CEO, Odgers Berndtson UK, and Asian offices
For me collaboration means ensuring that everyone in our business can access the expertise of their colleagues and the reach of our network anywhere in the world, to bring the full power of our organisation to bear for our clients.
Our philosophy has always been predicated on having highly empowered, expert people who adopt a free-thinking collaborative culture, people who are agile and get things done. A values-based system, not a rules-based one, which is client-centric and unconstrained by command and control. Today, with more cross-border and cross-sector movement of people, it matters more than ever that our people interconnect to the benefit of our clients.
For a network to really run smoothly it must have people with deep expertise in their specialism who reach out and support one other, sharing ideas and co-operating fully.
I believe there is something exciting about working in an organisation where there is a shared culture of wanting to win and fulfil on behalf of clients above all else.
Despite the case for more gender-diverse boards being made many times over, there is still some w...