Board Member, Author, Qliro, Sweden
Lennart is co-author of a book about agile companies – “The Agile Company” – and has for several years been a presenter of management models in banking. Lennart appeared at The Agilia conference in Brno in 2013, when he was leading a change project in Swedbank.
Board Member SPK (chair), Blomsterfonden (chair), Qliro and Valueguard. Former CFO Handelsbanken, former head of Group Finance Swedbank, co-writer (with Göran Nilsson) of newly published book ’Det agila företaget’ (The Agile Company).
We – one former manager in banking and one researcher in management control – share the conviction that agility is the ideal type management model for companies which operate under competition, dynamic contingencies and employ highly qualified employees. In our opinion the agile company is characterised by valuing:
- Customers over owners
- Trust over detailed monitoring
- Intrinsic over extrinsic motivation
- Adaptiveness over planning
These aspects and the advantages with agile companies are illustrated with examples from banking, especially Handelsbanken.