During my consulting work and my extensive academic and professional research projects I became inspired by revolutionary management principles that promote sustainable and ethical business behavior based on the deep respect of human values and social responsibility. I believe that we should be courageous enough to question outdated management dogma and experiment new approaches that go beyond the sole purpose of profit maximalization. I would like to contribute to the development of a new generation of organizations that are willing to seek for a harmonic balance between fair profits, self-actualization of employees and substantive social well-being.
From a very young age, I had a magical attraction to oriental cultures. I was fascinated by their non-dualistic view of world, which does not strive to create silos and considers the object and the observer of the object as one organic system. As an HR leader in the automotive sector I became interested in the reconciliation possibilities of the latest management trends developed in the western world with the Toyota system which is deeply rooted in the Asian culture. How can we harmonize the principles of agile, scrum or holacracy with the practices of 5S, lean or kaizen? I am eager to observe how the management approaches of the start-up cultures could be transferred to larger and more complex organizations. And, how can we do that in the middle of a digital boom? Because, – as Darwin said – it is not the strongest that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.