Business philosophy

Saramis was established in 2010 by Sari Kangas-Ikkala. Its business philosophy centres around following elements:

  • Growth, efficiency and positive change can all be interlinked elements in development programmes that are targeted at improving company competitiveness.
  • When development programmes are well managed, an organisation can increase its competitiveness in a relatively short time without major investments, and achieve good returns on its inputs in development activity. This requires that clear priorities are set, development programmes are managed holistically and collaboration between various internal functions is emphasized.
  • When developing and implementing new ways of working, it is important to balance hard and soft elements of change in line with the specific situation, corporate culture and history. This means, for example, that while working on key processes and tools that support process efficiency, appropriate coaching support to employees and middle managers needs to be offered. This will enable employees themselves to identify required changes and to adapt more easily. This also leads to a stronger level of engagement.
  • Development programs should be seen as an integral part of day-to-day activity and the ability to pilot new ways of working should be included as one of the core skills to be further developed.
  • Day-to-day implementation of development programs is often extremely challenging and requires systematic follow-up, steering and practical experience with various change situations and how to respond to them.

The most important elements of development programmes and their implementation must always be defined and tailored to the needs of the specific company and situation.