At Q7 Consulting, we are aware that we live in times of uncertainty, and now more than ever Change Management and Leadership within organizations, are essential concepts for success. Great enterprises require great leadership and successful projects require effective management structures that flow through Change. Without these essential traits, projects will not be successful, talent will flee and enterprises cannot hope to overcome or stay up to date in the everchanging world we live in.
The people we interview are from all around the world and have outstanding professional trajectories. They have attained success within their roles, have essential leadership traits, are influential within their organizations and have experience implementing and managing Change.
In this second episode of our new series, we interview Tonny Berend, who recently was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Municipality of Amersfoort, Netherlands. Amersfoort is a municipality in the Netherlands near the capital city of Amsterdam. Tonny Berend leads through her role to drive digital transformation and innovation, in order to transform cities into a major smart, sustainable, data and innovation driven, digitally savvy and “ready for the future” cities.
In this article we take a look at digital transformation, Change Management and Change Leadership applied directly for the benefit of a population, the environment and the evolution of a city into a “smart” city or city of the future, as such concept is widely used nowadays. This article shifts away from the notion that Change Leadership or Change Management only serves the goals of organizations and their members and broadens our perspective making us look into the future, where we live, and where our Changes can have major impacts in our teams, communities, cities, and eventually our countries.
Please find below the main questions addressed in our interview with Tonny Berend with to the point answers for easy reading.Continue reading “Change Management Interview: Tonny Berend”