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ASSA ABLOY Case Study
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As a collection of hundreds of acquired companies, our corporate culture is being shaped and supported by the entrepreneurial mindset that our leaders gain at Babson.
Not long ago, it would be hard to imagine a door-opening solutions provider being one of the world’s leading companies for innovation. ASSA ABLOY changed that perception when they were named one of Forbes’ 100 most innovative companies in the world for two years running.
As part of their overall efforts to remain the global leader in door opening solutions, ASSA ABLOY management recognizes the need to develop and promote a corporate culture that’s open to new ideas, new technology, and new ways to operate in an ever-changing industry.
Our team created a customized leadership program for ASSA ABLOY Americas (AAA) that featured sessions such as Strategy and Innovation, Customer Intimacy, and Product Leadership. These classes—shaped around AAA’s unique challenges and objectives—were accompanied by group workshops, guest speakers, and closing team presentations observed by President and CEO Thanasis Molokotos and the executive leadership team.
The Bottom Line
AAA leaders are gaining valuable tools and confidence, as well as insights into the competitive landscape that they can use to increase their market presence, improve cost efficiency, and achieve product leadership through innovation.