We counsel all around the legal, fiscal and social aspects of CREWING internationally and draft all relevant Agreements and Forms.
At first glance, the organizational structure on board a superyacht follows a strong hierarchy based on a military model. Precise work assignments and lines of authority are defined and strictly followed. This hierarchy is followed on the vast majority of yachts. On smaller yachts, crew responsibilities and positions are often combined in personnel unions.
On yachts there are four departments with a clear organizational structure:
At second glance, the successful crewing of a yacht is a highly sensitive and complex undertaking in which many humanly sensitive relationships in a confined space with many, often different cultures play a role and the "whole" must ultimately function in interaction and often under pressure and risk. The following control loops must be brought into harmony:
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We have taken an excellent potential analysis tool as a basis and applied it innovatively to the yacht crew world. YCPO was developed as a combination of the consistent use of the findings of modern work psychology with the leadership model of the Harvard Business School and is the analysis basis for efficient and highly effective personnel development.
The scientific basis of the method was developed at the Max Planck Institute by Dr. Strasser under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Brengelmann. In a development phase lasting several years, an overall system was created which was tested in a scientific study by Prof. Dr. Bo Ekehammar, University of Stockholm. Known and latent potentials slumber in every employee. But practice shows that many of these potentials are never uncovered or even buried through ignorance or wrong leadership. With YCPO, existing and missing potentials are uncovered and purposefully built up or rebuilt. But only where it is necessary! As a potential measurement procedure, YCPO not only uncovers the naturally existing skills, but is also a development procedure for managers, teams and employees on board.
Surely a flight simulator tells you something. There, a pilot is confronted with a plethora of situations that he has to cope with. How he copes with them leads to an evaluation of his abilities and potentials with hints for improvement and further training. YCPO works in a similar way, only with situations from the working world in general or on board and in addition quite simply on any PC or notebook by means of a TAN access. On board, in the home office or wherever.
There is potential slumbering in every employee. But practice shows that many of these potentials are never uncovered or are even buried through ignorance or wrong leadership. The other side: missing potentials. Often these are not even recognised, although they are frequently the cause of performance deficits.
For managers, we analyse leader qualities and potentials and provide pointers for improvement and further development:
Goals and benefits:
In recruiting, for example, we can compare the potentials of several managers/captains and provide a selection guide:
For all crew members, we analyse the social competence as the basis of their interaction in the team, with superiors as well as owners and guests:
We will then be happy to make you an offer - either for your own personal YCPO test or for the crew or specific positions in it.
Each test candidate will then receive an individual TAN with which they can register via this
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You can then choose from many languages - we suggest here for international yacht use to complete YCPO in ENGLISH.
After completion you will receive a detailed assessment: Personal evaluation for the participant, certificate of strengths and coaching and development plan. Serves as a basis for individual feedback and development discussions.