VGL FORUM

BEYOND VALUES – How to Impact Your Entire Business

Date: 18 March 2020, 18:00–20:00 (Start 18:30)
Location: Vienna Expat Center, Schmerlingplatz 3, 1010 Vienna
Speakers: Dr. Baher Al Hakim, Roman Koch, Dr. Pari Namazie (moderator)
Registration: online see below
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Integrity. Innovation. Trust.

These sound like great values many organizations have, but the question is: Do they practice them?

Studies show that organizations with clearly defined and implemented values outperform organizations that don’t. Employee engagement is higher and profitability rises.

The truth is, however, coming up with strong values and sticking to them is a challenge. When practiced correctly, values will demand not only constant vigilance, but also limit an organization’s strategy. They leave executives open to criticism and should shape employee behaviour.

When not practiced correctly, on the other hand, values become meaningless and can even create cynical employees and undermine leadership credibility.

We will look at questions, such as:

  • How can a specific value impact your business — from the business model, to leadership, partners, culture and decisions?
  • How is this value seen in other divisions such as IT, marketing, HR?
  • What do you do when a value is not being seen?
  • How can you recognize when a value and your business are misaligned?
  • What happens when a value breaks down or is violated?

Dr. Baher Al Hakim (CEO at Medicus AI) and Roman Koch (Managing Director at Gebr. Heinemann Vienna) will share how they implement a specific value in their organizations, and — together with our moderator Dr. Pari Namazie — they will take part in a panel discussion and Q&A session with the audience.

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Speakers

Dr. Baher Al Hakim

Dr. Baher Al Hakim

Baher is a dentist by study and a serial entrepreneur by practise, with 14 years experience in a broad spectrum of disciplines including product & technology, business, sales and marketing. Since June 2015, he has been the CEO of Medicus AI, applying the latest technologies & trends in AI, mobile and design into redefining the state of healthcare. Before Medicus, he founded several startups, including CloudAppers digital agency in 2008, napkin startup studio in 2012, and Wally, a smart personal finance app that became no. 1 finance app in 22 countries. 
Roman Koch

Roman Koch

Roman is the Managing Director at Gebr. Heinemann Vienna and is responsible for the operation of all ten Heineman Duty Free Shops at Vienna International Airport. Prior to Vienna, he managed the operation of Heineman Duty Free Shops in Italy and other Austrian cities. Roman studied in Germany, Sweden and the US and has international professional experience.
Dr. Pari Namazie

Dr. Pari Namazie

Pari is an executive coach, facilitator and the Managing Partner and Head of the Leadership and Organizations Division at Eunepa. She has over 25 years of experience in the field with multinational and international companies.

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