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Torben Rick
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Organizational culture is largely invisible - above AND below the surface

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Organizational culture is largely invisible. Above and below the organizational surface. What specific cultural changes will improve
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Some close people are void of extending deserved gratitude, appreciation or recognition, let alone people at the workplace.
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Future generations will never know about this unique relationship
- Audio tape and pencil relationship
The cord cutting movement. Streaming running away from downloads. Streaming is taking over the music business - Disrupt an entire industry
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Businesses with more engaged employees perform better - 10+ reasons why employee engagement is important
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The corporate culture dilemma
- How does Dilbert see the current status of corporate culture?

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Culture is critically important to business success worldwide. The humor approach to corporate culture. Corporate culture comics
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Business is about people — it always has been, and always will be
- Too often, businesses fall short not because leaders don’t understand the business, but because they don’t understand what the people who work for them need in order to bring their best effort to work.

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Need a business case for employee engagement? But there is no need for an traditional business case for employee engagement
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What about the second economy, constantly growing?
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From clunky phones to the sleek smartphones of today ......
- The relentless evolution of technology

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Culture is largely invisible, until it’s not
- Organizational culture is like an iceberg, with most of its weight and bulk below the surface

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Titanic sank after colliding with an iceberg - Organizational culture is like an iceberg. Don't leave the organizational iceberg unattended!
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Basic change management questions to consider
- Seven basic change management questions that should shape any change program

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Infographic: Seven basic change management questions to consider. Any company that will not change risk being left behind - Torben Rick
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There is a mismatch between “The way Amazon say they get things done” and “The way Amazon really get things done”

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Corporate culture at Amazon hit by iceberg symptom? "The way Amazon say the get things done" and "The way Amazon really get things done
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I recall 2013 news pieces
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A piece of my history is going away!
- Fallen in the age of iTunes, Tidal, Spotify and Apple Music
Tough times for brick and mortar music stores. More and more music stores hit by impact of streaming services - Torben Rick
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Changing how companies fundamentally approach their markets and service their customers - The importance of strong customer relationships
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  • Aarhus School of Business
    M.Sc. (Econ), 1984 - 1987
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Experienced executive with a strong track record in delivering business improvement & performance optimization
Introduction

Experienced senior executive, both at a strategic and operational level, with strong track record in developing, driving and managing business improvement and development, change management and turn-around.

Have worked with value-adding leadership and transformation creating simultaneous top line and bottom line growth. The main drivers have been marketing and sales efficiency, improved customer and employee satisfaction, customer service, product management, cross functional business improvements and culture change.

Strong strategic management experience in developing strategic directions.

By constantly challenging the way things are done combined with the organizational refocusing programs have been the key factors in obtaining the results:

► Significant financial improvement
► Increasing customer base
► Increasing service-level - customer service
► Increasing customer and employee satisfaction.

International experience from management positions in Denmark, Germany and Switzerland.

Fluent in Danish, German and English.

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Experienced executive with a strong track record in delivering business improvement & performance optimization
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Business improvement, change management, organizational development, organizational culture, performance improvement, strategy
Employment
  • Meliorate
    Consultancy & Interim Management, 2008 - present
  • Verdo A/S
    Division Director & Group Business Development Director, 2009 - present
  • AnyCom
    Chairman of the Supervisory Board, 2014 - present
  • Verdo Renewables Limited
    Non-Executive Board Adviser, 2012 - 2014
  • TDC A/S
    Business & Financial Improvement Director - Vice President, 2006 - 2007
  • Talkline GmbH & Co. KG
    Chief Operating Officer (COO) - Managing Director, 2001 - 2006
  • Talkline GmbH & Co. KG
    Project Director, 1999 - 2000
  • Sunrise AG
    Commercial Project Director, 1998 - 1999
  • TDC A/S
    Sales Support Director, 1997 - 1997
  • TDC A/S
    Head of Strategic Business Unit, 1995 - 1996
  • DanaData A/S
    Head of Logistics & procurement, 1992 - 1995
  • PC Distribution A/S
    Managing Director, 1992 - 1995
  • DanaData A/S
    Head of Marketing, 1990 - 1991
  • Nykredit
    Project Manager, 1989 - 1990
  • Kreditforeningen Danmark
    Project Manager, 1988 - 1989
  • Kreditforeningen Danmark
    Marketing Coordinator, 1987 - 1988
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Hamburg
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Zürich - Aarhus - Odense - Nordborg
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The share economy is entering the children's room - By harnessing the power of the mobile Internet, new companies are encouraging their cust

A technology driven change - The collaborative economy
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Only two decades ago exchange existed completely offline. Now the sharing economy is making mainstream headlines - A technology driven chang

Shared economy - Collaborative consumption - The sharing economy
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Shared economy - collaborative consumption - collaborative economy - the sharing economy

The sharing economy has hit the water - peer-to-peer boat sharing
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A new breed of boat-sharing services is entering the market. The sharing economy has hit the water - peer-to-peer boat sharing - Torben Rick

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Do you want backlash and negative comments from customers? Don't use national tragedy to promote your products - Torben Rick

A new way to use social media to take on a big corporation
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Customer buying a promoted tweet against British Airways for losing bags - A new way to use social media to take on a big corporation - Torb

Just another corporate social media failure
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Just another corporate social media failure - this time a marketing mess-up from AT&T. A social media presence is not a billboard - Torben R

Top 20+ awesome quotes on change management
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Change readiness is the new change management - Top 20+ quotes on change management for your change management initiative - Torben Rick

Will access to assets be the new ownership
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Netflix altered the way people consume movies, Oyster are trying to impact the way people read. Will access to assets be the new ownership?

Top 5+ disruptive change questions - How to disrupt your industry
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Top 5+ elements in disrupting your industry - How to disrupt your industry? Top 5+ disruptive change questions - Torben Rick

The sharing economy - Transform to avoid business disruption
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The sharing economy startups are disruptive because they are driven by a desire to solve an unsolved problem. Transform to avoid business di

Sharing economy - Yours, mine - no matter: sharing instead of owning
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The Internet has kicked sharing to new heights - Yours, mine - no matter: sharing instead of owning - Torben Rick

Fail to understand the power of social media
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The power of social media - Even a high tech company like Intel can fail to understand the power of social media in the hands of activists -

How not to use hashtags to market products and services
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How not to use hashtags to market products and services, to improve positioning in search results, to boost hit rate - Torben Rick

Neighbors used to share a cup of sugar
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Neighbors used to share a cup of sugar. Nowadays there are several websites dedicated to connecting neighbors to share items - The sharing e

In the sharing economy building trust is key
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In the sharing economy building trust is key. Technology creates the social glue for trust to form between strangers - Torben Rick

In the sharing economy convenience is a huge factor
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In the sharing economy convenience is a huge factor. Sharing a drill just isn't convenient - but the sharing economy isn't just about sharin

Slideshare presentation: Business disruption is sweeping
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Business disruption is sweeping. Not since the Industrial Revolution have we seen a longer or broader list of companies whose business model