Since Utz Claassen became chairman of the board of EnBW the company's performance has rocketed both financially and operationally. Here he explains to Thorsten Gerhard and Jochen Gerber what it takes to turn an energy behemoth into a successful powerhouse.
Being a strong advocate of performance, Lars Renström, CEO of Alfa Laval, explains to Nils Bohlin and Henrik Sandréus how his management style is designed to bring the best out of his management team as they pursue a Vital Few improvement programmes.
Companies are always trying to get the best ideas out of their employees, but traditional approaches usually don't bring the desired results. In this article the authors show how the best way to really tap into this richest of all creative sources is through innovation award programmes.
Companies striving to stay ahead of their competitors through innovation need to become Smart Innovators by developing the ability to spot the opportunity in complexity. This article explains how companies, by developing this ability, can gain access to the best of both worlds.