Oy Benchmarking Ltd
Lantinen Pitkakatu 18 B 45
20100 Turku, Finland
Origin of ChangeManager Pro
The product portfolio is developed by Benchmarking Ltd. in cooperation with the wide-ranging organisations. The books included in the Portfolio are written by the experts in the respective field and tested through feedback from over 50 organisation from the industry to training organisations.
Kari Tuominen (engineer), a main developer of the Portfolio, has been working in managerial and development functions for various international corporations both in Finland and abroad for 26 years. In addition to operational responsibility his duties have always included planning and implementation of extensive development and change programs.
These experiences are presented in his book Managing Change: Practical Strategies for Competitive Advantage published by ASQ Quality Press, USA, 2000.
His NLP Trainer Degree has given to him a deeper understanding of interpersonal motivation factors when starting the development program. Annual training workshops at the Kensington Consulting Center in Britain (Peter Lang and Elspeth McAdam) and Sue Annis Hammond's research, ideas, and thoughts have inspired him to incorporate the Appreciative Inquiry approach into the assessment. Benchmarking (Robert C. Camp), NLP modeling (Robert Dilts), and Kolb?s learning approach have generated many ideas as to how you can learn from your own and others' experiences.
As a consultant Kari Tuominen has guided the self assessment processes in several small and large organisations and incorporated these experiences into the products.