How a business is run ultimately determines its success and profitability.
The moment a business leader assumes they have optimised how they operate, including the systems they use, the technology they invest in and their organisational structure, is the minute they start to fall behind competitors.
As we know only too well from more than three decades of delivering high-end business and technology consulting services to the financial sector, there is always room for improvement.
An aspect that is frequently undervalued is a firm’s organisational structure and culture, and how it contributes to efficiency and instilling a ‘review and improve’ mindset.
Happy people, happy clients
Our rapidly expanding emagine Consulting group, which operates across 24 locations, is headquartered in Copenhagen and our Danish roots have led us to embrace a Nordic style of working.
The core values of this are based around employee wellbeing through equality and respect in the workplace, an openness towards new ideas and crystal clear communication, fostering effective and supportive work relationships that motivate people and ultimately drive the business ever forwards. It is an approach fostered from the top down.
The old cliché of our people being our strongest asset is, nonetheless, never more true than at emagine.
Here we follow a firmwide policy of only hiring from the top 10% across all our roles, something my colleague Martin Hartley, Group Chief Commercial Officer, explains in the science behind hiring the top 10%.
Hiring the best people and creating a positive working environment leads to our highly skilled teams feeling motivated and it logically follows that happy individuals flourish and deliver the best possible results for our clients.