible.



Rocky Marciano

ambidextrous boxing champion
Highest knock-out rate (87.76%) of all heavyweight world champions in the history of professional boxing.

Ambidexterity (originating from Latin ambo “both” and dextera “right hand”) means the ability to use both  hands equally well. Within the framework of organizational ambidexterity, it is intended to illustrate the importance of integrating exploitation (taking advantage of what already exists) and exploration (discovering something new).

Research¹ has shown that organizations mastering ambidexterity are more successful than those lacking this ability.


Describes the ability of companies to efficiently align themselves with current business needs. This includes an efficient process design of production as well as an effective exploitation of currently available resources to ensure the short-term survival of the company.


On the other hand, there is exploration, where companies are concerned with keeping themselves fit for the future beyond the present and being well prepared for changes in the corporate environment. It is about learning, renewing and testing new markets and technologies.

Ambidextrous competencies of decision makers ensure the company’s future success. Frameworks and methods for sharpening these competencies are therefore the essential core in our business consulting services.



¹ Raisch, S. & Birkinshaw, J. (2008).
Organizational ambidexterity: Antecedents, outcomes, and moderators.
Journal of management, 34(3), 375-409.



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Open positions:

Consultant (m/f/d) in Organizational Development (Stuttgart, Bremen or remote | starting immediately)

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