Institut Im Kontext

Im Kontext was established in 2001. We specialise in organisation development consulting, social research, supervision and coaching. Our services include the design and delivery of trainings and seminars as well as mediation.

Im Kontext is led by organisation consultants Gabriele Bargehr and Sabine Steinbacher who work in close collaboration with partners from various fields of expertise, such as economics, linguistics and cultural studies, multimedia design, etc.

Our mission is to take into account the various different positions that arise in a particular situation, and to integrate and utilize them. The name – Im Kontext – says it all: our central concern is to find solutions and possibilities of change by placing problems and challenges within a specific context.

Our position is based on the traditions of systemic organisation development, critical social research as well as gender and cultural studies.

We define our objectives by taking into consideration system-theoretic concepts and structures.

Our focus lies on cooperation models, interculturality and gender and diversity democracy, both in theory and in practice.

We engage in anti-racist work in our professional and private lives, always take a firm position and act accordingly.

Thinking and acting as individuals always takes place in a societal context that is determined by aspects such as gender, age, origin, class, personal background and work experience.

We combine various levels of organisation analysis with societal and individual levels by applying our experience and knowledge in the areas of organisation development, consulting, research and teaching.

Our approach to the different tasks in these areas is interdisciplinary, process-, aim- and result-oriented.

Knowledge management and knowledge transfer are central to our work.

Im Kontext is active on a national and international level. Our most recent international cooperation took place in the framework of a European Union project with partners from Austria, Ireland and Norway. Information regarding this project is available at

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