Developing Project Management in an Anglo-Italian Joint-Venture
This newly formed “50/50” joint venture brought together the chemical divisions of an Italian state-owned company and a Bitish privately-owned company – two dissimilar cultures, where meetings and decision-making were managed differently.
Both companies operated industry-standard quality assurance schemes at their main production facilities, but the CEO did not believe that this would help the organisation develop a common communication approach to change.
By introducing the principle of continuous quality improvement, Michael introduced problem analysis, problem solving, project & contingency planning, risk assessment and measurement techniques.
These tools were successfully implemented in the HQ, the local legal entities and across 12 other subsidiary companies. Each team focused on a maximum of three change initiatives at any one time. The leadership team then monitored the outcomes and shared successes across the Group.