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Pumping it up for the future

When Grundfos embarked on their digital transformation journey, it was like looking at a blank piece of paper; everything was possible. The management interviewed 30 thought leaders around the world; everyone from Grundfos’ distributors to professors to consultants to writers to start-up companies, and asked them: “What do you think can disrupt our industry and our company?”


When heritage meets performance culture

Not too long ago, Danish Crown was through what can be defined as a near-death experience. During a decade, the company was increasingly challenged on competitiveness and was consequently forced to terminate 7,000 Danish workplaces. Join Jais Valeur, CEO of Danish Crown, looking back at his first 365 days in the drivers seat.

So long, snail mail

The ones adapting are the ones surviving. But how do you remain adaptive, not only through the digital upheaval we are living in now, but also in the coming eras? To the customer communication management company PostNord Strålfors, this has certainly been a relevant question to consider. Annemarie Gardshol, CEO of PostNord Strålfors, explains how a company that is part of an 800-year heritage has change embedded in its DNA.

The great sprint of a fitness empire

SATS ELIXIA is one of the fitness industry’s greatest success stories, having grown into Scandinavia’s largest chain of fitness centres. However, with time, harsh competition from low-price players and niche clubs squeezed SATS ELIXIA into an unfortunate, middle-market position, ultimately forcing the chain to redefine their entire value proposition.

Here’s what’s buzzing at QVARTZ

Why invest in predictive maintenance?

Predictive maintenance has been around for 20 years, so it is by no means a new concept. However, factors such as lowered maintenance costs with reduced downtime, the rapid expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the immense technology development are expected to greatly increase the demand for predictive maintenance solutions and services. Read more about why more and more companies are investing in predictive maintenance in our recent perspective here.

Game, set, match

How do you best run a management consulting company? Thirty curious students from Stockholm School of Economics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Linköping University gave it their best shot when we challenged them to a round of our self-invented consulting game, QVARTZOPOLY, at our Stockholm office last week.

Creating long-term employment for refugees

“We believe that getting refugees into employment is the only sound business case from a long-term perspective”. In the latest edition of UNITEE’s magazine, The New European, Senior Consultant Christian Engkrog Andersen talks about how to motivate long-term employment for refugees and asylum seekers, taking his point of departure in QVARTZ’ recent white paper on the subject. UNITEE is a Brussels-based organisation representing entrepreneurs and professionals in the EU with a migrant background. Read the entire article here.

The world’s first “Life experience” library

The entrepreneurial creativity was booming at the three-day Charge Programme in Oslo, where eager start-ups presented their business ideas to the jury. Charge is Norway’s first incubator for immigrants, and QVARTZ is a co-driver of the project. Watch the video for more.

Strengthening the operations

We are very happy to welcome Niels Sørensen as Senior Advisor in QVARTZ. With his extensive experience from consulting in both the Nordics and the US, Niels will be working closely with our Operations team to accelerate our development in the area.

Introducing: QVARTZ Analytics

QVARTZ is proud to announce the newest addition to our civilisation: QVARTZ Analytics. This digital knowledge hub delivers and realises new insights and business recommendations based on advanced analytics and data science. The QVARTZ Analytics expert team combines business acumen with a development mindset while being flexible in terms of systems and tools. Drawing on our extensive global open garden network, QVARTZ Analytics brings clients the best the industry has to offer.

What we offer
to our clients

First-tier consulting skills – insight and experience delivered with integrity. Flexible approach – matching team and skill configuration to client needs. People centrism – mobilising client organisations’ energy and capacity.

What we offer
to our people

Leadership through followership – creating opportunities for others as early as possible. Individualised career development – accelerated learning and career ownership. Opportunity to influence – room to create, build and be entrepreneurial.

Care to join our civilisation?

Some speak about people as “diamonds in the rough”, needing polishing to fit in. To us, it’s the opposite. We’re looking for people who have an edge.

A peek inside our civilisation

Generosity and trust constitute the glue of our civilisation, and it’s an amazing source of energy to be surrounded by people who put in more than they take out. Here you can take a peek at some iconic moments from our civilisation.