We connect silos
Focusing our work on the "in-betweens"; the spaces between people, roles, functions, departments, business units and different levels in the hierarchy..
We leverage resistance
Inviting the antagonists and the "opposition forces" to dialogue. We have yet to meet an employee who goes to work in the morning with a mission to destroy as much as possible. We all want to do what we believe is best - for the organisation, and also for ourselves. People with opposing views are often a force to be reckoned with. We believe in the power of this force and how it may bring momentum when channeled
in the right direction.
We drive meaning
Constantly working to secure a sense of connection and improved communication and co-constructing social realities. Misinterpretations and misunderstandings often form communication gaps, which in turn creates barriers and disconnects. We create arenas where joint stories can evolve and be retold.
Giramar Consulting supported me in establishing my new Management Team, and in implementing our new strategy, which entailed moving from a hierarchical organization to a cross functional organisation. Giramar worked closely both with the executive team as well as the interdisciplinary teams in establishing a common understanding of the strategy, clear mandates to the teams and a new way of working to achieve our goals. Giramar also acted as personal advisor and sparring partner to me as the CEO throughout the process and provided coaching to other individuals in the organization. Giramar’s work helped us deliver significant financial and organizational impact as we were able to grow the business, teams became more effective with faster decisions and employee satisfaction improved. Towards the end of our engagement with Giramar, Gjensidige Bank was acquired by Nordea, and our focus shifted towards change management and leadership under uncertainty. The acquisition became a success as we maintained our growth trajectory, employee satisfaction and confident leaders throughout the merger. I am very pleased with the work Giramar Consulting did for us, and I give them my greatest recommendations.
Verdane continuously trusts Giramar in busines critical projects related to setting the strategic agenda, developing ambitions and leadership, and team and culture optimization. Giramar continuously delivers on the trust by delivering high quality projects and advice. We can warmly recommend Giramar as a trusted and experienced business advisor.
Fontenehus is an organisation working for better mental health. We are organised with 20 independent houses, who all have their own Managing Director and Board.
To fulfill the potential synergies, Giramar has worked with the Managing Directors and Chairmen individually and as a group. This has united us as a team, strengthened our culture and made us more aligned with common structures and direction.
Being new in my role, the work we have done with Giramar has been essential for me personally - in finding my way of doing things. It is a pleasure to see how we as a team have grown and gotten closer during the process.