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CLIENT

Nordic Company

Financial Service 

Challenge
Results

The executive leadership team in Customer Service Nordic Area, usually set the direction for the coming year. Due to big changes within the company there was a need to involve, engage and align all managers on how the next year roadmap should apply to the company’s’ overall strategy.

68 Participants

The results of the 2-day Rapid Solution Workshop was firstly, insights to market trends and customer expectations from key stakeholders. 

Secondly, based on these insights, the group developed several strategic initiatives. Among these, the group chose 15 strategic initiatives to detail the quality and robustness of and link to their Must Win Battles.

Thirdly, the initiatives were detailed into one-pagers and were arranged, aligned and committed into the Customer Service roadmap for the coming year.

Managers across the Nordic countries collaborated and aligned a strategy to their next year roadmap.

Outcome

Enabled managers to initiate and succeed with the agreed strategic initiatives to meet their goals and customer expectations.

 

All managers became ambassadors for the roadmap and it enabled them to give clear communication to all employees about what was going to happen next year.

 

Did we mention that the overall rating was 6.4 out of 7 for our deliverables?

CLIENT

Danish/European Company

Financial Service 

CLIENT

Global Company

Production & Service

Challenge
Results

How to grow and expand the business in a healthy economic way? The challenge for the executive leadership team was that the business and the organisation were growing but it had become difficult for section leaders to navigate and make long term business decisions because they lacked the overall strategy for the company.

4 Participants

The results of the 2-day Rapid Solution Workshop was firstly, alignment on four Must Win Battles on how the company should achieve their 5-year strategy. Secondly, the group identified several strategic initiatives and tied them to the Must Win Battles. Among these, the group prioritised 16 initiatives to detail the quality and robustness into project mandates which thirdly, was collaboratively aligned across all business areas in a Transformation Map.

Executive leaders committed to their first 5-year guiding strategy and next year implementation plan.

Outcome

Achieved alignment and ownership on decided scenario and commitment to communicate, execute and implement the strategy in the business units.

Ensured that everyone had confidence that the decisions made can work across business areas and support functions.

CLIENT

Danish Company

Financial Service 

Challenge
Results

A lot of work had been put into the new company strategy and the question was how to engage, receive feedback and enable all business units in Denmark to adopt it quickly. 

Furthermore, the executive leadership team wanted to present the new visual identity in a creative way and that people had fun!

330 Participants

The results of the 1-day Rapid Solution Workshop was a spectacular iterative kick-off engaging all employees.

Firstly, all employees got a deep understanding of the new strategy, insights in the intentions behind the new visual identity and what the future targets for each business areas were. Secondly, they were engaged in discussing how to enable the adoption of the new strategy into their business unit afterwards. Thirdly, they got the chance to provide feedback to the leadership team and catch up with their colleagues across the company in an engaging, informal and fun way.

Employees including managers and executive leadership were kicking off the new company strategy.

Outcome

Involving all managers and employees in a collaborative and engaging way, accelerated the buy-in and adoption from all business units to the new company strategy.

The leadership team received qualified feedback from each business area that enabled them to circle back and adjust the strategy.

Did we mention that they also had fun?

CLIENT

Nordic Company

Production & Service

Challenge
Results

How to create commitment for necessary changes to grow 15% each year? The challenge for the CEO and his leadership team was how to accelerate a common understanding, within the whole organisation, the need for implementing necessary changes that would realize the boards growth targets for the company.

18 Participants

The results of the 2-day Rapid Solution Workshop was firstly, four identified Must Win Battles on how will achieve their 2-year strategy together. Secondly, the group developed several project initiatives that were tied to the Must Win Battles. Among these, the group prioritized 18 initiatives to detail the quality and robustness into project mandates which thirdly, was collaboratively aligned across all business areas in a Transformation Map.

Executive leaders including the ext. management team committed to a 2-year guiding strategy and an implementation plan for the coming year.

Outcome

Achieved joint ownership on decided scenario for and ensured that minimum 85% of employees clearly understand the strategy and their own role in that strategy.

Ensured that everyone had confidence that the decisions made can work across business areas and support functions.

Did we mention that already 12 months later they achieved the boards target by more than 25 percent?

CLIENT

Municipality

Public Sector

Challenge
Results

A new management profile was developed and communicated by the executive leadership in a large municipality in Denmark to be implemented. 5 units were merged into one logic division with a new appointed director. The newly formed leadership team’s challenge was how to create cohesion between distributed units with a common professional foundation for corporation and operation.

6 + 130 Participants

The results of several 1-day and 2-day Rapid Solution Workshops was firstly insights, alignment and commitment in the new leadership team to the requirements and expectations of the new management profile.

Secondly, each unit was separately engaged in team dynamics to adopt a common language for collaboration across all units.

Thirdly, all employees identified and developed 6 new common values for the whole division.

Fourthly, each unit discussed and aligned on how they would implement and adopt the new way of working with the new management profile.

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Managers and employees collaborated and developed a common identity for the merged division to a adopt the new management profile in the municipality.

Outcome

Enabled the new leadership team to become ambassadors for the implementation of new management profile in each unit.

 

Achieved commitment from all employees on important principles for ’How to Work’ together to reduce barriers and obstacles in their everyday life, with the new management profile.

CLIENT

Kulturmødet Mors

Public Sector

Challenge
Results

Due to the enormous success of the not-for-profit event – Kulturmødet Mors – the operating organization was challenged to support the scale it had become. They needed to gather all relevant key stakeholders to discuss how to transition into a more efficient and sustainable working operating model that could ensure a future “Kulturmødet Mors” without losing its core values.

