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Smoke screens?">Smoke screens?

May 15th, 2014 · No Comments · creativity, innovation, strategy

338 x served & 64 x viewed­We intend to achieve world-class pro­cess effi­ciency by imple­ment­ing a sys­tem­at­ic and qual­ity-related improve­ment of pro­cesses and cost-effi­­ciency in our pro­duc­tion, sales and admin­is­tra­tion. We thereby hope to secure long-term com­pet­it­ive­ness and gen­er­ate strong cash flows that can be used for prof­it­able growth. This is a real-life state­ment from […]

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Increasing innovative work behaviour">Increasing innovative work behaviour

June 29th, 2010 · No Comments · innovation & management

90 x served & 23 x viewedAn old friend of mine actu­ally reads my blog and gives me com­ments via e-mail. After read­ing about the Linch­pin story, he gave me a link to Gisela Jönsson’s inter­est­ing blog. What really caught my eye was an intriguing short ver­sion of her thes­is on Factors explain­ing innov­at­ive beha­viour […]

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Johnny kicks ass at last day on the job…">Johnny kicks ass at last day on the job…

January 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment · innovation & management

111 x served & 29 x viewed­Johnny Johns­son was cel­eb­rat­ing his last day at work with a three-hour present­a­tion of his achieve­ments as com­pany doc­tor at Stora Enso Fors over a peri­od of more than 20 years. Dur­ing the first 10 years, Fors became the health­i­est com­pany in Sweden. In 2004, he was presen­ted with a medal […]

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Bitter return to home">Bitter return to home

January 12th, 2010 · No Comments · innovation & management

97 x served & 12 x viewed­Helsingin San­o­mat has sum­mar­ised the rise and fall of Finnish paper industry’s con­quest of Amer­ic­an and European paper com­pan­ies. In the year 2000, the three com­pan­ies Stora Enso, UPM and M-real were all very con­fid­ent that their acqus­i­tions were truly adding value to the own­ers. Ten years later, the […]

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Dumbest business decision of the decade">Dumbest business decision of the decade

December 31st, 2009 · No Comments · innovation & management

104 x served & 20 x viewedThe Swedish busi­ness paper “Dagens Indus­tri” has lis­ted ten can­did­ates for the not so flat­ter­ing dis­tinc­tion “dumbest busi­ness decisions of the dec­ade” in Sweden. Stora Enso tops the list for the decision to acquire Con­sol­id­ated Papers for EUR 4.9 bil­lion in the year 2000. Stora Enso’s CEO Jukka Härmälä […]

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Can an old company turn modern?">Can an old company turn modern?

March 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · innovation & management

99 x served & 17 x viewedI read Gary Hamel’s new book The Future of Man­age­ment with enthu­si­asm and frus­tra­tion. He sets the tone already in the pre­face with the fol­low­ing state­ment: Most com­pan­ies have a roughly sim­il­ar man­age­ment hier­archy (a cas­cade of EVPs, SVPs, and VPs). They have ana­log­ous con­trol sys­tems, HR prac­tices and […]

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