Every so often we come across situations that scream for improvement but it seems that everyone is just muddling along hoping that someone else will pick up what needs to be done. Well, sometimes we just can’t help ourselves and just have to step in. And, when we have committed to a cause, we don’t easily let go. Here you find examples of initiatives that originated in the hearts and minds of Camunico.
The social value of the financial sector
Financial Services lie at the heart of how our society functions. Yet the sector’s recent record has not been met with much social approval. People believe that financial services providers have lost a sense of the proper balance between their own narrow self-interest and their role and responsibilities in our overall social fabric.
Camunico brought together influential individuals in the financial services industry and other relevant sectors to discuss openly some of the challenging questions facing the industry, its regulators and the broader society to discuss such issues as:
– Is a change in culture necessary in the industry? Is it even possible?
– Is our regulatory framework appropriate? Does it help or hinder progress?
– What roles do politicians, regulators and industry executives have to play in re-setting the relationship between the industry and the rest of society?
As a cultural leadership firm, Camunico invited a select group of individuals to discuss these questions and others that came up throughout the course of conversation in the spirit of the salon as public sphere in which we created what has been described as “a theatre in modern societies in which participation is enacted through the medium of talk”.
To read the case study or download the positioning paper, please click here…
Dutch Association of Cultural Trustees
We initiated the Dutch Association for Cultural Trustees (NVTC) to encourage and support professionalism in governance within the arts sector. Today the association has over 100 members for (and with) whom the association shares and develops knowledge and insights. The NVTC organises training and education, national and regional meetings, expert meetings and initiates relevant research. To read the case study you can click here
Saving cultural heritage
There has been an enduring debate about the conservation and management of unique historical, cultural ships in the Netherlands. The existing fleet is threatened with falling into irreparable decay from a lack of funding and organisation.
We set-out to do two things simultaneously; to find practical solutions to stop the immediate and most urgent decay and to mobilise both political and policy makers to develop a common set of criteria that will serve as a basis for selection of ships for preservation. After a period of resistance, the initiative has grown well beyond our initial scope and is now leading to a national policy for all our mobile heritage.
To read the case study or download the publication (in Dutch), please click here…
The environment in which arts institutions are operating is subject to considerable change that has significantly impacted the future of these institutions. To thrive and to exploit opportunities that arise from uncertainties leaders in the arts need to transition their institutions, to build on existing strengths and relationships and create new strengths and relationships, including developing the leadership for the future that may be very different from today.
We believe that leadership, both at the Trustee or Supervisory Board level, and at the Executive level is crucial to success in addressing this changing environment. and creating the right environment for successful and appropriate social entrepreneurship within the institution.
Based on this premises we conducted a study in which more than 100 executives and supervisory board members from 10 arts instructions participated.
To read the research results, please click here…
A radical politics for business
We designed and ran a programme for the the Liberal Democratic Party in the United Kingdomto generate a fundamental dialogue between business and politics with the aim of obtaining insights in – and give further direction to – the necessary foundations for a stronger economy and a fairer and more prosperous society.
Nick Clegg (deputy prime minister and party leader of the Liberal Democrats at the time of publication) stated: “Personally, I found it fascinating to be able to talk and exchange ideas freely with senior business people and believe that Joe [Camunico partner Joe Zammit-Lucia] was right when he said that this kind of dialogue was a critical objective.”
To read the case study or download the publication, please click here…
In this section the people from Camunico share their thoughts, insights and experience on topics related to cultural leadership. In our articles and papers we might probe and even provoke to help our clients to develop cultures and strategies that drive sustainable success. You can read all our articles here…
Our client cases
There is no “typical” case study. Each engagement is different. What all of our engagements share, though, is our passion for leaving a legacy of more sustainable strategies, better aligned cultures and increased organisational resilience. Explore some examples of our work here…