Many organisations say they would like to improve their results by empowering their people to innovate and take responsibility for better solutions, but this often proves elusive. A new approach, being implemented in organisations since 2010 in the Netherlands to meet the challenges of a complex and fast-changing world, is achieving remarkable outcomes. It is called collective leadership. This case study tells the story of Ardanta's experience of collective leadership, and the profound cultural shift it generated.

Originally written in 2015 by author and journalist Alison Maitland. Updated version published in December 2021 with our latest insights and developments, and an interview with Ardanta's current CEO Guido Horst, in which we reflect on 12 years of collective leadership.

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