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Complimentary new leadership learning presentation on why culture matters available on demand

Shaping the culture of your organization: Why it is important and what it takes

May 7, 2012
Senn Delaney Vice President of Business Development Charlie Coode and Tania Howarth, chief operating officer for Iglo Foods Group, the market-leading frozen foods business in Europe, share expert insights into how to effectively shape organizational culture to achieve better results in this complimentary learning presentation.

Howarth shares results of Iglo Food Group's successful focus on culture as a key tool to enable and accelerate its growth strategy that resulted in record financial performance in 2011.

Topics covered in the webinar include:

  • the effect of change on culture
  • aligning culture with strategy
  • how culture can measurably enhance performance in organizations
  • consciously shaping culture to support organizational strategy and structure
  • sustainable behavioral change led from the top
  • shifting long-held mindsets as a process not an event
Iglo Foods Group case study details:

Iglo Foods Group is the market-leading frozen foods business in Europe, operating in 11 countries across Europe. It acquired the Italian Findus business at the end of 2010, making the Iglo Foods Group a truly European business. With a relatively new executive team and an ambitious plan to create a centralized product and marketing function, Iglo Foods Group had a clear need to create a common culture, based on performance and collaboration, across the group in 2011.

Over the year, the CEO and executive leadership team systematically created a fresh set of values, aligning the whole organization around these values and focusing the business on the key areas that would make the most difference in achieving Iglo's ambition. As a result of better decision making and the sharing of ideas more readily, the Italian acquisition was quickly integrated, Iglo had a record financial performance in 2011, increased employee engagement and achieved market shared growth in all but one of its markets. Most importantly, Iglo is now well positioned for future organic and inorganic growth.

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About Tania Howarth

Tania Howarth is chief operating officer for Iglo Foods Group, the market-leading frozen foods business in Europe, operating in 11 countries across Europe. Tania has responsibility for all manufacturing, supply chain, IT and HR areas. Tania joined Iglo in April 2007. She successfully led the separation from Unilever and the creation of a standalone, integrated European platform. Tania previously worked for some of the most prestigious branded goods companies, including Coca-Cola, where she was CIO for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, PepsiCo, where she was CIO for the Walkers Snack food business, Sun Microsystems ICI and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.