THE INFLUENCE OF ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE ON BUSINESS
Geert Hofstede Seminar
Is there a relationship between culture and business performance or is culture seen as a nuisance? The conference will aim at enabling participants to actively apply cultural concepts from a management perspective, as a tool of management.
The highlight of the conference is a Key Note speech by one of the world´s pioneers in the study of national and organizational cultures, Professor Geert Hofstede whose books and ideas are used worldwide.
Four world-class speakers, combining over 120 years of experience in international management, will take their audiences along their experiences in how to use culture from a management perspective, and the impact it can have on the bottom line results of an organization.
The conference will be held in English and is planned for senior corporate management and HR professionals.
Time: Wednesday 6 June 2012 08.00 - 13.00.
The Participation fee for HENRY members is 200 € + VAT 23% and for non-members 300 € + VAT 23%. The fee includes the materials, morning coffee, lunch and bus transportation.
Bus transport from Helsinki Centre (the platform in front of the Contemporary Art Museum Kiasma) to the conference centre (arrival at 08.00)
Registration and coffee
Opening of the conference
- Kenneth Söderholm, President of HENRY Ltd
- Martina Pulver, moderator
Key Note: “Culture and its Impact on management”, professor (emer.) Geert Hofstede
Culture and Change: Creating a Culture of Continuous Change Adaptation, Sjaak Pappe
Culture and Merger and Acquisitions: Urban Legend Busted; Mergers fail because of cultural Differences, Bob Waisfisz
Culture and Profitability: Changing your Culture affects your Bottom-line, Matti Kyytsönen
Culture and Strategy: Culture eats Strategy for Breakfast, Fernando Lanzer
Summing up the results of the parallel sessions: moderator Martina Pulver
Bus transport back to Helsinki Centre
Fernando Lanzer Pereira de Souza has been an HR executive for over 28 years, being involved in designing and leading O.D. interventions. Fernando has played many different roles within ABN AMRO Bank, in Latin America (Head of HR) and in Amsterdam (as Group Head of Leadership Development and Learning). He has acted most of the time as a change agent, integrating multinational acquisitions of smaller banks into the ABN AMRO organization, and managing the development of ABN AMRO's "Top 200" global leaders.
Matti Kyytsönen is a former CEO of ISS Finland (1992-2006). Currently a consultant at Silverback Consulting and Compass Management, Matti focuses on coaching several CEOs and boards as to create and implement strategies. Matti is an active boardmember of various Finnish companies (Eltel, KP Tekno, Esperi Care, Lindström Invest, Center-Inn). During his time at ISS, Matti supervised operations in Russia and the Baltic States and completed more than 100 mergers and acquisitions.
Sjaak Pappe is an organisational and management sociologist who worked for over 25 years in multinational companies, starting his career as personnel manager in various Dutch companies, before heading the HR organization of texaco Benelux and later being a leader of global project teams, responsible for business (process) improvement projects around the world. Prior to joining Itim International in 1999 he was Director of Personel & Organisation at Boots' International Retail Division, responsible for human resourcing of Greenfield operations in diferent countries.
Bob Waisfisz, is an economist who has worked for the United Nations and for industry. Being an international cultural management consultant Bob has worked in areas such as crisis management, development aid evaluations, inspections and change management in over 90 countries.
Bob founded the Itim International network in 1985, together with Geert Hofstede.
Martina Pulver is an intercultural facilitator and management coach for transformation events & change projects. She is based in Paris/France and Mannheim/Germany since 2002.