Category: Case Studies

07 Jul

ONE OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS TO CREATE A EUROPEAN MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

The design team, composed of consultant practitioners from the UK, France, Germany, and The Netherlands, were charged with the task of creating a leading edge, leadership and team program that took into account multiple factors: utilizing the business speciality of each country, working across borders on action learning projects on a real-time business issue, and […]

07 Jul

NORTH AMERICAN SALES TEAM LEARNS TO WORK WITH THEIR SWISS COUNTERPARTS

This Basel based company manufactured chemical additives for food processing. The sales team in the US and Canada were learning that business is not conducted the same way all over the world. They chafed at the headquarters’ leadership style and business processes, not to mention, the rhythms of the business day, holidays, and work schedules. […]

07 Jul

AFTER A MERGER TURNING AROUND A DYSFUNCTIONAL R&D TEAM TO CREATE A SIGNIFICANT RESULT IN PROFIT

The newly created leadership team of Research and Development was dysfunctional, and, consequently, not performing in either area. There were numerous relationship conflicts and the team couldn’t agree on how to proceed with new product development and testing. The conflict situation was exacerbated by the fact that the German scientists (all members of this team […]