Swedish cooperation: the resurgance of teamwork at Volvo

2011 – Research on renewed teamwork at Volvo. Ben Kuipers has made a PhD thesis on this subject. As a researcher and consultant, Kuipers guided Volvo Trucks in Sweden in a development project for more than 80 managers and 160 teams. Based on his research, he developed the PERFORMABILITY Scan, a concept and team development tools that link directly to team performance. Several organizations at home and abroad and instruments already use his concept. The Erasmus University is conductin a research on teams in civil service and care.

Ben Kuipers received the NOBEM award for best business administration thesis of 2007. More information can be found at https://www.performability.eu/. Title of the thesis: Performability of Work Teams: Balancing Hard and Soft Issues (2008). See link.

See articles for Swedish cooperation – K. Lagerwerf, The resurrection of teamwork at Volvo (2007) in: “Management en Consulting” 4/2007 and B. Giobbi, A promising model for the ideal team (2006) in: “Global Magazine” 2/2006 Annexes.

Keywords: dynamic management, flexible organization