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drs. Jitske Kramer

drs. Jitske Kramer

Corporate Anthropologist
Languages : English, Dutch

  • Categories

  • Management
    • Change Management
  • Leadership & Strategy
  • Motivation & Inspiration
    • Teambuilding
  • Society
    • Multiculturalism
  • Employability

  • Lecture
  • Corporate Facilitator
  • Coaching
  • Workshop
  • Masterclass
  • Consultancy
  • Subjects

  • Conflict resolution using deep democracy
  • Cultural Intelligence
  • Global leadership
  • Stereotypes and misunderstandings
  • Cultural dynamics
  • International teamwork
  • Intercultural competences
  • Working with cultural dilemma’s

Jitske is an international expert in the area of diversity, inclusion and change. Working as a coach / consultant / facilitator in the field of communication, teamwork and leadership, she specialized in cross cultural issues and leading cultural change. In 2006 she founded the international network organization HumanDimensions and in 2013 she co-founded the Academy for Organizational Culture.

It is Jitske’s ambition to (re)connect people through their differences. In other words: to release

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Jitske is an international expert in the area of diversity, inclusion and change. Working as a coach / consultant / facilitator in the field of communication, teamwork and leadership, she specialized in cross cultural issues and leading cultural change. In 2006 she founded the international network organization HumanDimensions and in 2013 she co-founded the Academy for Organizational Culture.

It is Jitske’s ambition to (re)connect people through their differences. In other words: to release and synchronize the power of differences to drive execution power. To embed desired (new) behavior into the everyday routine of teams and organizations. Jitske facilitates teams and leaders to manage their (cultural) polarities, improve their decision-making processes and to create new ways of doing. Jitske is a certified Voice Dialogue coach, Deep Democracy facilitator and Psychodramatist.

She frequently speaks on these issues in the Netherlands and throughout the world (Dubai, Germany, UK, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Bolivia, South Africa). To give an impression of her keynotes / master classes:

Keynote / master class: 8 Principles to create a culture of inclusion (2h)

Diversity brings innovation and creativity, provided it is managed well. It takes a certain type of leadership and set of inclusive behaviors to use the dynamics of differences to your advantage. In this master class you will:

  • get an understanding the key indicators for effective international interaction and teamwork
  • ?get an overview of the 8 Inclusion Principles that will create a culture of inclusion in which all viewpoints can be used.

Keynote / master class: Cultural Rhythm Worlds (2h – 4h)

This master-class offers a unique opportunity to discover the different communications styles that exist worldwide and the effects of these on the communication process. Our approach is unique, because we use the universal language of rhythms and music to understand our cultural differences on a deeper level. Be prepared for a musical voyage of discovery, based around the Richard Lewis’ cultures model, with very practical tips and insights. Follow this link for an impression of this approach.

Questions we will answer are:

  • What happens in the dynamic between the differences, and how can you use this to your advantage?
  • How do different intercultural communication styles impact face-to-face conversations and e-mail interactions?\
  • How to build swift trust with people across culture?

It is possible to combine this master class with The Culture Active. This assessment is based on the cultural model of Richard Lewis. It gives insight into your personal cultural profile. You will be able to compare your personal profile with 100 country profiles. It includes a yearlong access to a website with an enormous database of cultural knowledge about these 80 countries.

Master class: International Teamwork (4h)

Following a brief introduction about ‘culture’, participants will be immersed in a simulation in which they are confronted in a very lively way with the effects of differences. The simulation will be debriefed effectively looking at emotional reactions, power dynamics and ways to tune into each other and to improve levels of trust and understanding. Followed by a theoretical explanation on how (team) culture develops, understanding basic cultural dilemma’s (theory of Trompenaars and Hofstede) and what leaders can do to work with these cultural differences in a constructive way. Not only to open-up to differences, but also to create new ways of doing by using inclusive decision making skills.

Keynote / master class: Real culture change by going viral (2h)

There is no culture change, unless behaviors change. In this lecture, Jitske Kramer will show you the anthropological view on ‘corporate culture’. To change a culture, we first need to really understand what it is that we talk about. Once we have this deeper understanding, we can craft strategies to change the collective patterns of thought and behaviors in an organization. As you will learn, the most effective strategies combine dialogue, storytelling and peer-to-peer influence. When groups start doing things the new way, other groups follow. Stories of success spread. When the new behavior goes viral, you know that change is on its way.

