Wouter ten Have is one of the founders and partners of TEN HAVE Change Management. After completing his studies in Economics at the VU University Amsterdam, he started working at Berenschot in 1994. There he fulfilled positions in research, consultancy, and management. In 1998, together with his brother Steven, he founded The Change Factory: a Berenschot a consultancy group in the field of organizational change. Wouter has led this group for five years. Lastly, he has been a member of the Berenschot group management, where he was responsible for all Berenschot’s business activities. Based on his interest in understanding organizations, he started a PhD research and obtained his doctorate in 2011 on the difference between organizations which are, and which are not systematically controlled (“in control”). Since 2002, he additionally works at the VU University Amsterdam, where he offers courses, in particular for postgraduate students, in the subject of change management. In 2016, Wouter was also appointed as professor of Organizational Change.
As an organizational consultant, he advises managing boards and boards of large and medium-sized companies and non-profit organizations on strategy implementation, organizational design, organizational change, managing organizations and the developing of managers.
In addition to his work as a consultant and professor, Wouter is active as a supervisor. He does this as vice-chairman of the Supervisory Board (RvT) of Cito and as a member of the RvT of the Quadrant Group.
In the past 25 years, Wouter has published 19 books as author and co-author, including: Key Management Models, Het boek Verandering, Het Veranderboek, Weg van verandering, Veranderkracht, Change Competence, Reconsidering Change Management and Waardevol Organiseren en Veranderen.
He has written a large number of articles in the field of management and organization, both for scientific journals and for various management magazines. These can be found in our online publication bank.