KB 52 Organisation Development

a human resource newsletter issue no 52 | november 2012

TÊTE - À - TÊTE Henrik von Sydow, Entrepreneur and CEO of a global freight forwarding organization, enlightens us on - ‘Expanding Horizons through OD’

THE OD CONNOISSEUR’S ORATE Dr. Shambhavi Sharma, OD Consultant and Entrepreneur, elaborates on – ‘Leveraging on Bene!ts of OD’

EXPANDING HORIZONS THROUGH OD Henrik is from Sweden with over 30 years of experience in the industry. He has been the CEO of three global freight forwarding and logistics groups; Wilson Logistics Group AB (Sweden), Baltrans Holdings Ltd. (Hong Kong) andpresentlyScanGlobalLogisticsA/S(Denmark).He isalsotheChairman of Unifeeder, the leading feeder operator in Europe and the Chairman of several non profit charity funds.Henrik has a B.Sc.in International Finance. He has the benefit of extensive international experience in managing organizations with large geographic spread, subsequently meeting and leading teams with a broad cultural and ethnical background. Family, friends and sports play important roles in his life.Henrik is married and has three sons with whom he happily goes skiing, plays golf and enjoys the company of good friends. Sports and business have a lot in common and he enjoys the competitive edge of both. TÊTE - À - TÊTE HenrikvonSydow continued to next page 1. A popular topic in academic and research circles, how relevant do you think OD is in today’s competitive global scenario? I am not sure of the context of “OD” but you refer to the “academic and research circles” which leads me to assume the basis of your question is more theoretical than practical. I am a practical and pragmatic person rather than a theoretician. Organizational Development is all about people, people skills and leadership skills. My leadership style is largely a hands-on practice. Too much theory makes me nervous! We cannot categorize people in generic and scienti!c models. There are seven billion of us walking on earth right now, each one being di"erent. We cannot follow a ‘one size !ts all’ policy.



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