Wim van Hennekeler

‘Our decision-making is often less autonomous than we think’

‘Our decision-making is often less autonomous than we think’

Consultant Wim van Hennekeler has written a somewhat unconventional book. Foute Besluiten (‘Wrong decisions’) is not a ‘how to’ guide. It does not offer a model. Rather, the author attempts to create awareness of the patterns that underlie poor decision-making processes. “There’s nothing wrong with holding back a little from time to time.”

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The impact of the digital economy on organizations

The impact of the digital economy on organizations

In a recent survey, four hundred senior managers in Europe and the United States were asked to state how they expect their companies to fare in the digital era. What aspects of the business will experience most problems? The answer was clear: any obstacles are caused not by technology, but by people and the organizational structure. Anyone who fails to address this situation will, the respondents suggest, be left behind. What does this type of research tell us? And what action should organizations take based on the results?

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Intussen, in de Bestuurskamer…

Intussen, in de Bestuurskamer…

Het perspectief van de ondernemingsleiding. Wat moet een Raad van Bestuur doen om het verschil te maken voor de organisatie? Om meerwaarde te leveren en een mooi en succesvol bedrijf te creëren in de complexe samenleving en economie van vandaag de dag? Dat is een nog redelijk onontgonnen vraagstuk.

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Can outsourcing and innovation go together?

Can outsourcing and innovation go together?

It is often said that outsourcing contracts do little to encourage innovation. If anything, they make innovation more difficult. “We used to have time and resources for IT innovation and the development of new business models. Since we committed ourselves to an outsourcing contract, that’s no longer the case.” Such remarks seem to reflect popular opinion. It is a familiar problem for many companies.

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