The “Haus vom Guten Hirten” hotel is a non-profit organization. It is part of the German province of the Schwestern vom Guten Hirten (Sisters of the Good Shepherd) and is a corporation under public law. What makes us special is our company’s appreciative management style.
The core idea is “to see people as a holistic personality and to treat them in such a way that everyone can experience their own uniqueness and their dignity, and to support them in such a way that they see their gifts and limitations as an opportunity”, as it says on page 14 of the mission statement brochure of the Order of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd.
This guiding principle was borrowed from the seven principles of the first Superior General, Sr. Maria Euphrasia Pelletier (1796–1868, canonized 1940), and developed further. Sr. Maria Euphrasia led the order according to the principles she shaped. Her management style, in turn, later became the model for the order's numerous companies and thus for our hotel business as well.
With her guiding principles, Sr. Maria Euphrasia anticipated the core idea of today's inclusive businesses. The aim of our inclusively run company is to see our employees as people in their personal and social context, to support them holistically, and to help them to help themselves. Above all, this includes strengthening their sense of responsibility and thereby integrating them into the day-to-day routine at the company.