De empowerment-val: waarom empowerment vaak niet volstaat

The empowerment trap: why empowerment is often not enough

Posted on 10-05-2020

Empowerment without enabling is an empty promise

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Zelfsturing: voor elke organisatie?

Self-managing teams: OK for all?

Posted on 02-08-2018

Examples of transformation through self-managing teams from four companies (Semco, Morning Star, Nucor, Haier) and what lessons we can learn from them.

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Durven loslaten om te transformeren.

Transformation requires daring to let go.

Posted on 03-06-2018

How visionary CEO Zhang Ruimin transformed refrigerator manufacturer Haier into a self-managing and innovative role model.

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Medewerkers = eigenaar-operators.

Employees = owner-operators.

Posted on 16-05-2018

How Ken Iverson turned employees into owner-operators at Nucor Steel. An example of self-managed teams at a stock-quoted company.

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De missie is de baas.

The mission is the boss.

Posted on 19-04-2018

Case 2 on self-management: how Chris Rufer built The Morning Star Company built on self-management principles.

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200+ miljoen $ - 3000+ medewerkers – 1% verloop – radicale bedrijfsdemocratie.

200+ mn $ revenue - 3000+ employees – 1% turnover – radical corporate democracy.

Posted on 13-04-2018

Case 1 on self-management: how Ricardo Semler transformed SEMCO by applying radical corporate democracy.

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Of is het omgekeerd? Bye Mr Lenin.

Or is it the other way round? Bye, Mr Lenin.

Posted on 25-09-2017

The organisation of the future requests leaders to loosen control and give autonomy to the employees.

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Een geluk bij een ongeluk?

A blessing in disguise?

Posted on 20-04-2017

Every crisis offers an opportunity to question what exists, validate whether it is still adequate and possibly create something new.

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Why CompanyDoctors?

Why CompanyDoctors?

It is always fascinating to watch young children playfully discovering the world. They explore, are immensely curious and try out all sorts of things. Their energy and imagination seem endless. Actually, they are constantly busy discovering, developing and expressing their potential.

OK, 25 years fast forward: after proper training, these young adults enter an environment that, for various reasons, is hardly reminiscent of their carefree childhood. Often there is not much room to express their potential, let alone to develop it further. However, their employer is also seeking his or her way in a world where volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) are rampant and in which the employer could actually make very good use of all potential present in the organisation. What a shame about the waste!

All too often, organizations pay too little attention to the human potential that is dormant in both their employees and organisation.

CompanyDoctors was born out of frustration over this waste. Not only about the missed opportunities but also about the impact of the waste on staff and organisation and, by extension, on society. We believe that organizations can greatly benefit from cultivating a climate of organizational wellbeing. That is not a soft philosophy but a forward-looking approach.