Bengt Lindström, born 1953, has been an organizational development
consultant for more than 25 years. Bengt is one of the owners and the
CEO of the A&L Group.
From 1985 until 1991 Bengt was part owner in the OD consulting firm AB Arbetskonsulter where he was active in different positions in management and member of the board of trustees. Before that he was employed as an internal OD consultant and pedagogical expert within the Cooperative Association of Swedish Farmers, where he was focused on management and business development especially in the field of production such as feed milling and grain handling as well as machine retailing. This company group had more than 10000 employees at the time and was commonly owned by more than 60000 farmers. Bengt also worked with owner representation, democracy issues and development of board of trustees.
During the seventies Bengt worked with pedagogical and training development within the Swedish Military Defense system.
Recently Bengt has been working a lot with the public sector but has also several assignments in the for-profit sector and also in the non-profit and peace keeping organizations, such as UNICEF and trade unions. During the late eighties and the nineties Bengt had deep engagements as an OD consultant to different companies within the energy sector such as nuclear power plants, distribution of electricity and gas and marketing. For example he helped one big player in the energy sector to create an innovative, highly productive and sustainable service system for management succession planning.
Bengt has fundamental experience from the position as supportive and confrontative consultant to all kinds of positions, managers, specialists, teachers, chairmen of boards and many more as well as to internal and external consultants including project managers of huge IS and IT projects.
For more than 10 years Bengt has been teaching Organizational Diagnosis and Consulting Skills in the Psychology program at Uppsala University in Sweden. Bengt is also busy with different projects internationally, especially in the USA.
Examples of assignment over the last few years
University studies focused on behavioral sciences such as pedagogics, sociology, teaching-, training-, and learning technologies and psychology. Post university studies in group and organization psychology, professional consultation, communication, large group psychology and large group intervention, democracy and human rights and more.
Bengt has been lecturing on Good Practice in OD Consultation, Organizational Diagnosis and Consultative Work Procedures since 1993 in Psychology Program at Uppsala University in Sweden. For several years he also lectured at University of Lund in HR Program on the topic of The Identity of the HR Generalist and Specialist.
Areas of expertise
Bengt's most valued competence is what clients often refer to as being consultatively present, to be a patient support to the client (or the client system) that appreciates a consultant who doesn’t always have the right answer.
Over the years Bengt has, by himself and together with clients and colleagues, developed, deepened and refined concepts, tools and materials within the following areas:
Bengt has been part of developing the best-practice that we now deliver in the certification programs. Properly used it helps individuals to insights that sometimes have a direct effect on certain important choices or the possibilities to collaborate with someone. In the same way it has proven to be of invaluable help to lots of large and small organizations around the world. Bengt developed the certification process and he is one of the few who has formal eligibility to certify others and to issue company licences, regional and/or country licences.
A few references
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