June 14, 2002
It is tragic how many and how often organizations operate inefficiently. It is only through competent and motivated personnel that a company can ultimately achieve a permanent competitive edge. But how can you take all the varied viewpoints from individuals and teams in turn those into intelligent changes – changes that actually make a difference?
In An Intelligent Organization Pentti Sydanmaanlakka, former Director of human resources at Nokia, examines how leaders can develop the ideal organization for the future; one that is efficient, capable of learning and sensitive to the well-being of its personnel all at the same time. Combining learning and organizational health with business performance is a major challenge – one which Nokia is famous for meeting.
An Intelligent Organization takes a long-term view of competencies and employees. The transformation toward an intelligent organization is not easy. It demands a deep change in our ways of thinking. This book gives a remarkable insight into the thought processes of a global winner and provides an excellent guide the ideal organization of the future.
Pentti Sydanmaanlakka has a wide range of experience in all areas of human resource management in Europe, USA and Asia. From 1993, he worked as a Director of Human Resources in Nokia Networks. In 2002 he started his own consultancy, Pertec Consulting. He has also been the chairman of the Finnish Association of Human Resource Management and has worked for Nixdorf Computer, Siemens Nixdorf Information Systems, Kone Corporation and VIA group.