With the Semco Style customization projects we search for the style that suits your organization. We link current issues of the organization to future challenges and solutions. We do this by getting the maximum out of employees. This brings internal organizational strength and the organization course as close together as possible. Involving participants from different layers in the organization and providing them with new skills creates a different mindset that allows one to focus on achieving results.
Are you convinced that work can be more fun, healthy and effective? Do you agree that companies that facilitate coworkers to be happy end up with happy customers as well? In this course, you will develop top-level democratic leadership skills to stop being a boss and become a facilitating leader of your self-sufficient team. It helps entrepreneurs, leaders and managers learn how to work ON their business instead of being stuck IN the business.
The Changemaker Program enables you to:
- Understand what is needed to make your department or team more agile.
- Build teams where the performance and talents of people will flourish.
- Help people and teams to take ownership and be entrepreneurial.
- Apply practices from the Semco Style toolkit to get the most out of your people and to get the best team performance.
- Work ON your business instead of IN the business.
- Stimulate teams to achieve greater performance.
Trust, Alternative Controls, Self-management and Stakeholder Alignment
Four of the five Semco Style principles are experienced through exercises and applied to your own organization and case. Core skills for this are practiced and tools and interventions are provided.
Semco Style leadership
Individuality and meaning (also called 'purpose' or 'intent') form the basis of a personal Semco leadership style. These individual motives are activated, deepened and used consciously.
The combination of entrepreneurship and innovation is tackled with the fifth Semco Style principle. Your own case is used to apply this principle. Using practical working methods you will experience how you can increase ownership, creativity and problem solving in your own organization.
The lessons learned from day 1 will be put into practice, practiced and experimented. These own experiences form the basis for further refining and securing (one of) the Semco Style principles. The core skills are further practiced and deepened. This means that there is both deepening in the theory and deepening in personal leadership, how you as a leader shape this new process. The participant's cases produce joint insights and best practices and show the possibilities and limitations of the interventions.
Once again, practical experiences and own cases are central, but the emphasis now lies on safeguarding Semco's own leadership style. Talent, personality and behavioral patterns are included in the evaluation of their own effectiveness and influence ability. For this personal Semco leadership style a personal vision is formulated and 'breakthrough' aspects and actions are determined, which are included in a 30, 60, 90 day plan.
Changemakers: you work in HR, learning and development, R&D, project management or another department that supports your organization primarily line of business. Your desire is to increase individual and organizational performance.
Entrepreneurs with growth ambitions:you recognize the need to work on the business instead of in the business and consider it important to be a modern and highly effective employer, by stimulating engagement, entrepreneurship and responsibility in your company.
All participants are required to bring a real life project where Semco Style principles can be applied.
Our modular training program consists of 3 levels, that you can register separately for, or sign up for all at once.
Module 1 - 12 Dec 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
Module 2 - 17 Jan 2019
Module 1 - 14 Mar 2019 - 15 Mar 2019
Module 2 - 10 Apr 2019
SemcoStyle Institute India LLP
The Semco Style Institute aims to fuel the ongoing evolution of the Semco Style of organizing by creating a community of Certified Consultants and Semco Style Change Makers who can learn from each other.
Semco Style first came into being in 1980, when a 21-year old Ricardo Semler took over the Semco Group, a mixer and agitator manufacturer, from his father. On his first day, he fired 60 percent of all top managers. He continued to democratize the company, turning the old corporate hierarchy on its head by delegating as much decision power to the workforce as possible. In 20 years’ time, he grew the company from 90 to 3000 workers and from $4 million dollars to $212 million dollars in annual revenue - with an employee turnover of only 2%.
Today, Semco Group has evolved into Semco Partners. Semco Partners works with foreign companies to help them expand into the Brazilian market. They do this by employing a sophisticated joint venture model that combines Semco Style management practices with the partners’ expertise and product lines.
Implementation of Semco Style in the new companies thus created has yielded an IRR of 46,5%. This is a testament to the fact that, companies that adopt Semco Style are more effective, profitable and flexible, and have higher customer satisfaction and happier co-workers.
What Semco Style isn’t is a recipe you should simply follow, it is not dogmatic or unchangeable. Semco Style is the result of a lot of trial and error, of taking a few steps forward and a couple back, and it strives to remain a work in progress indefinitely.
The Semco Style Institute aims to fuel the ongoing evolvement of the Semco Style of organizing by creating a community of Certified Consultants and Semco Style Change Makers who can learn from each other.
Together, we will create organizations that are able to transform themselves continuously and successfully. Organizations that make people look forward to coming to work every day.