The following organisations have received modern team development services from us with satisfaction guarantee.
The Finnish Landlord Association: With SmoothTeam, people openly shared their thoughts
I’m really glad that the simulation got the different participants to speak openly and equally. The simulation guided everyone to take part. In a good way it forces equal participation. In many other methods, success depends a lot on what subjects each participant raises to discussion or if they choose to stay in the background. SmoothTeam encouraged everyone to share their own thoughts openly. With the help of the simulation, we went through the participants ’preferences and strengths in a truly open way, as well as discussed things that no one seems to prefer. We found that we should not think of people in overly narrow roles, as lawyers or as economists, but find individual roles. They are more inspiring and meaningful to people than ready-made boxes.
Sanna Hughes, Chief Operating Officer
Gofore: SmoothTeam gave us a whole new perspective
There are many aspects to teamwork in software projects: the technological perspective, the processes, and the people and communication. SmoothTeam helps to improve the latter. The session was attended by Finns, Estonians and Spaniards from Gofore, as well as our customers from Finland and Estonia. SmoothTeam gave us a whole new perspective to look at what the team is doing. It is also important that the session was fun and the participants were in a good mood. We did not get just analysis, but also well-being. Ilkka Seppälä, technical project manager
Iogen: The openness of the discussion created by SmoothTeam was startling
The discussion sparked by SmoothTeam was startling. We had gone through identical things before. When things were dealt with through the simulation, the same people provided completely different perspectives. The team members spoke much more openly. I have unreservedly praised SmoothTeam for many people. There are easy things in life: if I’m wondering if I should shave, the answer is automatically yes. There are also those things where the answer is automatically no. Using SmoothTeam is one of those points in life where the answer should be automatically yeah, if you consider even for a second whether it might be needed. Tero Rinne, Founder and Director of the Board
Viafin Gas: The better we know each other, the smarter we can behave towards each other
SmoothTeam helped our team better understand why the team members are behaving in a certain way – and how I can behave smarter with them. Serve, interact or lead. SmoothTeam is great also for companies that are in a state of change, although nowadays, of course, there is talk that change is a permanent state of being. In fact, I don’t see any situations that SmoothTeam wouldn’t suit – on the contrary, I highly recommend trying it! Jarno Anttalainen, CEO
Vincit: I recommend SmoothTeam to everyone who does teamwork
The SmoothTeam tool perfectly supports the occasion, but does not take the lead. The main part is the discussion between people. Simulations lead us to pay more attention to the fact that we are all individuals. This really changes the way you work and provides support for the daily work. I warmly recommend SmoothTeam to anyone who does teamwork. Veli-Pekka Eloranta, agile coach
National Union of University Students in Finland: I can definitely recommend SmoothTeam to various organizations
We consciously work to improve the work community and we have used SmoothTeam already three times. We have chosen it especially because of the simulation-based approach. The simulation creates a basis for discussion and keeps the joint workshop meaningful for the participants also remotely. I can definitely recommend SmoothTeam to various organizations. SmoothTeam works to develop the team and its work, helping to identify pain points and engage in constructive discussions about them. Sonja Raitamäki, Secretary General
TX: SmoothTeam helps develop the work of management teams in a globally decentralized team
Some of our employees meet regularly in offices in Zug, Switzerland and Helsinki, Finland. In addition, we have people from Australia, America and Spain, among others. A few employees mentioned that they had been very skeptical in advance as to whether it was worth wasting time on such. Afterwards, they said they saw value in the structured discussions created by SmoothTeam, through which we learned what each of us is like and how we see each other. In our case, the simulation opened the Pandora’s box really well, especially as there were both long-time employees and those who had been working with us for a shorter time. Jarmo Suoranta, CEO
Grape People: The simulation makes it versatile how we see each other and ourselves in perhaps different ways
We are developing our own team on a regular basis. It is part of our strategy. We were looking for new perspectives for understanding each other through SmoothTeam simulation. It was fun! Thinking about each other’s strengths worked very well through the story. Piritta van der Beek, CEO
Tussitaikurit: The SmoothTeam simulation helped us find the essentials in the workings of our work community
We traditionally have a very open culture. Despite this, the SmoothTeam simulation helped us to find issues that were important for the functioning of our work community. The simulation also supported our new personnel in becoming a part of the team and speeded up creation of trust within the team. Antti Niemistö, CEO
Prof. Dr. Laura Nyström
ETH Zurich Laboratory of Food Biochemistry
For me as the team leader the simulations were an awesome tool, and I learned a lot about my team’s hidden talents and preferences. We have been using the results of the simulation in planning the team’s activities and in sharing responsibilities for new tasks. The ideas developed in the results workshop have streamlined our practices, improved our internal communication and even enhanced mutual respect within the team.
National Union of University Students, Finland
We used SmoothTeam’s Psychosocial Stress Factors simulation to discuss stress and burdensome situations with out employees. The simulation was successful in bringing even delicate issues to discussion and to open an interaction between our employees in a way that builds trust and mutual respect. The simulation made several things visible and also provided concrete solutions. I can recommend it for challenges that relate to stress factors.
The simulation showed me how the others see me, and I also learned a great deal about the other employees.
Junior Chamber Tammerkoski
SmoothTeam tool was direct, easy to use and an entertaining way to compare how I and others see different team members by their character and as a part of the team.
I learned a few things about my coworkers, especially regarding their work, their working habits and what they like to do. SmoothTeam exercise gave us a platform to communicate and ask a lot of questions that are essential to having a functional team. Awesome. The report with the graphs, stats, team summary and personal summary is fantastic.
I got to know my team mates better, especially the new ones. Graphical presentation in regards to the colors and arrows is quite helpful to find gaps in self-assessment and assessment from the others.
I facilitated the remote work simulation for the team, and it worked well. The team discussed issues that would not otherwise have been discussed, for example, the team had not previously gone through who, for example, is disturbed by interruptions or how each team member experiences isolation. Overall, the tool was fun and interesting and gave a good idea of how others experience this telecommuting situation. The simulation served insanely well as a stimulus for discussion and a basis for dealing with different issues.
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