Philippe Auther

Co-Founder Howard Partners


The concept of autonomy is the fuel of the company's agility, that is to say in its ability to make each employee, from manager to operator, aware of their individual responsibility for the benefit of a group, the organisation. Autonomy is not independence, anarchy. Autonomy is also not passive adherence to a “doxa”, a form of self-censorship.
Developing autonomy cannot be ordained. It needs to be stimulated. It needs to be fed. To do this, many leverages are available to a manager. Businesses should not be liberated. Individuals must be set free.

About the speaker

Co-founder of Howard Partners, a consulting firm, Philippe Auther has a career spanning nearly 30 years in management positions in banking institutions and major consulting firms. Defining himself as an "objectivist", Philippe likes to take a global approach to subjects and propose innovative steps. He has also been teaching students at ESCP Business School for more than 15 years.