Kjetil Sandermoen

Managing Director, Author and Founder

University of Fredericton, Sandermoen School of Business and Sandermoen Business Management AG


Kjetil Sandermoen is an academic and management consultant. The former Principal Associate and Professional Director of the Adizes Institute, Kjetil is the founder and principal owner of the University of Fredericton, a Canadian degree-granting university. Sandermoen School of Business provides graduate programmes. Kjetil has facilitated major change programmes in companies globally, leading to vastly improved business performance, in 24 countries on 5 continents. Kjetil is an economist from Karlstad University, Sweden. He speaks the following languages: Norwegian, English, German, as well as Danish and Swedish. Kjetil is married and lives in Switzerland. He was born in 1956, has three children and is a citizen of Norway.

Presentation Abstract

Turn volatility into your comparative advantage

Why do some corporations master volatility while others do not? The secret is in their structure – how they are organised. Volatility is driven by comprehensive changes and it has become the new normal. My presentation will give insights into how to design and organise your business to make sure that it remains both effective and efficient, even in times of high volatility. In other words, how to make volatility an advantage by knowing what to do, what not to do and when to do it!

Sourcing, procurement and technology are all imperative keywords in handling volatility, but to master volatility we have to design our structure to be adaptable and responsive. Find out where your corporation is in this regard. Do you have an organisational structure that allows flexibility? Is it maybe too rigid or, on the contrary, too uncontrollable? Which functions are driving, and which are driven; is the tail wagging the dog maybe?

Presentation Time

Master Classes

Friday, 13 September 2019, 9:00 - 9:45

FEICA Conference