Beyond Budgeting – Business agility in practice. The Handelsbanken case story.

Could taking a different approach to budgeting deliver impressive results?

Beyond Budgeting is about far more than just budgets, it’s business agility in practice. Join us as Bjarte Bogsnes, Chair of the Beyond Budgeting Round Table, shares one of the most well-known business agility and Beyond Budgeting legends – Handelsbanken.  

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Beyond Budgeting – background, philosophy and the 12 principles to help make creating realistic, effective, and focused budgets easier
  • Companies on the journey and examples of how they operate – learn from their experience and discover best practices for budgeting
  • Learn how business agility legend Handelsbanken delivered impressive results by taking a different approach to budgeting

Note for Professional Members and Corporates 

Whilst this event is open to Associates, Professional members, and our Corporates, there will be a private 30-minute Q&A for "Professionals and Corporates only" after the main event.  

If you’d like to join us for the Q&A, and don't yet have professional membership, you can find out how to upgrade here or email [email protected] 

Level: 2

Bjarte  Bogsnes

Bjarte Bogsnes

Chairman, Beyond Budgeting

Bjarte Bogsnes has a long international career, both in Finance and HR. He is a pioneer in the Beyond Budgeting movement and has been heading up the implementation of Beyond Budgeting at Equinor (formerly Statoil), Scandinavia’s largest company. He led a similar initiative in Borealis in the mid-nineties, one of the companies that inspired the Beyond Budgeting model.  

Equinor realized that traditional leadership and management practices no longer work in today’s organizations operating in business environments more complex, dynamic and unpredictable than ever. The company implemented innovative alternatives to traditional management, such as abolishing traditional budgets and calendar-based management in favour of more decentralized, agile and human processes.   

Bjarte is Chairman of Beyond Budgeting Roundtable (BBRT).  He is a popular international business speaker and Beyond Budgeting coach, and the winner of a Harvard Business Review/McKinsey Management Innovation award. Bjarte is author of "Implementing Beyond Budgeting - Unlocking the Performance Potential", where he writes about his almost thirty-year long Beyond Budgeting journey. His new book ”This is Beyond Budgeting – A Guide to More Adapative and Human Organizations”, with a foreword by Gary Hamel, is out January 2023.