2023 Human Synergistics Culture Transformation Award – Rabobank

Published on 02 Oct 2023

2023 Culture Transformation Achievement Award

The Culture Transformation and Sustainability Awards recognise organisations which have created a Constructive Culture or sustained a Constructive Culture on a subsequent remeasure using the Organisational Culture Inventory® (OCI).

In 2023 we are pleased to announce one of our Cultural Transformation Award winners - Rabobank Australia!

Rabobank – the world’s leading Food and Agribusiness bank - is committed to their purpose of supporting their clients to feed the world more sustainably.

In an industry that has been under increasing pressure and regulation, Rabobank’s focus on their people and culture has resulted in a highly engaged organisation with strong connection to their purpose. Rabobank credits this to the strong partnership between the CEO and HR, together with the appointment and upskilling of Culture Coaches from across the organisation, having a profound impact throughout the organisation, supported by clear communication of their culture outcomes, action planning and roadmap.

To support their culture journey – Growing each other - Rabobank Australia undertook their first assessment using the Human Synergistics Organisational Culture Inventory® (OCI) in 2020. The subsequent assessment in 2022 saw an outstanding positive change across all behavioural styles, leading to them receiving a Culture Transformation Award. This transformation highlights the significant progress Rabobank has made as an organisation towards building a more constructive culture.

We were fortunate to have Peter Knoblanche, the bank’s recently retired CEO, share the Rabobank story and journey towards a constructive culture at our 2023 Culture & Leadership Conference. Peter has a particular passion for connecting business drivers to a higher purpose, to actively contribute to growing a better world together.