- ABM is an engineering company specialized in water engineering, civil engineering and construction, located in Girona, and that operates throughout Catalonia.
- Project’s Goals: To facilitate the transformation of the company
- Year 2016-17
- Sector: professional services in the field of civil engineering
ABM is a small company that has been transformed on several occasions since it was founded in 2000. Firstly, to respond to its growing number of clients. Then, to face the crisis in the construction sector that affected most of its customers and most recently to respond to the challenge of digital agenda.
In 2016, Araland Business began working with the company’s leadership in a process of development of the business’ strategy and innovation, which we branded “EiI”. This project had as its basic goal to empower all the employees and involved them in the strategic change processes the company needed to take.
On a previous phase, we prepared the team for the innovation processes. We then carried out an analysis of the 360º leadership culture of the teams and also different workshops and individual meetings in order to co-define a new way of working that could foster innovation and the development of internal talent.
On a second stage, we covered a scoping and ideation workshops and meetings to focus on growth opportunities and prepare “prototypes or pilots” to test new lines of work.
Currently, our collaboration with ABM is still on-going.
According ABM’s director, Robert Mas, the first “EiI” results have been very positive. “The work process has allowed us to generate awareness in the whole company’s team about the need to innovate to adapt to the market and to make Sustainable business. Besides, EiI’s program has led to the emergence of new leaderships together with changes at the organization level, suggested by the professionals themselves. This program has allowed us to generate a dynamics of strategic analysis from which different business proposals that are being worked on to create new business lines “.
- Project’s Goals: to provide tools of strategic innovation to the business community within Catalonia.
- Industry: Public Administrations
- Year 2016/17
Araland Business has been included into the Diputació de Barcelona’s official training catalogue (Recull) for year 2017. (http://www.diba.cat/documents/36150622/95160818/Recull+2007.pdf/0b613b71-b8e8-4542-a0e4-341113e64c43)
This is a training catalog with contents suitable for the local businesses and entrepreneurs offered by the Diputació de Barcelona through local agencies, to promote the development of the local business community.
Araland Business offers two training activities: Design Thinking Tools to innovate and grow in the company (T / IN31), with the objectives of providing the most current tools to promote innovation within the Catalan SMEs and to learn to innovate with user-centered approaches. The second action is “Creativity for entrepreneurs” (SE / IN34), and aims to: awaken the inner creativitity in the attendees; Remove barriers to creativity, provide tools to conduct group creativity sessions and acquire keys to drive creativity into action plans.
- Objetivo: Formar y desarrollar a emprendedores con proyectos principalmente en estado semilla, acompañar a emprendedores para desarrollar sus propuestas de valor.
- Año: 2017
Actualmente desarrollamos la formación en los módulos de apoyo al emprendimiento sobre habilidades emprendedoras, con contenidos sobre el diseño y creación de las propuestas de valor, además de Autoliderazgo.
- Design College of Barcelona.
- We lecture on Strategy and Management skills in the Design Management
- Sector: Education-University
I really enjoy working in BAU because students are extremely creative and enterprising, and the environment is really inspiring.
I remember Renato, a student who wanted to start on 3D printing. Also Federico, who told me that after coming to my classes, had been able to manage conflict in his team.
Another student, Marina is losing the fear of public speaking and Viola, has discovered how to communicate assertively to achieve their goals.