The authors

  • want to share their views and insights on Finland, its society and its people, and establish a connection with the wider world
  • wish to apply those perceptions
  • use them to influence matters in alignment with the purpose of the network
Ahonen Pertti

Ahonen Pertti

Pertti Ahonen, D.Soc.Sc., M.Econ. & Business, was in 1984-1988 Associate Professor of Administrative Studies at the University of Helsinki and in 1990-2010 Professor of Public Administration, with special reference to Financial Administration, at the University of Tampere. He is since 2010 Professor of Political Science at the University of Helsinki. Pertti Ahonen is a member of the editorial board of National Dynamics.

Brissett Leslie

Brissett Leslie

Company Secretary and Principal Consultant
Tavistock Institute of Human Relations
1957

Huhtinen Aki-Mauri

Huhtinen Aki-Mauri

Aki-Mauri Huhtinen, (LTC (GS), PhD) is a military professor at the Finnish National Defence University in the Department of Leadership and Military Pedagogy. His areas of expertise are military leadership, command and control, the philosophy of science in military organizational research and the philosophy of war. He has published peer-reviewed journal articles, a book chapter and books on information warfare and non-kinetic influence in the battle space. Aki-Mauri is a member of the editorial board of National Dynamics.

Högberg Britta

Högberg Britta

Britta Högberg, licensed psychologist, PhD in Pedagogy. She has been research leader at Stockholm City Council and lecturer at the Department of Education at Stockholm University. After retiring she has been worker as writer. She writes about professional competence and quality. Her book on the subject was released in 2016. She is one of the founders of AGSLO and served on the board for more than thirty years. She has also worked as staffmember and director on group relation conferences in Sweden, Norway, England and USA.

Kovanen Pirjo

Kovanen Pirjo

Pirjo Kovanen, Master of Education, teacher and a thinker. She has worked in developmental projects supported by the European Social Fund for developing practices for prevention of the exclusion of young people and to recognize and validate competencies. Her latest work has been to implement and develope services for young asylum seekers who have arrived in Finland without a guardian. Nowadays she and her family work as volunteer support persons for immigrant youngsters and she is currently studying to become a Special Education Teacher.

Larsson Magnus

Larsson Magnus

Magnus Larsson, licensed psychologist. PhD, works as an associate professor at the Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School, in Denmark. His research and teaching primarily covers leadership. He is also chairman of the swedish group relations organization AGSLO, and has participated as staff member on conferences in Sweden, Denmark, and at the Faroe Islands.

Partanen Jenni

Partanen Jenni

Jenni Partanen is an architect, urban planner and a doctor of technology who currently works at the University of Tampere. Her research interests are particularly in self-organizing economic and socio-cultural processes and mechanisms, in problematic of ubiqutous 'programmable city', and the possibilities of planning in controlling and forecasting the complex urbanity. Partanen teaches urban planning and design and GIS to architectural students on bachelor's and master's degree.

Partanen Leena

Partanen Leena

Leena Partanen is an engineer and she has been working as a consultant in the field of electro-technical trade for quite some time now.
Further, Leena is an author as well as an active member of writers’ groups. Leena nurtured her writing skills at Orivesi College, in summer and weekend courses at the Free Writing School, and in online courses at the Laajasalo College.

Pihkala Juha

Pihkala Juha

I am Juha Pihkala, 75 years old, living in Tampere, a docent in Helsinki University, and retired from my position as bishop. Before that I was working as a priest in the congregation; later as Secretary General of Tampere bishopric, and finally as the director of the church education center.

In this millennium I have been chairman of the Pirkanmaa health care regions ethical advisory board. I write, read a lot (mainly non-fiction),and I translate classical Christian texts from Latin.

Rainio Elina

Rainio Elina

Elina Rainio has a MA of drama pedagogy and she is a work community coach and a licentiate of theatre pedagogics. She is also a pioneer of developing different working methods and storytelling in Finland. Elina has coached functionally different work communities for over 30 years and she works for Sillanrakentamo in Espoo. www.sillanrakentamo.com

Salmi Anja

Salmi Anja

Anja Salmi, MD, psychiatrist, is CEO of Psychiatric outpatient clinic Egofunktio Ltd, she has studied psychoanalytic organization dynamics since 1981 and a long term associate to Tavistock Institute (TIHR) in London. She has taken part in various happenings of group dynamics in different parts of the world, educated and consulted on these basis. She is the Chairman of the Editorial Board and the Chief Editor of the web magazine.

Sher Mannie

Sher Mannie

MANNIE SHER, PhD
Director, Group Relations Programme
Tavistock Institute of Human Relations

Visakko Tomi

Visakko Tomi

Tomi Visakko (PhD) is a researcher who hopes to understand human cultural behavior by drawing from anthropology, linguistics and semiotics. His current research interests revolve around roles in social interaction and specifically the kinds of cultural techniques, values and epistemic formations that operate in role socialization and self-transformation.