Stokke to half the management team in Coop Norway

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When Geir Inge Stokke took over the lead in Coop Norway, he had too much staff – including a management team of 24 people. Now 650 people has left the company due to overlapping work after the ICA acquisition. And 13 leaves the management team.

”24 people who report to me are simply too many. It is not effective, Stokke tells Aftenposten.

He describes Group management meetings more like information sessions than a place for good discussions.

”We need to be more coordinated and gain even more punch in the organization. Then we need an efficient management team that takes the important discussions,”Geir Inge Stokke said in an interview with Norwegian paper Aftenposten.