At YesP we know there is significant correlation between an organization’s culture and its performance. Organizations that continuously reach desired objectives and results, from large administrations and corporations to smaller companies, usually have one thing in common; A culture that enables employees at all levels to develop, commit and perform.
As consultants, we have a strong emphasis on development and we consider it our greatest task to help our clients get there. The aim of all our input is to create and deliver sustainable change , that will have a tangible impact.
Usually our missions involve supporting establishing of strategy, assess and analyze performance index to help the entire organization or a department, a manager or a few key executives create job-satisfaction, interaction and resolve to reach their business targets and objectives.
Our way of working is based on international science, process-knowledge, current pedagogics and several decades of experience in change management. For organizations that means greater results, competitiveness and attractiveness. For employees, there is typically greater job satisfaction, motivation and personal commitment..
With other words, it’s not a human right to enjoy your job. It’s a success factor!
Welcome to YesP!!
Our Core Values
There is a creative and liberating power in the word Yes. Where No shuts out and rejects, Yes opens up for an interpretation of different perspectives. By saying, Yes instead of “Yes but” dialogue and interaction is created rather than debate and bickering.
For us, Say Yes! does not mean we should all be compliant “yes-sayers”. It is rather about taking a stand. If to say yes to opportunities, Yes to growth, Yes to succeed and even daring to fail. In Yes entrepreneurship and innovation is possible. In No dwells stagnation and cowardice. We say Yes to individual drive and Yes to performance!
For people to grow and take responsibility, a very important component is needed. Trust. Without it, it’s difficult for positive effects that creates high-performance organizations to occur.But trust is not for certain. It requires us to affirm diversity and explore the potential of all. That we are genuinely curious about how everyone can contribute.
That we listen, recognize and acknowledge each other. That we dare to be open with others, not only with our fears and shortcomings but also with our expectations and hopes, for ourselves and for others. “Trust People!” means that we trust other people’s ability, willingness and desire to feel great at performing!
You can perform simply to please someone else. But it is not sustainable in the long run. Therefore, we work with the performance concept in its most positive form, based on the individual’s own desire and willingness to succeed.
Our motto, “Enjoy Performance!”, refers to the energy released when people go from being spectators to active players, in an environment where joy and performance unit to achieve long-term results.
Back in the early 80s, we developed a unique approach to personal change and cultural development within the Volvo Group, called Livslinjen (Lifeline). It was a pioneering development programme linking lifestyle choices, stress management, job motivation and personal goals. A staggering 96% of all employees chose to get involved and over the years more than 13,000 people at all levels had a participated. And the impact achieved was striking.
Our experience turned to knowledge. We had uncovered a successful formula that would help and motivate people to take personal responsibility for their life and work situation. The parts for success were lust, encouragement, goals, close follow-up and support all along the way.
Freedom, love and meaning
Our lessons learned as responsible for the Volvo Group's investment were exported under our own auspices to other companies with the same success. The management school INSEAD outside Paris was first out. We soon saw a direct connection between personal and business needs. When needs harmonized or when they created distance and friction. As a result, we concentrated more and more on our work on values, corporate culture, leadership and employeeship. Assignments within IKEA, Manpower, Levi’s, PEAB, NCC, SEB, ICA, Luftfartsverket, KF, Rasta, SJ, Autoliv, Volvo and others followed with good success. We also experienced gigantic needs for increased joint commitment, less exclusion, greater opportunities for influence and gaps between individual and operational needs. A gap that creates unease, meaninglessness and disappointments from all sides. The need for increased meaning, strengthened freedom and more love needed to be met.
At a time when the organizations' development needs resulted in the purchase of kick-offs, inspirational lectures, leadership academies and team building, we were appalled by the lack of long-term perspective and effect. We also saw the gap between manager and employees that created inertia and trust issues. Research showed only 10% ROI on classic leadership development.
We decided to become really good at “Performance”. Our experience of working with people and personal change told us that the connection to “People Performance” was evident.
With that as our focal point and a passion for human performance we founded YesP in December of 2001. A mix of inter-disciplinary skills, most of which with its own CEO experience and all with deep knowledge of performance and change gave us an energetic and successful start. Our message ”Let people perform” spread out into the world via Nokia, IKEA, Elanders, Volvo, Autoliv. For example, performance increased through assignments in 14 countries for AB Volvo, as well as a group level effort on developing corporate culture in Autoliv. Our office in Beijing was in 2004 groundbreaking with teachings of Scandinavian leadership and corporate culture.
Our story keeps on growing. With our focus on the importance of doing great things together, a common direction, doing something useful, self-responsibility and the collective of organisations. For greater performance and a better working life both locally and worldwide.
Lisa and Hans-Peter Arnborg, Founders of YesP
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