At Semco Style Institute we are convinced that organizing can be better. More democratic, with more satisfaction, happiness and with better business results. Our goal is to introduce as many people as possible to a better way of working and to help as many organizations as possible with the transition to this new way of working. We achieve our goals with different types of services including consultancy. This is what we offer:
In-company and customized projects
Customization: make your organization adaptable from a co-creation point of view.

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.
In-company: existing training courses with a tailor-made offer
No organization is the same and every employer has its own unique challenges and organizational issues. How do you deal with this as an organization? Semco Style Institute dives into the organization to gain bottom-up insight into the needs and questions that exist within the organization. This allows us to better determine which training fits in order to achieve the best results. We work with a strong philosophy and conviction based on proven methods and experiences from the past. We do this with experienced trainers who understand what is going on in organizations, with experts from the Netherlands and abroad and with all other resources needed to achieve maximum results. In consultation, but also depending on the purpose of the training, we facilitate at our own locations or at an external location.
Semco Style Advisory services
Consultancy is no excuse to invoice hours for eternity. We prefer to help our clients to achieve clearly defined goals in a set period. The effort required for this is different for every customer. That is why we are happy to make a customized proposal for you. How? Semco Style Institute advises organizations on change processes. We prefer to do this together with our Semco Style Certified Consultants. Within the community of Semco Consultants we look for the most suitable consultant(s) for each assignment, whereby the final decision about who we deploy is naturally taken by the customer. Together we create new opportunities and we put our customers ahead of their competition. Our Semco Style Certified consultants are inspiring individuals who share one big passion: advising along the axis of craftsmanship. We solve complex issues of organizations by connecting our sector knowledge with substantive expertise and multidisciplinary competencies.
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Changemaker Program
For those who want thriving teams to be the cornerstone of their organization.

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.
Program highlights
During the three days of the training, of which the first two days are consecutive, you will focus on the following subjects:

Day 1
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.

Creative Innovation
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.

Day 2
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.

Day 3
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.


Participants profile
Teamleaders: you desire to lead your team towards a role and contribution that meets the requirements of todays business needs. Stimulating craftmanship and ownership are key issues you’d like to work on.

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.
This training is also available as an in-company program.
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Semco Style Modular Training Program
Semco is renowned throughout the world for its innovative business approach. The Brazilian company succeeded in achieving spectacular results through common sense, faith, responsibility, and did so with the support of happy, healthy employees. In the 90s, Semco successfully introduced its unique approach to a range of large and small organizations. Today, several books and documentaries that explain the philosophy behind Semco, and the ideas of its founder Ricardo Semler, have inspired leaders around the world. For the first time, all the knowledge and experience of Semco is now available in India in a modular, multi-level training and certification program.

Our modular training program consists of 3 levels, that you can register separately for, or sign up for all at once.
12 December 2018 - 17 January 2019
Module 1 - 12 Dec 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
Module 2 - 17 Jan 2019
14 March 2019 - 10 April 2019
Module 1 - 14 Mar 2019 - 15 Mar 2019
Module 2 - 10 Apr 2019
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SemcoStyle Institute India LLP

Semcostyle India is a venture by five industry veterans with extensive experience playing leadership roles in setting and scaling up marquee corporations in India. With a shared passion of driving a more people centric democratic management in organizations, they came together to form Semcostyle India. Semcostyle India is a licensed country partner of Semcostyle Institute, cofounded by Ricardo Semler and three Dutch entrepreneurs in Netherlands in May 2016. The institute offers consulting services, training programs for consultants, change makers and entrepreneurs who are looking to create purpose driven organizations with happy employees.

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.
Origin of

Semco Style

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 is and what isn’t

Semco Style?

Over the years, Semler has fine-tuned his management approach and strengthened it with a theoretical foundation to create the ‘Semco Style’ of organizing. Semco Style builds on five pivotal principles that form the basis for some 30 management programs and more than 100 powerful practices. These key principles are:
Stakeholder Alignment
These principles go well beyond the notion of self-governance and are interdependent: eliminate one, and the others become far less meaningful.
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.