Construction in Frankfurt: A case for power-conscious men

space questions are questions of Power. For the adoption of Michael Simon, Director of the office of Building and real estate of the city of Frankfurt mayor Pet

Construction in Frankfurt: A case for power-conscious men

space questions are questions of Power. For the adoption of Michael Simon, Director of the office of Building and real estate of the city of Frankfurt mayor Peter Feldmann Friday invited in the big hall of the St. Paul's Church. An unusual choice of venue, otherwise elected for such occasions in a more intimate context.

Matthias Alexander

editor in the features section.

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The Frankfurt CDU is also a provocation sensed by the social democratic city leader, the one by a black-red-green coalition, and especially by their reluctance is connected. Because Simon had been hate from the CDU-building Department Jan Schneider after only two and a half years in office, one in the recent history of the city is quite unique to the process. The man, the CDU-Schneider chasing from the yard, rolled out the SPD-Feldmann, therefore, to the parting of the red carpet.

No slavish obedience

The Lord mayor was enjoying his revenge cold: To indicated the beginning of his speech in front of about fifty listeners in the broad light Around the St. Paul's Church, he still cautioned that because of the Corona-distance rules no other room for the ceremony in question had come. To sing as a Supreme Lord, a song of praise to the competent municipal administration, crowned by the sentence, that it should be in Frankfurt, "cadaver obedience, and military lines". That was a top against the absent building Department Schneider, the Feldmann implicitly introduced a ossified notion of leadership. Relish Feldmann added that Simon is listening to his party, but a Conservative who vouched for his Beliefs.

Now, the reasons for the disagreement of the head of Department with the once fetched heads are already out of work for legal reasons is not open, but it has spoken in the hall around, as hard as the two power-conscious men a number of times wrestled. It even came to a scene in which Director Simon staff has asked whether they were now on his side or on that cutter. If this story should not be true, it fits well to the Reports on the leadership style of Simon that are in circulation. It is suitable in any case to legitimize the decision-cutter for the expulsion of Simon.

giant authority

at Least at first glance. On the second, things are more complicated. The office of Building and real estate, stands for the enormous challenges faced by municipal administrations, not only in Frankfurt to see. Did the giant authority, with almost seven hundred employees from a merger of the property office, building Department and Parts of the Supervisory school authority. It should serve the needs of all urban real estate from planning and construction to maintenance. In a growing city is a Herculean task, just think of the many schools that are new to build. The responsibility is even greater, with a view to the role-model function for the General building culture.

Who wants to tackle such a Job successfully, you must almost be a genius: able to reform entrenched administrative processes, to follow the intrinsic logic of the Client in the policy and to comply with increasingly complex building regulations. As it is with geniuses, so you are firstly rare, and secondly you can earn in the private sector, significantly more than in the public service, and thirdly, there is a lack of them, almost never in self-awareness.

Updated Date: 04 July 2020, 21:20

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