Our "ID Workshop Space" is the leatherman among seminar rooms: A flexible and multifunctional new work space, designed for agile methods, design thinking, living innovation culture and big ideas.

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.



Strong competition, a change in strategy, future technologies or ambitious goals - there are many reasons for a company to realign itself. But new conditions also require a new culture. Such a change calls for support!


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Leadership and collaboration look different in the working world of tomorrow: Agility, co-creation and digital leadership are just a few of the buzzwords. We bring ideas to life - together with you!


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Digital Transformation

Digitalization is changing the way we work and live. Seize the many opportunities of change for your organization and shape your digital future together with us!


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Is it time for creative leaps? But where does the new come from? We accompany your innovation processes and support you in rethinking the future and turning visionary ideas into reality!


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„Non of us is as smart as all of us.”

- Ken Blanchard

Lorcan CareyLorcan Carey

Lorcan Carey


Julia DohmJulia Dohm

Julia Dohm

Senior Consultant

Illona FaisstIllona Faisst

Illona Faisst

Executive Assistant

Andjelina GudeljAndjelina Gudelj

Andjelina Gudelj

Senior Consultant

Clara JansenClara Jansen

Clara Jansen

Associate Consultant

Heino NiederhausenHeino Niederhausen

Heino Niederhausen

Managing Partner

Thomas PapkeThomas Papke

Thomas Papke


Jan ReherJan Reher

Jan Reher

Managing Partner

Sebastian SchwimmbeckSebastian Schwimmbeck

Sebastian Schwimmbeck


Ynaiê Bhering SoaresYnaiê Bhering Soares

Ynaiê Bhering Soares


Expert Network

Sascha WolffSascha Wolff

Sascha Wolff

Network Partner & Senior Consultant

Jana LévJana Lév

Jana Lév

Network Partner & Senior Consultant

Cornelia MichelCornelia Michel

Cornelia Michel

Network Partner & Senior Consultant

Dr. Armin StraubDr. Armin Straub

Dr. Armin Straub

Network Partner & Senior Consultant

Ralf Schwaegler-SchallenmuellerRalf Schwaegler-Schallenmueller

Ralf Schwaegler-Schallenmueller

Network Partner & Senior Consultant

Scientific Network

Prof. Dominic SachsenmaierProf. Dominic Sachsenmaier

Prof. Dominic Sachsenmaier

Scientific Partner & China Expert

Prof. Sven VölpelProf. Sven Völpel

Prof. Sven Völpel

Scientific Partner & Age Expert


MBDX Start-ups

Beyond our consultancy role, which is represented by MBDX Organisationsentwicklung GmbH, we are constantly looking to expand our portfolio by founding innovative start-ups. MBDX Organisationsentwicklung GmbH and MBDX Start-ups are bundled under the joint roof of the MBDX Consulting Group.


MBDX Organisationsentwicklung GmbH

Franziusstraße 15
28209 Bremen

Sitz Bremen
Handelsregister Amtsgericht Bremen HRB 34970

Data protection

1. Data protection overview

General notes

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified by. For more detailed information on data protection, please refer to our privacy policy listed below this text.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. His contact details can be found in the imprint of this website.

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data is collected when you provide it to us. This can be data that you enter in a contact form, for example. Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. These are mainly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of the page call). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure that the website is provided without website errors or bugs. Other data can be used to analyze your user behavior.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right to receive information free of charge about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data at any time. You also have the right to demand the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions regarding data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. Furthermore, you have a right to appeal to the responsible supervisory authority. Furthermore, you have the right to demand under certain circumstances the restriction of the processing of your personal data. For details, please refer to the data protection declaration under “Right to limit processing”.

2. General notes and compulsory information

Data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this data protection declaration. When you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data are data with which you can be personally identified by. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how we do this and for what purpose. We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Note on the responsible body

The company responsible for data processing on this website is

MBDX Organizational Development GmbH
Franziusstraße 15
28209 Bremen

Phone: 0160 867 0206
E-Mail: contact@mbdx.de

Responsible party is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Data protection officer required by law

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

Data protection officer
In accordance with sec. 37 ff. GDPR:

Heino Niederhausen
Franziusstraße 15
28209 Bremen

Phone: 0160 867 0206
E-Mail: contact@mbdx.de

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your expreseds consent. You can revoke any consent already given at any time. For this purpose, an informal notification by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out up to the time of revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct advertising (sec. 21, GDPR)

If the data processing is carried out on the basis of section 6 paragraph 1 lit. e or f, GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation, including profiling based on these provisions. You will find the respective legal basis on which processing is based in this data protection declaration. If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling reasons for processing which are worthy of protection and which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims (objection pursuant to sec. 21 para. 1, GDPR).

If your personal data are processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such marketing, including profiling, insofar as it is connected with such direct marketing. If you object, your personal data will no longer be used for the purpose of direct marketing (objection under sec. 21 para. 2, GDPA).

Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority

In the case of infringements of the GDPR, the persons concerned have a right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, place of work or place of the suspected infringement. This right of appeal is without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.

Right to data transferability

You have the right to have data, which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract, handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent that it is technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion and correction

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to obtain information free of charge at any time about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, a right to correct, block or delete this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions regarding personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.

Right to limit data processing

You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. To do so, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. The right to restrict processing exists in the following cases:

If you dispute the correctness of your personal data stored with us, we usually need time to check this. For the duration of the review, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data. If the processing of your personal data was/is unlawful, you may request the restriction of the processing instead of the deletion. If we no longer need your personal data, but you do need it to exercise, defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to demand restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of deletion. If you have lodged an objection in accordance with sec. 21 para. 1 GDPR, a balance must be struck between your interests and ours. As long as it is not yet clear whose interests outweigh the interests of the parties concerned, you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted. If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – apart from their storage – may only be processed with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.

3. Data collection on our website

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are browser type and browser version used operating system referrer URL host name of the accessing computer time of the server inquiry IP address A combination of these data with other data sources is not made. The collection of this data is based on sec. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimization of his website – for this purpose the server log files must be recorded.

Inquiry by e-mail, telephone or fax

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your inquiry including all personal data (name, inquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We will not pass on this data without your consent. This data is processed on the basis of sec. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, provided that your inquiry is related to the fulfilment of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases the processing is based on your consent (sec. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (sec. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR), as we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of the inquiries addressed to us.

The data sent to us by you via contact requests will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to its storage or the purpose for which it was stored no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.

4. Plugins and tools

Adobe Fonts

Our website uses web fonts from Adobe for the uniform display of certain fonts. The provider is Adobe Systems Incorporated, 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110-2704, USA (Adobe). When calling up our pages, your browser loads the required fonts directly from Adobe in order to display them correctly on your end device. Your browser connects to the Adobe servers in the USA. This enables Adobe to know that our website was accessed via your IP address. According to Adobe, no cookies are stored when providing the fonts.

Adobe is certified according to the EU-US Privacy Shield. The Privacy-Shield is an agreement between the United States of America and the European Union that is designed to ensure compliance with European data protection standards. You can find more information here.

The use of Adobe fonts is required to ensure a uniform typeface on our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

For further information on Adobe Fonts, please click: here.

You can find the Adobe data protection declaration under: here.


MBDX Organisationsentwicklung GmbH

Franziusstraße 15 · 28209 Bremen · www.mbdx.de · Sitz Bremen
Managing Partners: Heino Niederhausen | Jan Reher

Commercial register: District Court Bremen HRB 34970
Tax number: 60 122 12508