CSRD – An opportunity to transform your business and future-proof your sustainable practices
Customer’s underlying drivers – learn the basics of the brain’s decision-making systems
Improving solution-selling capabilities to accelerate the European energy transition
Supporting Stockholm Exergi to make Stockholm an attractive and more sustainable place with the potential of being the world’s first climate-positive capital city
Energy Market in Transition
As the energy sector undergoes a major transition, businesses must be ready to adapt to the challenges and opportunities it presents. At Ascend, we work with our clients to identify and mitigate the risks while capitalizing on new sustainable business opportunities.
Enhance value creation with a clarified product management responsibility
In agile and product-led organizations, the structure around team, capabilities, and roles are essential in driving business success and customer satisfaction. Success requires complex collaboration, innovation, experimentation, excellent delivery practices, and bridging the traditional gap between development and commercialization.
Why companies fail when collecting customer feedback and how to do it better
Customers express significant irritation towards feedback requests and customer surveys. They are even prepared to convert to a competitor only because of a poorly designed or negatively perceived survey. Learn about the most common traps when gathering customer feedback and how to avoid a bad customer feedback experience.
Leadership development of Northvolt’s senior leadership and executive team to build the leadership for the future
Ascend is partnering with Northvolt to develop the company’s top 60 leaders and executive team in the Multiplier concept, established by Liz Wiseman, coaching, decision making and Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). The behaviours and skills taught in the program are seen as vital to ensure Northvolt’s future success and ability to reach ambitious targets.
Supporting growth companies to develop their sales capabilities – from pitching to selling
Shifting the focus during sales from mainly pitching a product to understanding customer needs.
Business values, cost savings and risks showcased through a cloud business case
Modernizing a traditional and fragmented enterprise infrastructure in a large global corporation is a challenge for most companies. Public Cloud is a potential enabler of unlocking business values and saving operational costs, but the journey towards Public Cloud comes with risks and challenges.
Improving margins and steering levers by implementing a differentiated price model supported by the ERP
By implementing a more differentiated price model, Fagerhult could see an improvement in profit margin during the first year after implementation. The pricing process helped the company create a price logic towards customers while keeping certain degrees of freedom for salespersons and enabled a better price model.
Getting a global sales organization ready for the challenges of tomorrow
In order to meet a rapidly changing business environment, Ericsson needed to enhance the skills and capabilities within the sales force. Therefore, Ascend designed and delivered a sales simulation where the participants practised their value-creation and negotiation skills in a realistic environment, receiving coaching and feedback from senior executives and Ascend experts.
Supporting client within state-owned retail in their agile transformation and change journey
Transforming an organization into agile ways of working to accelerate product development and engage employees into consistent value-creation.
Self-driving vehicle fleet for next generation airports
Designing an automation strategy and new technology concepts supporting the goal to introduce electrified self-driving vehicles to all the airport company’s locations.
Agile HR for an increased employee experience
Ascend supported an HR department that wanted to improve employee experience and increase efficiency in internal processes by introducing agile tools and processes and establishing cross-functional teams in the organization.
Cloud strategy to accelerate consumer product digitalization
A global manufacturing company was in an early stage of its journey to cloud, where they needed to align and formalize a common strategic direction. Ascend helped the customer with a company-wide cloud strategy and a high-level execution roadmap for the cloud adoption – providing a mutually agreed way forward for their continued cloud adoption.
Product organization to increase customer-centricity, speed and collaboration
A shift in customer demand required improved digital capabilities. As a result, a comprehensive transformation program was initiated to design and develop a new product organization.
Sales Excellence program to establish a common foundation for future growth following several strategic acquisitions
Following several strategic acquisitions, Iver – the leading Nordic IT Services provider, wanted to strengthen the commercial capabilities to support its growth journey. Ascend’s role was to help design and implement the new capabilities in close collaboration with the group management and sales teams.
Delivering high-value services by modernizing an IT operating model
Processes aligned with value streams, a centralized service model, and redefined roles delivered precise services and responsibilities, resulting in optimized and valuable outcomes.
Establishing an agile operating model at a large retail corporation
Creating and implementing a new organizational unit with an agile steering and approach to ensure continuous value-creation and fast adaptation to customers’ needs.
Strengthening the relationships with end-customers through common sales and marketing excellence
Continuous stakeholder involvement and close co-creation were the key success factors when a common terminology, ways of working and best practice sharing was enabled to leverage the differences and strengths of being a group of different brands.
Data lake enables consistent and simplified data consumption
The project’s purpose was to simplify data use in the organization by ensuring that all consumers have access to the same data sets. A data lake gives this consistent and facilitated data consumption, which enables efficient decision-making.
Mapping internal processes to enable a charity organization to work more efficiently
For a charity organization, low administrative costs and efficient internal processes are crucial to free time to be spent on making an actual difference. A clarified customer segmentation and value propositions enabled Help to Help to work more efficiently.
Cyber security strategy and organization
Reshaping the cyber security organization to set a new strategy and make the needed changes to the organization and ways of working towards a more mature and agile cyber security function.