Who We Are:

We can reflect on over 30 years in business and the thousands of companies we have helped to become truly global. We were founded when organisational culture and intercultural management were still firmly in the realm of academia.

Hofstede Insights was created in 2017 from a merger between itim International and The Hofstede Centre.

Pioneering the operationalisation of academic research into business area, we are instrumental in continuously building on the work of Prof. Geert Hofstede.

Throughout our history, we have absorbed the knowledge and spirit of the organisations we have merged with. This has resulted in our position as a leader in organisational culture and cultural management, as well as over 15 years experience in employee survey creation and management.


We deliver solutions to optimise international teamwork; to improve global cooperation; to find the right balance between standardisation and localisation. Our consultants draw on more than 30 years of experience improving effectiveness for companies like IKEA and SIEMENS, successfully extending the global reach of companies large and small.

Our services:

Built on the approach developed by Prof. Hofstede and extended by our vast experience, we offer the following services in the area of organisational culture:

  • Organisational cultural analysis
  • Management team audits
  • Aligning strategy and culture
  • Change management

We also offer the following services in the area of Intercultural management, also based on the approach developed by Prof. Hofstede:

  • Training
  • Consulting
  • E-learning
  • Facilitation

If you’d like further information, or you have any questions regarding our offerings please contact us using the contact details or the form below.

    • For commercial partnerships, contact Egbert Schram, Group CEO, egbert.schram @ hofstede-insights.com
    • For applied research, contact Michael Schachner, Head of Research, michael.schachner @ hofstede-insights.com
    • For media contact, contact Celia Zanin, CMO, celia.zanin @ hofstede-insights.com


The Headquarter is located in Mikonkatu 17 A, 00100 Helsinki, FINLAND

General information
+358 923 163 043

Technical Support
+358 923 163 74

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