Fazer is a family business whose history and culture mean quality and fine traditions. The market in which the company operates is, however, rapidly changing. Lindblad believes that market change is a common within industry to industry. Businesses need to be able to be agile to meet the challenges. The management team needs to evaluate situations quickly and be sensitive. A management team that works well together is in the best position.
Tom Lindblad tells about co-operation with Delficon, it was in just-right stage when the new management team had been able to work together only for a few months. “Coaching came in good timing. We got to tell about our roles, goals, and what we want to highlight in the future. Coaching was not only for the group, but also for the development of individuals. In an early stage we begun to talk about ourselves as humans – about what each of us brings to co-operation. Coaching brought the process and the methods for this conversation.
Despite the fast-paced joint spirit, Lindblad sees management team training as a process with stops at regular intervals to consider development targets.
According to Lindblad, the value of coaching crystallized to materialize the issues and activate the discussion. The easy-to-access consultant was able to take the conversation into the right things and asked for clarification, decisions and development from both the team and the people. “I can now say that coaching has further compounded our group and hacked together. Our group has a good and confident atmosphere, “Lindblad says.
Delficon’s CEO Minnariikka Rajala explains that Lindblad has clarified the basic task of the company for his organization and has built up a supportive way of doing it. “Tom is always challenging for a renewal, but he is able to maintain joy in work. Fazer has a good mood sensation. No one is too busy to find another “, Rajala describes.
Fazer Brands Finland’s new management team started operations at the beginning of 2013. It was clear to Tom Lindblad that effective co-operation is based on trust and the fact that different people bring their know-how to common use. According to him, the members of the management team not only passionate with the example of the whole organization, they also bring energy to each other.