How We Help
Effective Collaboration in the Workplace
Do you know what’s it’s like to be part of an open and trusting collaboration in which everyone works in the same direction, resources are distributed properly and the problems are solved in the best interests of everyone? A workplace that provides good energy and fantastic results? If you’re willing to put the work in, we can get your there.
Do you know where the work is going and which results you want? In a leadership role, you need to be able to communicate and show the way in the workplace. Carlsen&E helps leaders and leadership groups with their personal development and collaboration.
When a leadership group can make long-term, sustainable decisions with a high degree of transparency, better decisions and actions can be taken elsewhere in the organisation. We develop their personal leadership and support trusting collaboration on all sides.
Do you usually end your workday thinking, “I really got the most of out the day!”? Fully engaged workers can make miracles. Their energy and competence become focused on the goal. Everyone gives and contributes their best at everything. It requires both clear objectives and the collaboration skills to meet them.
We help by raising the bar for collaboration skills and creating a positive and curious work environment.
Where We Help
Leaders at the top have the responsibility to ensure a clear and meaningful strategy. It gets done with thorough strategy work, effective communication and drive. Carlsen&E can provide clear guidance with collaboration on the strategic agenda.
The matrix structure has innate problems. Middle managers are given more bosses, and cross-cutting strategies are blocked by silo mindsets. Carlsen&E helps you make it all come together, so customer focus, speed and innovation can thrive.
Leadership teams, project teams, teams with engineers and all others teams have strong opinions. Carlsen&E helps develop, lead and dissolve effective teams so that they can do the work they are meant to do.
Collaboration often brings us into situations where we have to make calls and decisions without being in the same room. Whether your team works together at one location or remotely, Carlsen&E can help you become just as effective.
What Our Clients Say
Carlsen&E has facilitated several workshops on Matrix Collaboration for leaders at all levels in Haldor Topsoe’s global matrix organization including senior executives. The workshops have been been very well received, participant ratings have been high and participants voice that the workshops provided new tools and perspectives, which immediately helped them to more seamless and value creating collaboration across our global matrix. Eva Stenby comes across as a highly skilled group facilitator who quickly gains trust and credibility and easily adresses leaders of diverse nationality, seniority and professional background. I can warmly recommend Eva to support you in making your organization creating value much more efficiently.
Pia Møller Appel, HR Director, Haldor Topsøe
CG Jensen A/S is a relatively young company where the real driver in virtually everything we’re dealing with from the beginning has had deep roots in brotherhood. For that same reason we look upon our business as a “family business.” We are proud of that.
We were at the outset aware that it is a comprehensive, never-ending process to secure our values during our rapid growth, and yet our own efforts to maintain, spread and develop our culture and cohesion were too often not enough. And not least, our internal communication became increasingly too difficult to handle.
So we chose to go outside and contracted Carlsen&E to help us—and we haven’t regretted that decision since. Their support and management of the process for us is a constant eye opener on crucial matters. Carlsen&E’s consultation has significantly contributed to our success in defining and preserving what is most important in our mission: Our impact through professionals, the respect of the people and the mutual respect.
Therefore, when it comes to promoting internal cohesion, constructive collaboration and strong communication—and in general, a structured and seamless implementation of our key values—I can only give Carlsen&E my warmest recommendations.
Michael S. Larsen, Adm. Director, CG Jensen A/S
The openness that Carlsen&E has introduced into the cross-cultural organization has made it easy to welcome new colleagues, e.g., after acquiring former competitors. New colleagues are swiftly included, and our network offers itself to the newcomers in a very open and trustful way. And now, our culture at NIC brands itself as a very attractive employer. The positive effect of that culture is also visible in the collaboration with other parts of Orkla Food Ingredients as well as customers, suppliers and external partners.
Tor Osmundsen, CEO NIC Group, Orkla Food Ingredients
With Carlsen&E we were able to build up our robustness, larger and better understanding of each other in Bisca’s leadership group. As result we gained greater inclusion with the rest of the organisation, and the group has become prepared to make the difficult decisions while maintaining a high degree of integrity and dignity in both itself and others. Their methodology was a good exchange of personal development and strategic problem solving.
Else Pedersen, nu Project Manager Næstved Kommune og Michael Budtz Berthelsen, nu CEO Vega Sea A/S
Eva took the leaders of the S-Train division on a journey of collaboration and mutual understanding. The trip stretched over a series of workshop with a strong focus on openness within the group. Eva was good at seizing moments from daily life as they naturally occur to using them as examples through the course of the workshop. None of the participants skipped ahead without first analysing and discussing specific cases. Eva had the courage to say the things that everyone needed to hear and pushed us to the places we need to go, but always in a competent and pleasant way and always with a flash in her eye.
What we took from the leadership training was a better understanding of the value of collaboration and the specific leaders’ methods, tasks and objectives. Eva gave us a good set of tangible tools for leadership. As a result, you can hear a leader stay curious and say, for example, “Say more” to his people in order to take the time to look for the right solution.
Ken Wisler-Poulsen, produktionsleder, DSB S-tog
For the leader that has simply been a dope and for workers that need a well-placed shot of energy—listen!
ON our yearly training day at Sophion A/S we held a workshop on Radical Collaboration. Eva Stenby taught us theory and had us practice the concept of working in a constructive zone. Using personal experiences, we worked in an open room on our defence mechanisms, where personal realisations arose and a new sense of collaboration began to emerge. Even four weeks later, it was evident that we put what we learned into the work. We have more constructive discussions and make more room for the individuals on our team.
Morten Sunesen, currently CEO Scanbur A/S
I had an intense 24-hour experience with Carlsen&E. In those hours, our project team at SKAT redefined our relationships with each other to include authenticity and openness in the group. With that increased group dynamic, I was able to get more information from others to help my in my work—not only from people who are normally open, but also from others who normally don’t share as much. Because of Carlsen&E, we have more openness and trust among us, and we all take a greater responsibility in sharing knowledge.
Kim Friland, currently Project manager, atp
I’ve used Jens Calrsen as a — at a series of meetings with economists at Network Denmark. Jens both witty and sharp as —, and he — to soft themes of trust and collaboration in an otherwise very professional setting. He gives the audience fantastic insight to reflect upon and discuss what works and what doesn’t when facing specific challenges. Jens offers a good blend of theory, practice and illustrative exercises, and everyone gets to take home some “Aha!” moments.
Anya Borg, Network Director, Netværk Danmark
After two days of intensive group coursework at dnp with Eva and Jens from Carlsen&E, where the primary topics were communication and collaboration, you feel really equipped to meet future challenges. Both Eva and Jens are really able to make the workshop feel safe and comfortable for everyone to participate to the best of their abilities. I highly recommend Eva Stenby and Jens Carlsen from Carlsen & E.
Nanna Feld, currently Category Manager, Region Sjælland