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Torben Rick
Works at Meliorate
Attended Aarhus School of Business
Lives in Hamburg
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Embraced laughter and humor into corporate culture

#corporateculture #organizationalcultute #leadership  
Laughing should be a crucial ingredient when drafting the corporate culture change. Embraced laughter and humor into corporate culture
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*How to cultivate corporate culture?

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Top 10+ ways to improve corporate culture. Make developing corporate culture one of the top five priorities for your business - Torben Rick
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Increasing the likelihood of successful change management

#changemanagement #changeresistance  
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Many companies find it hard to transform themselves in difficult circumstances

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Corporate change under pressure - Strategies under pressures. How does your company communicate change. Was your last change effort successful - Torben Rick
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What happened to the famous Flip Video camcorders?
- Adapt to market changes or fade away
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Why connecting people to a purpose?

#employeeengagement #leadership #purpose #strategy  
Having a purpose beyond profit. Business must have reason to exist beyond that of making money and maximising shareholder value
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Making “thank you” part of your vocabulary

Mary Kay Ash, the business woman behind one of the most successful direct marketing companies ever, said, “There are two things people want more than sex and money: recognition and praise.”

You might be thinking that this isn’t groundbreaking management advice, but ask yourself this: How often do you tell your employees or the people you work with thank you? When was the last time you actually used those words?

#employeeengagement #employeemotivation #leadership  
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Is there too much management and not enough leadership?

#leadership #management #businessdevelopment  
Is there enough leadership in today’s business world. In a world that’s changing faster and faster, great leadership is especially important
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Take advantage of any change the market brings
- Adapt to remain competitive in the market

#strategy #disruptivetechnology #disruption #disruptive  
How to take advantage of any change the market brings. Companies to need to change successfully - Torben Rick
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Will collaborative consumption disrupt traditional business models?
- Will companies have to join the sharing economy?
Will collaborative consumption disrupt “traditional” business models? Will it shift our economy as a whole? The peer-to-peer revolution
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It happened to McDonald’s, it happened to IBM, and it even happened to Apple and Nokia
- Wake up call – don’t let things get arrogant

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Wake up call - don't let things get arrogant. But what happened to Starbucks culture? The arrogance of "unlimited" growth
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Humilty is still a great cultural value, for anybody, any org, anytime !

When one is conscious that his knowledge is limited, one tends to be more open to listen and learn, truly ... and stay flexible ... and change
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Top 4 corporate culture infographics

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Corporate culture infographics - What is organizational culture? Barriers to organizational change? Below the organizations surface etc.
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Education
  • 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
    Independent Executive Interim Manager, 2008 - present
  • Verdo A/S
    Division Director & Group Business Development Executive, 2009 - present
  • AnyCom
    Chairman of the Supervisory Board, 2014 - present
  • Verdo Renewables Limited
    Non-Executive Board Adviser, 2012 - 2013
  • 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
Previously
Zürich - Aarhus - Odense - Nordborg
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The share economy is entering the children's room
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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

Do you want backlash and negative comments from customers
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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