Applying the Lessons of Haier's Rendanheyi beyond China

Becoming an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Enabling Organisation

In this second webinar, we will explore how key elements and principles of Haier’s model of organising have been adopted by Western companies that have been previously acquired from the Chinese giant.

We will draw general conclusions about how the Rendanheyi—and the more general movement of management transformation of which it is an expression—can provide potential answers to the questions of organizing in the 21st Century, beyond China.
We'll be hearing directly from the experience of GE Appliances & Haier Europe—through the voice of their leaders—and how they've done so far.
In the opening, we’ll be also hearing directly from Haier’s CEO Zhang Ruimin: in an exclusive video interview he will reply to some of the questions that emerged in the previous webinar of the series (catch up with that here).

May 28, 2020
2-4 pm Central European Time


Register even if you cannot join, we'll send you the recording.

Special Guests

Kevin Nolan

CEO General Electric Appliances, a Haier Company

Yannick Fierling

CEO Haier Europe, incl. Candy Hoover

with a Q&As session featuring​

Bram van der Lecq

MSc Culture, Organization and Management — Researcher at Corporate Rebels

Bill Fischer

Professor of innovation management at ​IMD, author of the book Reinventing Giants: How Chinese Global Competitor Haier Has Changed the Way Big Companies Transform and long time consultant of Haier’s iconic CEO Zhang Ruimin

Simone Cicero

Co-founder Boundaryless and Original Ideator of the Platform Design Toolkit

Featuring an exclusive interview with

Zhang Ruimin

CEO Haier Group

In which he replies some of the questions emerged in our previous webinar on the following macro-topics:

  • Applying Rendanheyi beyond China
  • Haier’s next phase? How will it look like? 
  • How are strategic changes inspired by the CEO communicated, implemented, and challenged by the rest of the company? 
  • Exploring Haier’s purpose in a world in change: what’s beyond customer experience?

Stuart Crainer

Co-founder, Thinkers50

Rendanheyi Masterclass

Learning and applying Haier's Model of Organizing

1st Haier Certified Online Course

If you're enjoying our webinar series on Haier you may consider to join an upcoming 3 Half Day online course certified by the Haier Model Institute that Bill Fischer, Simone Cicero and team will facilitate online on June 16-17-18 for a limited cohort of maximum 40 participants.

The course will be an excellent opportunity to:

  • Learn more about the story of Haier and the basics of Rendanheyi organizational model;
  • Identify the cultural elements that need to be developed if your organization wants to embrace a culture of entrepreneurship and ecosystem enablement;
  • Explore the pitfalls and challenges in transforming an organization into a rapidly evolving organism;
  • Discover a practical set of visual tools to design experiments to be executed in your organization.

The course will be the first one to be Certified by Haier Model Institute and will also be essential to provide access to a community of experts and practitioners, that will be animated directly by Haier, Boundaryless and other partners and will be a unique place for those interested in exploring the Rendanheyi model and its general principles of applicability, in more depth.

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