The results of a half day Rapid Solution Workshop was firstly, an investigation into which business model that should support the future of Kulturmødet Mors.

Secondly, they identified and aligned which specific management structure that would sustain a future operation and development.

Thirdly, they synthesised on the specific requirements for the one person who should represent the event externally as well as the level of decision-making competence this person should have.

12 Participants

The Board of Directors and the steering committee collaborated on how to professionalize the organization.

Outcome

Enabled the mayor, artists, corporate people and founders of the event to collaborate and reach a common ground on which changes that needs to be initiated to overcome future challenges and sustain Kulturmødet Mors without losing its core values.

 

Did we mention that Kulturmødet Mors has become one of the biggest cultural events in Denmark?

CLIENT

Danish Company

Family-owned

Challenge
Results

A small family-owned company yet with a huge market share in Denmark where challenged with what exit-strategy the founders should chose within the next 5 years due to retirement. Should they sell right away to their competitor due to their current position in the market or should they wait 5 years to sell or start handing over the keys to the next generation in the family.

The results of the 1-day Rapid Solution Workshop was firstly, insights to possible future scenarios for the company and clarification of any dilemmas associated with them.

Secondly, in groups they identified opportunities and implications for each scenario.

Thirdly, they prioritized each scenario based on each individual preference. This became foundation for discussion to reach an alignment on which future scenario that was most attractive to proceed with.

4 Participants

Both generations in the family collaborated and discussed 'pros and cons' for the different exit strategies.

Outcome

Achieved alignment and commitment for a decided scenario and what necessary changes they, as a family, need to initiate the coming 3-6 months to reach a 5-year exit strategy.

 

Ensured that the whole family had confidence and will take responsibility in implementing the future strategy for the company.

CLIENT

Global Company

IT & Technology

Challenge
Results

The headquarter appointed a new CEO to lead and manage the local entity in Denmark to regain market share and grow the customer base. The new CEO’ challenge was therefore how to mobilize the extended management team to improve collaboration across teams to increase growth and sales.

The results of the 1-day Rapid Solution Workshop was firstly, a clear understanding of the value and necessity to collaborate better together to increase growth and sales.

Secondly, they collaborated, calibrated and identified concrete initiatives on how to live the core values including increase fun in the daily collaboration.

Thirdly, discussed and aligned on how to provide positive and constructive feedback to each other to increase productive teamwork.

28 Participants

Executive leaders and extended management team collaborated on how to optimize the way they work together on sales and operation.

Outcome

A strong ownership in the extended management team to take responsibility to implement agreed initiatives and behavior to increase growth and sales.

 

An increased awareness on how to apply a healthy feedback culture to improve sales.

 

Did we mention that they had fun?

CLIENT

Sport Event Denmark

Public Sector

Challenge

Sport Event Denmark attracts and funds many big international sport events to be held in Denmark, but they miss the one major Danish sport event that can attract the broad public attendees and international participation. They needed a way to involve many key and very different stakeholders to tab into their knowledge and experience. 

38 Participants
Results

The results of the 1-day Rapid Solution Workshop was firstly, a common understanding of what it takes to attract, execute and develop a major Danish sporting event that can receive broad public support as well as international participation. 

Secondly, the group got insights to lessons learned from another big Danish public event.

Thirdly, in groups they brainstormed and developed several ideas and selected three ideas to iterate and improve the quality and robustness of.

A diverse group of stakeholders collaborated what it will take to create a public sport event.

Outcome

A qualified decision foundation for whether the potential is present for a major sport event in Denmark that complies with Sport Event Denmark’s vision and ambition.

 

Sport Event Denmark had three qualified ideas on what and how to initiate the next major Danish sport event.

CLIENT

NordicCompany

Production & Service

Challenge
Results

The company had grown their employee and customer base in a short period of time due to expansion to more industries. The CEO’ challenge was how to strengthen the performance culture among all employees and align it with the company’s vision, mission and values.

The results of several half day Rapid Solution Workshops was firstly, insights to communication strategies and engagement in team dynamics to adopt a common language for collaboration across business units.

Secondly, they explored and collaborated, with inputs from their customers and key suppliers, how their future market demands would look like.

Thirdly, they calibrated the common understanding of the company’s core values and with these insights, they discussed and synthesized how it can be aligned with their customer engagement.

Fourthly, each business unit discussed and agreed how they would implement the new insights to further improve their performance.

75 Participants

All employees discussed and collaborated on what and how to improve the performance culture.

Outcome

Increased awareness and motivation among employees to the company’s vision, mission and values and how to apply it to their customers future needs and expectations.

 

Alignment and commitment across all business units on how to increase performance.

CLIENT

Global Company

Production & Service

Challenge

The executive leadership team identified a year back the company’s ‘Must Win Battles, several strategic initiatives and a transformation plan to increase growth. Looking back at the ‘year that passed’ one thing was to assess the learnings and the need for adjustment but the challenge at the same time was, how to engage and commit the extended management team even more and take responsibility moving forward.

Results

The results of the 1-day Rapid Solution Workshop was firstly, a mutual understanding on the progress and experience with the implementation of the strategic initiatives that were initiated a year back. 

Secondly, ‘buy-in’ from the extended management team with identified new activities that support the company’s ‘Must Win Battles’. 

Thirdly, together they calibrated and aligned the guiding strategy.

9 Participants

The executive leadership team and the extended management team collaborated to adjust the implementation plan and align with the strategy.

Outcome

Buy-in from the extended management team to the 5-year strategy and Must Win Battles by aligning and committing to new and updated activities.

 

A calibrated strategy and an updated implementation plan that expresses what they want to achieve in the coming years.

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