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Jitske Kramer travels all over the world to learn from traditional healers, leaders, surprising innovators and random strangers. She views the world and individual organizations through the eyes of an anthropologist. Her discipline, cultural anthropology, questions what it means to be a human being amidst other humans in organizational settings and beyond.

In 2012, she introduced Deep Democracy in the Netherlands, where she and her Human Dimensions team provide training. Kramer is always looking for new ways to build strong tribes and reinforce mutual ties. She shares her knowledge with people in the world of organizational consultancy, collaboration and leadership by means of top-notch lectures and master classes. Her goal is to improve individual and group effectiveness and results (while also making the world a vastly more pleasant place to be). She trains people, so that we will never again have to hold meetings, but have lively and honest conversations instead. She captivates you with stories that create space for new ways of seeing and behaving. As her stories progress, what seemed normal to you becomes strange, and what was strange becomes familiar.

Jitske Kramer (1973). Corporate anthropologist. Public speaker. Entrepreneur. Facilitator. Founder of Human Dimensions. Trainer of the year 2013. Author of Managing Cultural Dynamics, Deep Democracy – The wisdom of the minority, Wow! What a Difference!, Voodoo – A Journey to Find Yourself Through Ancient Rituals, Work Has Left the Building and co-author of The Corporate Tribe (Management Book of the Year 2016, published in English, German, Russian, Dutch and Vietnamese) and Building Tribes. Kramer works in Dutch and English.

 

The Corporate Tribe - Danielle Braun & Jitske Kramer

No challenge is entirely new. In 60,000 years of human existence, nearly every problem we face in modern business has already been seen… and solved. We just have to figure out how to apply that age-old tribal wisdom to our current circumstances.

Over 35,000 copies sold | Winner of Management Book of the Year | Published in English, German, Russian, Vietnamese and Dutch | Click here for more information

 

Building Tribes - Jitske Kramer & Danielle Braun

Building Tribes is the next step after the prizewinning book The Corporate Tribe, a new book with organizational lessons from anthropology. In Building Tribes Jitske Kramer and Danielle Braun answer the question of How? How do you create a culture of excellence, how do you change an organization into a tribe, which anthropological lessons can you apply as a leader, a game changer, or consultant?

Shortlisted for Management Book of the Year | English sample translation available | Published in Russian and Dutch | Over 5,000 copies sold | Click here for more information

 

Jam Cultures - Jitske Kramer

‘Kramer sets out a clear path for better understanding and more inclusive cultures.’ – Financial Times

To solve complex problems, we need multiple angles and perspectives. And the courage to challenge our status quo by working with people who think differently. Inclusion is about co-creation. About the courage to invite people from various backgrounds to the table and to listen to all views. It requires us to deal with opposing forces to reach the highest goals.

Shortlisted for Management Book of the Year | Published in English and Dutch | Over 5,000 copies sold | Click here for more information

 

Voodoo - Jitske Kramer

Jitske Kramer is invited by a voodoo priest to spend a week in Togo and experience ancient rituals and voodoo ceremonies. In a midnight ritual she does a naked cleansing in the sacred forest, she dances to the rythm of the gods, learns her fate, gets rid of negative energies and receives leadership lessons from an almost hundred years old voodoo priest who has skulls hanging from his waist.

English sample translation available | Click here for more information

 

Work Has Left the Building - Jitske Kramer

Jitske Kramer wrote Work Has Left the Building during the second Dutch lockdown in October 2020. About how we experienced a collective culture shock with COVID-19 and the impact on our work life. Our timing has been off for months, we are confronted with uncertainties, crisis decisions and the necessity to adapt and change. Working from home became standard overnight which requires more than ‘playing online office at home with makeshift solutions’.

Over 20,000 copies sold | Full English translation available | Published in German and Dutch | Click here for more information

 

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