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    Negotiation Intelligence® helps VRT to sharply define the future

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    There is no lack of challenges for the Flemish public broadcaster VRT. “We have combined our action points and our vision into a new culture statement: ‘15 tasks for the VRT’. Our Prime Foundation Partnership with Vlerick within the Centre for Negotiation Intelligence® will help us to put the work into practice,” according to Paul Lembrechts, CEO of the VRT. Together with Katia Tieleman, Professor of Negotiation and Conflict Management at Vlerick, and Peter Van den Broeck and Tinka Claeys, the driving forces behind the partnership with the VRT, he explains the value of this collaboration.

  2. Enedis – market maker, not market taker

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    Enedis, a subsidiary of EDF, is in charge of the last mile in the delivery of electricity to most of France. This case study follows the start and development of Enedis' digital transformation, with the ambition to be at the forefront of the energy sector in the digital age.

  3. Ter Beke continues to shape its strategic rewards

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    Ter Beke, one of our earliest corporate partners, recently renewed its Foundation Partnership. “Although rewards remain high on our research agenda, the events, seminars and training courses for our own staff form an equally important component of this partnership”, says Dirk De Backer, HR director of Ter Beke.

  4. Deloitte creates additional European leverage for annual executive pay report

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    In mid-March, Deloitte concluded a Prime Foundation Partnership with the Executive Remuneration Research Centre. The consultancy firm is thus creating a leverage effect by involving its European network in the executive remuneration figures for 700 European CEOs and CFOs that Vlerick gathers every year. A talk with Patrick Derthoo (Deloitte) and Professor Xavier Baeten.

  5. Pharma and data as gospel

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    Developing drugs is a time-consuming process. In order to speed it up, the Belgian biopharmaceuticals producer UCB has decided to switch to a data-driven organisation. It was necessary to ‘convert’ the entire company to achieve this, says CIO Herman De Prins.

  6. It ain’t what you do…

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    Would you prefer your staff to go ice fishing or cast their nets on the high seas? It all depends on what you want to achieve as an organisation. In his doctoral thesis, Bart Verwaeren researched which fishing method leads to more radical innovation and how you can stimulate people to do things the way you want them to. Should you give your people bait or a boat?

  7. Significant growth potential for BeLux IT outsourcing market

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    The BeLux market for outsourcing still has significant growth potential as companies continue to outsource more. The main drivers for outsourcing are a stronger focus on the core business and cost reduction, while business transformation has increased by 8% from 2016. Almost 83% of organisations that currently use automation, robotics and AI have experienced moderate/significant benefits of these technologies, and client satisfaction remains high with an average satisfaction score of 74% across all providers assessed.

  8. “Time for action!”

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    The Belgian bank and insurer Belfius is also working on smart cities in the renewed Prime Foundation Partnership. “The complex ecosystem has been mapped out. We are ready to play our role in smart cities to the full”, Fanny De Pauw, Karmen Wijnant and the supervising professor Stijn Viaene tell us.

  9. The Happy Workout

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    What started out in mid-2015 as an idea for a recruitment campaign grew into a tradition at UNILIN. Communication Specialist Kathy Callens tells us how The Happy Workout has come to be firmly embedded into the company’s identity.

  10. The digital sprint

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    In early February Professor Steve Muylle organised a “digital sprint” course for the first time. Over the space of a week he created a digital ecosystem in which all the roles were flipped: not just for Masters in International Management & Strategy and Masters in General Management students and himself, but also for our partners BNP Paribas Fortis, Hello bank! and Accenture. Students became business strategists; partners gained new insight, into both their clients and themselves. Learning innovation, the Vlerick way.

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