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Chemist | Organisational theorist | Ethicist | Philosopher

Maarten Verkerk

He is a thinker who is constantly looking towards taking his thoughts into action! He is an experienced driving force who knows how to translate complex problems into practical solutions....

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Keynote spreker,Moderator,Workshop / Masterclass

Specialist Subjects

1.Innovation in care

Innovation is a process. To make innovation happen successfully, one needs to connect board, professionals, patients and stakeholders into one process. This is about both a strategic vision in innovation, as well as practical tools to execute this innovation process.

2.Innovation in education

Innovation is a process. To make innovation happen successfully, one needs to connect board, teachers, parents, pupils and stakeholders into one process. This is about both a strategic vision in innovation, as well as practical tools to execute this innovation process.

3.Sustainable enterprising, innovation and meaning

It is about leaving the world in a healthy state to our children and grandchildren. It is about preventing the polar caps from melting and nature from being damaged irreparably. Sustainability demands innovative solutions. But most of all, it is about motivation and effort. This is why a connection needs to be made with values and meaning giving.

4.Leadership and meaning

Why do I work so hard? Why do I find it so important to be successful? At times, we are all beset by this kind of questions. And they come back, time and again. The Jewish book of Ecclesiastes challenges you to raise these questions. It offers a refreshing common sense, inspires to act and stimulates to enjoy life.

5.Leadership, power and trust

How does one realise high performance teams? In my second dissertation, Trust and Power on the Shop Floor, I showed that there is a remarkable dynamic between leadership, power and trust. This dynamic leads to decreasing efficiency and quality in strict hierarchical organisations, whereas in participative organisations in which people trust each other, the efficiency and quality increase.

6.Business Ethics

‘Ethics’ often have a negative ring. The thought is that ethics restrict entrepreneurs in their actions. At first sight, this is true, of course. But (s)he who takes a sharper look, sees that ethics work as an invisible hand that leads the organisation. A pleasant by-effect often is the

7.Ethics of design

How does one design new installations and plants? What role is there for ethics? There are several approaches to raise the ethics. A fruitful way starts with the so-called Triple 1 Model in cohesion with value-driven development.

8.Completed life

I was a member of the Schnabel committee that advised our government on the issue of ‘completed life’. In this issue, it is not only about the question of the individual citizen’s opinion, but much more about the question of what responsibility belongs to the government. The Schnabel committee has given a clear answer.

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