0Vlerick HR Day - June 12thPhilippe PersynMarc VerbruggenThe road to the future...when nothing is certain,all is possible
This is not...•A story of heroes•THE success story•The perfect road towards the future
• Our journey• Our hopes and fears• Collaboration• Personal learning & leadership• Understanding and misunderstanding• Man...
Reorganization:Dead Endor Investment in the Future?
2009: No more certainties?!4Liquids & CreamsProductionQC LabsWarehouseParenterals ProductionTransdermalsProduction
Announce: Nov 2009Implementation : 2012/13CAMPUSR&DStaffFunctionsBeerseManufacturingLiquids &CreamsTransdermalsSteriles Su...
One truth: multiple realities• Different chains limitview on ‘the truth’• Acknowledge it,respect it, embrace itEmployeesLe...
Employees: keep distance ... ?(*)(*) you might need to fire someoneEmployeesLeadershipteamSeniorManagementUnions Ourselves
Our primarytask asdepartmentCare for ouremployeesNew positionswithin JSCGood workingenvironment alsoin tough timesTranspar...
•Handle with priority•On or off the boat?•Retention! Hope is a dangerous strategy•Provide the tools•Clear who decides(*) t...
• Your key sponsors• No delegating up• THEY need YOU• Ask what YOU need26 positions were re-createdStrong Campus support: ...
- We all have our roles- Unilaterally stop negotiations- Helping our employees- Thinking outside of the box- Mutual respec...
- Implementor > Execution- Avoid “Business as Usual”phenomenon- HR – Business partnership- Be the face of the change- Some...
Where it has led us to ...• Employees:– Employee impact: significantlyreduced• Leadership team: no regrettablelosses• Sr. ...
Key take awaysYou are onlyhuman – Lookfor partnershipsBrand your re-organizationImplementation> ExecutionStay open tohowen...
15The road to the future...when nothing is certain,all is possibleThank you!
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Vlerick HRday 2013: Change Management - Philippe Persyn & Marc Verbruggen

  1. 1. 0Vlerick HR Day - June 12thPhilippe PersynMarc VerbruggenThe road to the future...when nothing is certain,all is possible
  2. 2. This is not...•A story of heroes•THE success story•The perfect road towards the future
  3. 3. • Our journey• Our hopes and fears• Collaboration• Personal learning & leadership• Understanding and misunderstanding• Managing the paradoxIt is about...
  4. 4. Reorganization:Dead Endor Investment in the Future?
  5. 5. 2009: No more certainties?!4Liquids & CreamsProductionQC LabsWarehouseParenterals ProductionTransdermalsProduction
  6. 6. Announce: Nov 2009Implementation : 2012/13CAMPUSR&DStaffFunctionsBeerseManufacturingLiquids &CreamsTransdermalsSteriles SupportingKey complexitiesTime: friend or enemy?• RetentionOne big family?• Different realities
  7. 7. One truth: multiple realities• Different chains limitview on ‘the truth’• Acknowledge it,respect it, embrace itEmployeesLeadershipteamSeniorManagementUnions Ourselves
  8. 8. Employees: keep distance ... ?(*)(*) you might need to fire someoneEmployeesLeadershipteamSeniorManagementUnions Ourselves
  9. 9. Our primarytask asdepartmentCare for ouremployeesNew positionswithin JSCGood workingenvironment alsoin tough timesTransparentcommunicationHighest productQualitySafe environmentReliable supplyψ contractEmployees: keep distance ... ?EmployeesLeadershipteamSeniorManagementUnions Ourselves
  10. 10. •Handle with priority•On or off the boat?•Retention! Hope is a dangerous strategy•Provide the tools•Clear who decides(*) they might have a different opinionLeadership team: limit involvement ...? (*)EmployeesLeadershipteamSeniorManagementUnions Ourselves
  11. 11. • Your key sponsors• No delegating up• THEY need YOU• Ask what YOU need26 positions were re-createdStrong Campus support: Operator- & Flex Pool(*) they might think it is out of controlSenior Management : Tell them all is undercontrol...?(*)EmployeesLeadershipteamSeniorManagementUnions Ourselves
  12. 12. - We all have our roles- Unilaterally stop negotiations- Helping our employees- Thinking outside of the box- Mutual respect(*) Their opinion is different anyhow?Unions : Involve when strictly necessary...?(*)EmployeesLeadershipteamSeniorManagementUnions Ourselves
  13. 13. - Implementor > Execution- Avoid “Business as Usual”phenomenon- HR – Business partnership- Be the face of the change- Sometimes you just don’tknow and stay awake at night...(*) you might be seen as a weak leader/personOurselves : Be strong...? (*)EmployeesLeadershipteamSeniorManagementUnions Ourselves
  14. 14. Where it has led us to ...• Employees:– Employee impact: significantlyreduced• Leadership team: no regrettablelosses• Sr. Management: Beerse siterecognized as key manufacturing site• Unions: we each have our roles,mutual respect• Ourselves: ...• Some people liked our approach,others didn’t
  15. 15. Key take awaysYou are onlyhuman – Lookfor partnershipsBrand your re-organizationImplementation> ExecutionStay open tohowenvironmentevolves[Connect]³A bit of naivitymight help
  16. 16. 15The road to the future...when nothing is certain,all is possibleThank you!

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