Influencing starts with a good talk, right? A good discussion requires good strategic and financial arguments.
“I am a people-person at heart. An organisation works better with motivated and enthusiastic employees. Participation is the motto. However, in practice, management is not very enthusiastic about actually involving employees in decision-making. HR themes are on the priorities list. Directors are mostly interested in financial performance. Sure, sustainable employability is a very important theme... for next year.
My expertise lies in connecting strategy, finance and HR. The focus on this triangle of elements increases the Works Council's argumentation power. If a Works Council idea or HR theme is well supported financially and strategically, this will increase the chance of a good conversation with the Director.
I have a background in business administration and also have an MBA in Controlling. I am involved in research, provide counter-expertise and support Works Councils in mergers, reorganisations and acquisitions. I specialise in strategic and financial research and making the results accessible for employee participation. In addition to consultation, I provide training in this area. I have also published several publications, one of the most remarkable being “Ondernemingsraad voor dummies" (Dutch); the “Praktijkboek OR en Financiën" (Dutch) is always very much appreciated.
After 13 years at GITP, I am now working independently in a network of like-minded colleagues. I am also a member of the Supervisory Board of a small healthcare
institution. To keep my knowledge up-to-date and for a regular moral boost, I work at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences as a lecturer at the International Business School."
As a Works Council, you want to be part of a group that is good at cooperating. Working together, taking well-informed, sound decisions. And above all: you want everyone to participate willingly and give 100 per cent of themselves. Regardless of the group, the CT² team has experts with the right connection to your organisation. Rob Latten is just one of these experts; meet the other members of the CT²-team:
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