Master class: Leadership of change and international strategic influencing (4-8h)

"We need to convince people from all over the world about our plans, how can we do this?" What works in Spain may have a completely different effect in China. Furthermore, it is important to know who really takes the decision and what the channels of influence are. These can differ markedly from one culture to another. We will use the high impact LingHe computer-simulation, developed by Insead. In this simulation participants are challenged to create change in a Chinese organization. The debrief will be on personal beliefs on ‘how people change’ and how these beliefs are connected to cultural assumptions.

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Cover van Managing Cultural Dynamics

Managing Cultural Dynamics

Title:
Managing Cultural Dynamics
 
Author:
Jitske Kramer
 
Publisher:
HumanDimensions
 
Book:
Paperback, 197 pagina's
 
ISBN:
978-90-814-4941-0
 
 
 
 
Order this book? Click here!

A practical guide for the international manager. In today's working environment, many different cultural identities meet and interact on a daily basis. Cultural complexity will not go away. Diversity challenges us to question perspectives and unconscious routines and, if embraced, can be used to generate great competitive advantages. The power inherent in such diversity can boost team productivity and challenge the status quo. At the same time, greater efforts are required to create team cohesion and achieve agreement on the best working procedures. Cultural dynamics call for inventive leadership, which regulates mechanisms of exclusion and resolves cultural misunderstandings. Managing Cultural Dynamics provides the reader with the language and the tools needed to release the potential creativity of culturally diverse teams. This book does not seek to offer ready-made solutions for unique situations, but rather presents a clear framework and practical interventions with which a safe, challenging and effective team culture can be created within any business. Bringing together the crucial ingredients for excellent teamwork: trust, participation and team loyalty.

This is the translation of her Dutch book 'Normaal is anders!'

Cover van Normaal is anders!

Normaal is anders!

Title:
Normaal is anders!
 
Subtitle:
Leidinggeven aan culturele dynamiek in teams
 
Author:
Jitske Kramer
 
Publisher:
Business Contact
 
Book:
Paperback, 208 pagina's
 
ISBN:
978-90-470-0127-0
 
 
 
 
Order this book? Click here!

De wereld houdt niet op bij je achtertuin. Werken in een interculturele omgeving, binnen Nederland of daarbuiten, geeft een unieke dynamiek aan teamwerk, een dynamiek die ervoor zorgt dat multiculturele teams excelleren of onderpresteren. Verschillen kunnen creativiteit doen bloeien, maar zorgen ook voor onzekerheid. En dat is spannend, soms zelfs bedreigend omdat de machtsbalansen gaan schuiven. Goed leiderschap is dan noodzakelijk.

Maar hoe stuur je als leider de culturele dynamiek in een groep? En waar moet je op letten? Normaal is anders! geeft antwoord op deze vragen. Het biedt geen recept voor unieke situaties, maar ontwikkelt een helder model om de dynamiek in een team te sturen, en laat zien hoe je een teamcultuur kunt creëren die prettig, passend en effectief is. Het resultaat: onderling vertrouwen, participatie en teamloyaliteit; noodzakelijke ingrediënten voor excellent teamwerk.

  • Van groot belang voor iedereen die met mensen uit verschillende culturen werkt

  • Een bijzondere combinatie van theoretische helderheid en praktische slagvaardigheid

Trade Marketing Director Asia at Carlsberg Group

Sviatlana Filonava

"Jitske was an excellent speaker at EPWN event “The 8 guidelines to inclusive cultures”, making it a huge success with her energy and fresh ideas. The topic is hot and has a lot of speakers; it’s her charisma and deep understanding of the subject that makes the difference. Engaged and engaging, open and clearly passionate about her view on cultural diversity. ?Thanks for making it fun and memorable experience." 


CSP Consulting & Keynote Speeches at New Construction Strategies

Ted Garrison

"If you want to learn how to understand and connect with business leaders around the world - Jitske is the perfect person for you to work with. Her programs make learning this intricate skill easy and enjoyable. She is a true professional - you can't go wrong." 

Quality and Creativity through Diversity
Quality and Creativity through Diversity
Quality and Creativity through Diversity
Quality and Creativity through Diversity