We think the culture work has been a big part of our success in the past 12 months.
-Tania Howarth, COO, Iglo Foods Group
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 08, 2012
Iglo Foods Group enjoyed record financial performance in 2011, increased employee engagement and achieved market share growth in all but one of its markets. Most importantly, Iglo is now well positioned for future organic and inorganic growth. How did the market-leading frozen foods group in Europe achieve such success? Chief Operating Officer Tania Howarth shares results of Iglo Food Group's successful focus on culture as a key tool to enable and accelerate its growth strategy that resulted in record financial performance in 2011. This candid case study and other key learnings are shared in an on-demand learning presentation by Senn Delaney, the internationally recognized leading authority and practitioner of organizational culture shaping.
Charlie Coode, Senn Delaney Vice President of Business Development based in London, and Iglo COO Howarth, also share expert insights into how to effectively shape organizational culture to achieve better results.
Topics covered in the presentation include:
-- the effect of organizational change on a company's culture
-- aligning organizational culture with company strategy
-- how the culture can either hinder or measurably enhance performance in organizations
-- why it is important to consciously shape culture to support organizational strategy and structure
-- why sustainable behavioral change must be led from the top
-- why culture transformation and shifting long-held mindsets is a process not an event
Iglo Foods Group case study details:
Iglo Foods Group is the market-leading frozen foods business in Europe, operating in 11 countries across Europe. It acquired the Italian Findus business at the end of 2010, greatly expanding its scale and making the Iglo Foods Group a truly European business. With a relatively new executive team and an ambitious plan to create a centralized product and marketing function, Iglo Foods Group had a clear need to create a common culture, based on performance and collaboration, across the group in 2011.
Over the year, the CEO and executive leadership team systematically created a fresh set of values, aligning the whole organization around these values and focusing the business on the key areas that would make the most difference in achieving Iglo's ambition. As a result of better decision making and the sharing of ideas more readily, the Italian acquisition was quickly integrated, Iglo had a record financial performance in 2011, increased employee engagement and achieved market shared growth in all but one of its markets. Most importantly, Iglo is now well positioned for future organic and inorganic growth.
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About Charlie Coode
Charlie Coode is a Senn Delaney vice president of Business Development based in London. His career has centered on leadership and change management in a variety of industries and several countries. Prior to joining Senn Delaney in 2009, Charlie was the CEO of GE Money Multiservis, a GE-owned consumer finance business in the Czech Republic. His 11-year career in GE spanned leadership positions in both consumer finance and consumer goods manufacturing, specializing in strategic change and Lean Six Sigma process improvement. Charlie's early career was spent as an officer in the British Army serving as an army helicopter pilot in various locations around the world. See full bio.
About Tania Howarth
Tania Howarth is chief operating officer for Iglo Foods Group, the market-leading frozen foods business in Europe, operating in 11 countries across Europe. Tania has responsibility for all manufacturing, supply chain, IT and HR areas. Tania joined Iglo in April 2007. She successfully led the separation from Unilever and the creation of a standalone, integrated European platform. Tania previously worked for some of the most prestigious branded goods companies, including Coca-Cola, where she was CIO for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, PepsiCo, where she was CIO for the Walkers Snack food business, Sun Microsystems ICI and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
About Senn Delaney
Founded in 1978, Senn Delaney is widely recognized as the leading international authority and successful practitioner of culture shaping that enhances the spirit and performance of organizations. Senn Delaney's passion and singular focus on culture, combined with decades of hands-on experience, have resulted in a comprehensive and proven culture-shaping methodology that engages people and measurably impacts both the spirit and performance of organizations.
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