When 21-year-old Ricardo Semler took over the Semco Group from his father, he democratized the company and flipped the old corporate hierarchy on its head.
The growth was from 90 to 5000 employees, annual revenue from $4 million to $212 million, average rate of growth 47% and very low employee turnover rate of just 2%.
Maverick Ricardo Semler co-founded the international Semco Style network. We developed a method to help organizations implement a human-centered workplace. We now go beyond the initial practices of Semco and continually develop new practices and share learnings from an international network in 12 countries.
The Semco Style Framework: Five pivotal principles, 15 pillars and over 100 practices that will provide general orientation and when desired very specific guidance for your journey towards a human-centered workplace.
The Semco Style Roadmap – was created to guide you on your own way to self-management. We can answer the two most commonly asked questions “Where do I begin?” and “What comes next?”. This is not based on theory but the result of documenting the work we have done with large, mid-sized, and small companies all over the world.
We believe that most organizations currently miss out on performing better or even are at risk of going out of business. This happens because they still operate according to the old industrial paradigm, and with an outdated operating system. Even beautiful offices and generous employee perks can not replace a trusting and democratic culture.
We believe that organizations who respect and trust people – whether they’re clients or employees - will do better. The future of work is a more human-centered, self-managed and thus a more agile workplace.
We have been spearheading this transformation since the 1980's.
21-year-old Ricardo Semler took over the Semco Group, a mixer and agitator manufacturer in Brazil, from his father. He democratized the company and turned the old corporate hierarchy on its head.
Over the next two decades, he grew the company from 90 to 5000 employees.
Raised the company’s annual revenue from $4 million to $212 million, growing at an average rate of 47%.
Semco also achieved a phenomenally low employee turnover rate of just 2% under Ricardo Semler’s leadership.
We use the Semco Style Roadmap to orient the change process and give the client an overview of the journey. The Semco Style Framework guides the co-creation of their OWN NEW organization. The 15 pillars of practice offer practice tested tools that clients can make their own and implement immediately.
We consult clients during a transformation to self-management.
We coach owners, leaders, internal change agents and team members during this transformation.
We train online, in person and through immersive events.
We provide clients with online diagnostic tools to analyze yourself, your team, and your organization.
Whether it’s through consulting, coaching or training, we want to help our clients create the future of work.
There’s no place for old-style, boring and ineffective consulting with us. Interested to learn how we can help you? Just reach out to us and explore the options!
Our training programs range from fundamentals, to change makers and expert level. They are all also available online. Just reach out to us and explore the options!
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