24.04.2012 in Belgium
Co-creation

Last week I was at Kluwer ‘s congress day on the New world of work (NWoW), presenting our TriFinance case as an example of leadership changes in the NWoW.  I’d like to summarize the day for you.  But rather than elaborating this myself, let’s use some creative co-creation.  Hereunder you can see the a stream of tweets on the congress.  It reads as tips & tricks and food for thought questions.  Even people that are present physically can enter the discussion.  This virtualization is only one of the strengths of social media …   (0)

Peter Van Oevelen
Member Leadership Team ParkLane Insight Group
Published on 24.04.2012 in the 3Red Trifinance Blog
Belgium
12.03.2012 in Belgium
the law of pi

Until recently, I was not familiar with the law of Pi. Being formed in mathematics, Pi used to be the constant result of a circle’s circumference over its diameter. It felt quite comfortable. However, nowadays we have exchanged the world of math for the world of projects. And then all of a sudden, I am told about the law of Pi in organizational change projects.   (0)

Peter Van Oevelen
Member Leadership Team ParkLane Insight Group
Published on 12.03.2012 in the 3Red Trifinance Blog
Belgium
16.01.2012 in Belgium
attractive employer

No, it is not me saying it this time. It was the title of an article in the weekend edition of the newspapers.  It was a quote of Frank Van Massenhove, general manager of the FOD Social Affairs.  Old news you may say.  It is indeed true that this statement lasts for quite some time now.  The war for talent is here to stay, it is now only temporarily tempered by the global crisis. But in 2020 for every 100 leavers out of the work marketplace, there will only be 60 entrants. An employer will have to be able to attract the required talents in a market that is showing an important deficit.   (0)

Peter Van Oevelen
Member Leadership Team ParkLane Insight Group
Published on 16.01.2012 in the 3Red Trifinance Blog
Belgium
08.11.2011 in Belgium
Het Arsenaal

As the Surfhouse is currently undergoing some renovations, to bring it partly back in one of its previous destinations, being a datacenter for Belgacom, we had to look for a new host for our Finance Community Day.   L’Arsenal offered a good alternative.   (0)

Peter Van Oevelen
Member Leadership Team ParkLane Insight Group
Published on 08.11.2011 in the 3Red Trifinance Blog
Belgium
06.10.2011 in Belgium
boat

Euro commissioner Michel Barnier is not a lobbyist for the Big Four, this may be clear.  In a recent green paper, Barnier is basically questioning the independence of the auditor in his statutory audit work.  The auditor is supposed to provide an independent attestation on the financials of the client to its stakeholders, i.e. lenders, shareholders, suppliers, …       (0)

Peter Van Oevelen
Member Leadership Team ParkLane Insight Group
Published on 06.10.2011 in the 3Red Trifinance Blog
Belgium
19.09.2011 in Belgium
people - work

...of Work.  Apparently  that’s the official translation of “Het Nieuwe Werken”.  Of course it is the other way around.  It was Bill Gates who initiated the term New World of Work (NWoW), afterwards translated in Het Nieuwe Werken,  #HNW.  Learned it all on twitter by the way.  Needless to say that our society has become more and more complex, and quite some companies have followed this example. Although we all know there is an important difference between a manager and a leader, we are not going to elaborate on this here.  The mentioning is important though as in the NwoW, it may well be that both roles eventually converge.   (3)

Peter Van Oevelen
Member Leadership Team ParkLane Insight Group
Published on 19.09.2011 in the 3Red Trifinance Blog
Belgium
25.07.2011 in Belgium
spiegel

In a recent blogpost we talked about the Strategy, or the lack thereof, of the Finance Department. Can success of a company be measured by the success of its finance department? That is of course hard to say, the causality is probably not (yet) scientifically proven, but there is a definite positive correlation. And therefore it is sad to see that sometimes this correlation is largely under-addressed.    (1)

Peter Van Oevelen
Member Leadership Team ParkLane Insight Group
Published on 25.07.2011 in the 3Red Trifinance Blog
Belgium
03.06.2011 in Belgium
Challenged

Last month I ran the marathon in Leiden in the Netherlands.  My 10th marathon.  On my 42th birthday.  One could drink champagne in the morning while enjoying a hearty breakfast.  Or do so many other nice things.  How then can someone be so cruel to subscribe himself for a day of pain on his birthday ?  Having to wake up at 5h30, a 2 hours drive to eventually start the run at 10h30 for almost 4 hours fighting wind in the Dutch polder, cramps but mainly fighting yourself.    (1)

Peter Van Oevelen
Member Leadership Team ParkLane Insight Group
Published on 03.06.2011 in the 3Red Trifinance Blog
Belgium
02.06.2011 in Belgium
Finance as business partner

“Finance is to become a Business Partner”, is a quote often heard in the CFO office.  That is of course not untrue.  But it is too easy to get away with this one-liner.  Quite some reflections and clarifications are still to be made in this respect.   (0)

Peter Van Oevelen
Member Leadership Team ParkLane Insight Group
Published on 02.06.2011 in the 3Red Trifinance Blog
Belgium
10.05.2011 in Belgium
haantjes

I just finished reading the book “Haantjes” from Kluun.  Kluun is hot in the Netherlands these days.  He is competing with Herman Koch for the title of “Best writer of the moment” over there.  They are both using various media to attract the reader.  We can learn from them on this.   (0)

Peter Van Oevelen
Member Leadership Team ParkLane Insight Group
Published on 10.05.2011 in the 3Red Trifinance Blog
Belgium
26.04.2011 in Belgium

Dear Reader, “I am not sure where I’m headed, I have gotten lost before”, sings R.E.M.’s Micheal Stipe in the Sad Professor. http://youtu.be/maM0C7e8i38 Well, let that now be the feeling I have when writing these first blog lines. As indeed, that’s what they are, my very first blog lines.  I have gotten lost before, and don’t know where I am heading for. I must admit it’s kind of strange, all this writing in the air, without knowing you at all, Dear Reader.  I really hope we’ll get to know each other over the coming weeks and months.  I hope you are as curious to hear my ideas, as I am to hear yours.  So do share your ideas and points of view, and hopefully we won’t always agree.   We can cover wide ranges of topics.  As you will soon find out, I have some favorite ones… Let’s not stay on the laid out paths.Why all the fuzz around this blog ?  Why blogging at all ?  Is it because there was still an empty space to fill on our new website ?  Hope not.  Our ambitions aim to go further than that.  By the way, don’t forget to check out what’s new on the website and experience the new wind.  We should embrace these new communication tools, not to follow any hypes, but to really facilitate the interaction and communication within our community.  The success will therefore be a joint responsibility. I promised Caroline, our marketing manager to periodically write a post.  “Not concrete enough”, Caroline said. OK, every two weeks at least. Deal. I will try to do better.  Hope we both enjoy this journey,  Dear Reader, as “Everyone hates a bore, everyone hates a sad professor”.Talk to you next week.  (0)

Peter Van Oevelen
Member Leadership Team ParkLane Insight Group
Published on 26.04.2011 in the 3Red Trifinance Blog
Belgium