C3 Consulting is a permanent partner in optimizing Grundfos’ global activities.
Since 2009, C3 Consulting has designed and implemented a wide range of tailored training programs for Grundfos employees and managers in Denmark, Hungary, the USA and China, among others.
The programs include country-specific cultural training (for instance, focusing on China, Hungary, Brazil, Mexico, the USA, and Denmark), cultural awareness workshops, global team development, and cultural training for global assignees and accompanying families.
Relocation to Brazil
Below, Sales Manager Andreas Kolind from Grundfos tells how C3 Consulting has contributed in his family’s preparation for relocating to Brazil:
"My wife and I will move to Brazil in January 2012 and were keen to prepare as best possible for our new life in a new culture. As we have both lived abroad for extended periods, we know that culture training is an important part of making our expatriation a success.
C3 Consulting did an excellent job of helping us over a period of several months to prepare, including a whole day culture training session with Dorthe Serles, who could bridge the gap between Danish and Brazilian cultures and facilitate our discussion of what to expect.
Dorthe also helped to dispel myths and gave good advice on working with Brazilians in a professional environment. I am confident that the preparation that C3 Consulting have provided will help my wife and I to more quickly adjust to life in Brazil and get the most out of our years there."
Bombas Grundfos do Brasil
Relocation to China
In 2009, C3 Consulting ran an expat preparation course for R&D manager at Grundfos Jimm Feldborg, who was relocating to China with his wife.
See Jimm Feldborg’s recommendation of the course at Linked In
Hungarian cultural awareness workshop
In June 2012, C3 Consulting’s Hungary expert conducted a half day workshop for one of Grundfos’ departments in Denmark.
Here are some of the participants' comments on the workshop:
“It was a super program with many relevant and practical examples on what can go wrong and how to obtain the best results across the cultural differences. The lecturer had a wide knowledge on the subject and was good at making his points easily understood. I got a lot out of this morning, and many things fell into place in regard to the contact I have with our Hungarian colleagues. The course gets five out of five points!”
“I think it was a SUPER course! The 3 hours were really well spent!”
“He was really competent, and the mix between the theoretical knowledge on Hungarian culture and examples from our own Grundfos experiences with Hungarian culture was SUPER!”
“It was a really good course, it was both interesting and instructive.”
“It gave some more understanding, and maybe also some answers to experiences we have already had. It also gave some knowledge and suggestions on what not to do / say.”
“Great idea to involve the participants in the course. Committed lecturer.”
“It was a really great course.”
“I think it was good to get an explanation on the reasons for the Hungarians to react the way they do. We got some good tips on how to communicate in the best way possible.”
“I think it was really good, it gave me many ‘aha’ experiences. I have worked together with people from Hungary before, but I have not been aware of their culture. Really good that the lecturer himself was Hungarian, which means that it wasn’t just words, but also ‘experienced on his own body’.”
“Totally good and interesting course, I could understand from the other participants who are working with Hungarians that they really got a lot out of it.”
“I think it was a really good arrangement and nice to get some understanding of a different and interesting culture, which is part of the Grundfos Group. And it definitely makes you aware that you should remember that not all people think ‘in Danish’.”