Implementing a business code abroad and its challenges

  When one tries to implement a new management system worldwide within an existing company framework, you come across many challenges. First of all, the challenge of bringing in a new system for working within an existing business culture. Second, to implement a system that works well within proximity of headquarters, but is far reach for sub-units in different … More Implementing a business code abroad and its challenges

Yoda’s advice on getting your management board on board for CSR -part I

Yes, the CSR force awakens! Maybe someof you reading this recognize the following path of discovery: You have seen the ‘light’ on the meaningfulness of having a Corporate Social Responsibility strategy for your company. You have had a crisis of sorts where you or your colleagues were forced to say to your management  or board:”If … More Yoda’s advice on getting your management board on board for CSR -part I

Corruption and its effect on society- FIFA and the damage done

“Corruption is an insidious plague that has a wide range of corrosive effects on societies.” said Kofi A. Annan.  This week I went to the public defense of Liesbeth Feikema  on her PhD (dissertation) on ‘ Still not at Ease. Corruption and Conflict of Interest in Hybrid Political Orders’.  Liesbeth has done research in Europe, … More Corruption and its effect on society- FIFA and the damage done

What triggers you to make a difference? Culture change and business ethics

My Moroccan- Dutch kick-box instructor asked me what I did for a living, and when I told him I worked in business ethics, he immediately told me he could do with some advice as well.  He has an interesting background in his career: as a kick-box champion in Europe, he set up a series of … More What triggers you to make a difference? Culture change and business ethics