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Cultural Inbreed in Business

I have to out myself: I’m a big fan of English football. Not the one we saw during the Euro2012. No, the fast and furious kick and rush full of passion and completely focused on scoring every time a competitor shows a sign of weakness. And regularly British clubs win the Champion League and prove […]

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When the whole is less than the sum of its parts

Top scorers Huntelaar and van Persie are going home, the Dortmunder Polish trio (who is part of this year’s Bundesliga champion) weren’t able to get their national team into the next round, Podolski never managed to position himself in the Bayern München team, the list of unlucky players is long. And it shows again that […]

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Promoting a better practice of standards

One third of all football goals are scored after standard situations. Some teams have even shown that it is possible to score one out of seven corners. With an average of almost 10 corners per game, we could have seen more goals. But most trainers, as Germany’s coach Joachim Löw, don’t put much effort in […]

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The End of Change Management

Classically Change Management is perceived as the art of helping employees to accept and embrace (strategic) changes to their business environment. HR and Communication were the usual owners of any transformation project, but looking back at the last few years I guess that not only should the scope be widened to enclose managers and leaders […]

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Standardization Across Cultures

Karin Stumpf held a keynote at the International Change Management Conference in Madrid. The topic of her speech was standardization across cultures. Download the pdf of the Webinar  

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