After his studies in social sciences (drs.) and philosophy at the University of Groningen, VNO/De Baak followed a postgraduate 'retraining' to become an 'assistant-to-the-manager', supplemented with organisational studies at the Open University. After that, he received solid practical lessons in his work, in municipal politics as chairman of political groups and in various presidencies.
Here too, however, something about his work. Thanks to his life lessons, his studies, his political experience, his work experiences in the business world, the consultancy world and in government, Gaston Vilé (1956) has come to see working together and working with each other in any form of organisation as living with and living together in 'Houses of Togetherness™'. In a way, also employees in their organisations or people who work together in a project, 'live' in such a House. His motivation is to work on getting and keeping these Houses in order.
The House of Togetherness™ is the conceptual framework of Gaston Vilé. This interpretation framework is the result of a long search. Gaston has always searched for a tool, an instrument to understand cooperation problems (such as hassle). Because he did not find such an instrument, he developed one himself over the years (see also Research).
Why is he doing all this? Because he wants to contribute to a joyful and adventurous (working) life for working people. Hassle and an unpleasant working atmosphere stand in the way of this. That is why Gaston Vilé works on working together.
His greatest life lesson? Bridges and bands are built from two sides.