Addressing Changes in CSR Awareness

DESCRIPTION The public opinion on how a manufacturing company (or any company for that matter) should be operated is increasingly making demands based on climate, Covid-19, CSR, increased globalization, change in energy sources, the UN 17 goals for sustainability, and more. Hence, there is a need to look profoundly at how the company should look […]

Investing In Startup Companies – for Corporates

DESCRIPTION Investing in startup and early-stage companies as a chosen strategy to quickly and/or alternatively get new products or services or to launch R&D projects, without setting up an internal team might be some of the arguments for looking at these companies for investment. However, it is not without challenges to investing in startup companies, […]

M&A – Acquisitions

DESCRIPTION This topic is about navigating through obstacles, and in the end, having a successful acquisition that improves total company performance. It isn’t necessarily easy being in a situation where the purchase of a supplementing company may be an answer, as a way to either create growth, access new markets or customers, add to the […]

Disruption – Prepare and Make

DESCRIPTION In recent years different industries have experienced some cataclysmic changes with newcomers completely altering how the market is being addressed and the role of the stakeholders in the industry. There are more and more examples of this “disruptive” behavior – just to mention a few (in)famous examples: Airbnb on hotels and accommodations, Netflix on […]

Digitalization – Prepare and Make

DESCRIPTION In recent years different industries have experienced some cataclysmic changes with newcomers completely altering how the market is being addressed and the role of the stakeholders in the industry. In order to meet this potential and current change in market behavior, most companies must face a profound change in business processes and a market […]

Digitalization – as a Supplier

DESCRIPTION Being a supplier of tools and/or services that is a part of the current digital transformation that society and most industries are experiencing, challenges how you as a company must act and think, in order to deliver the “right” hardware or service. This workshop is about giving a better insight and understanding on how, […]

Compliance

DESCRIPTION Meeting the requirements of regulatory agencies is no small task, particularly within the pharmaceutical, agricultural, financial, and utility-based industries. Ultimately, there is a tradeoff in the actions taken in regards to regulatory agencies: either be highly compliant, leading to great inefficiencies in operation or be less compliant and risk not only violating regulations but […]

Board vs Management

DESCRIPTION The role of the company board has been challenged in the last decade as it has become ever more apparent that the passive board with little or no interest in company performance, is problematic for the company at all levels (legal, professional, and strategic). Derived from this supposedly new role of the board is […]

Performance Management and Incentives

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DESCRIPTION As part of securing the company’s values and/or strategy for (foreign) subsidiaries, the company has a performance management program that is partly tied to stocks and wages, but also other motivational aspects. Unfortunately, these programs do not fully work as intended, as one or more management groups in the subsidiaries act to optimize personal […]

Russia & Eastern Europe

The Kremlin, Moscow

DESCRIPTION Russia’s long period of sturdy growth came to an end around 2009. However, today the question is if Russia is worthwhile or if this is just too complicated. Over-regulation, political circumstances, deteriorating infrastructure, bureaucracy, high level of illegal trade, widespread corruption, and bad relations to other countries (particularly Western) are inhibiting the Russian market. […]