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Seymour Consulting Oy is the first practice design agency in Finland and in the world.

We define practices as different ways of working and things that happen in human interactions.

Design means seeing, designing and developing these practices together with the people involved.

So in short, we help organizations to see, design and plan how they work using for example workshops.

Services

Our services are based on a solid understanding of practice theory. We will help you identify and develop your ways of working using practice design methods and workshops tailored to your organization’s needs.

We offer services to build and develop organizational cultures, manage change and develop group dynamics. Since all our products are desingned to enable a new way of seeing and doing things in organizations you will start to see the impact immediately. In the long term the benefits will be shown as increased employee satisfaction, cost savings and ultimately as a permanent competitive advantage in the employee market. Not to mention that organizations can focus on what matters most to their business. Make your organizational culture stronger, ways of working more flexible and the people happier. Our services will result in a stronger organizational culture, more flexible ways of working and happier people.

Our services are tailor made to fit your organizations needs

All services will be tailorer to each and every individual organization. Our customers will never be passive recipients, we invite them to take active part in evaluating and developing their organizations.

Before every workshop or training Seymour consultants will conduct the surveys needed to design the contents. After the project we will provide a report of the development and a proposal for future actions.

Examples of our services

Culture

A survey of organizational culture that allows the organization to design actions to  develop the culture either internally or together with Seymour Consulting.

The organization will gain a true understanding of it’s culture which in turn will make it possible to develop the culture or some aspects of the culture.

The survey will be done using for example ethnograpgy or interviews, depending on the organization and it’s needs. The findings will be presented in a written report. This service can be combined with organizational culture development service.

The service is designed to be a series of at least six workshops accommodating 10 – 15 participants. The journey starts with giving the participants the tools to understand the cultural practices in their own organization and then the ability to start transforming these practices and actions for a better organizational culture.

Taking the journey will result in a more reflexive organization. The individuals are able to find trust in others and in the organization and vice versa. The more lean and flexible practices designed during the journey will transform the whole organizational culture.

 

Flexibility, trust and a sense of ownership will in the long run result in savings in recruitment costs and create an innovative organization.

We hate the word change resistance becase more often it’s about mutually contradicting assumptions of the situation and the right actions.

Since change always aims for something better we feel that even the most stubborn contratian deserves to be a constructive part of the change.

Workshops for change resistance will be tailored to suit the organization’s needs. The service includes mapping the situation, lectures and development workshops to  merge old and new ways or working.

The aim is to allow everyone to positively take part in the change to bring together different aspects and expectations.

Even when the ways of working change the understanding will increase the feeling of control and reduce change resistance and confrontation.

Teams

This one-day workshop will introduce the concept of practice to a team (3-12 persons). The team will learn how practices guide human actions and develop alternatives to the deeply rooted practices using for example theatre and other methods.

As well as providing a fun day, this service will offer the team new tools to evaluate and develop their ways of working. This service is especially beneficial for established teams and supervisors.

This half day workshop promotes team spirit by allowing the team members to interact and get to know each other in a new way that builds trust and collaboration. The service is especially good for new teams or cross-functional project teams, for example multiorganizational or multi-national teams and projects, product development teams and strategy teams. The lenght and number of workshops will can be increased when needed.

Ways of working

This one-day workshop will introduce the concept of practice to a team (3-12 persons). The team will learn how practices guide human actions and develop alternatives to the deeply rooted practices using for example theatre and other methods.

As well as providing a fun day, this service will offer the team new tools to evaluate and develop their ways of working. This service is especially beneficial for established teams and supervisors.

Does it feel like strategy work is the same old thing, innovations are nowhere to be found or HR proesses are not working? This service is focused on identifying the critical points of leadership or processes that might weigh your organization down. All findings are presented in an actionable summary with develompent suggestions. Mapping critical practices is a starting point for organizational development work. The service is tailored to fit organizations size, functions or other special features.

Customers

The future of ship building

Rauma Marine Constructions and Seymour Consulting organized a hackathon event where participants envisioned the future of Finnish ship building. The event was held in Rauma shipyard 1.2.2018.

The event brought together ship building professionals and local partners from six different organizations and engineering students from seven different schools. The aim was to strengthen RMCs employer brand, develop a new culture for working together and envision the future and ways of working of the industry.

The goal of the hackathon event was to map how crucial megatrends will affect the industry and how those challenges can be solved. The groups developed a wide range of concrete measures, ranging from utilizing VR technology to developing ways of bringing schools, students and future employers together and building a joint project management and communication system for all organizations in the ship building network.

“Working with Seymour has been a very positive experience. The people at Seymour are adept, inventive and efficient. We are extremely happy to continue working with Seymour in the future and we strongly recommend their services to other companies as well."
Ainomaija Kylänpää
RMC Finland Oy

People

Pekka Enroth

Practice designer, founder
pekka@seymour.fi
0503520060

Pekka is an organizational wizard who can formulate strategies as well as make artesan knives. You will probably also find his name under Seymours blog posts.

Laura Karjula

Practice designer, founder
laura@seymour.fi
0407226814

Lauran has a history with leadership, software and customer relations. What she really, really loves, however, is understanding the phenomenon that play a role in human interactions.

Heidi Korhonen

Practice designer, founder
heidi@seymour.fi
0503727385

Heidi is an expert on worksop methods and knows how to turn ideas and thoughts into practical actions. As a scout leader Heidi is always ready for walks in the forrest and discussions about practices.

Contact us

Want to sit down with us for a cup of instant coffee to talk about developing your organization or for general sparring?

We love to meet new people, hear new ideas and take these ideas forward with our new friends.

Reach out to us via social media, phone, email or by filling out the contact form below. Let’s be in touch!