When three companies merge into one, building a new organisation structure is a big an time consuming challenge. To create a successful organization, you have to merge cultures as well. As they say: culture eats strategy. At FORS, they were well-aware of the importance of culture.
FORS is a utility service company put together by the merger of three local utility service companies in Denmark: Roskilde, Holbæk and Lejre. The 190 employees at FORS work hard to make sure that the citizens have access to clean fresh water, effective heating in their homes and much more. FORS is committed to continuously improving and innovating their business and have a clear focus on developing new environmental friendly technologies. When FORS was founded in the merger of three existing companies, Business Consultant Bjørk Hasager Sørensen was given the challenge to find a solution to effectively merge cultures and create a sense of unity.
Building a shared company culture
Not only is FORS put together by three companies with different physical addresses, but FORS also has a lot of employees who do not spend much of their working day at an office, behind a computer. FORS, therefore, faced a challenge to create a shared company culture. Bjørk Hasager Sørensen saw the need to unite all employees on a digital platform. About that he tells:
A mobile intranet solution
FORS needed a system that could ensure that all employees could be reached digitally. They found that solution in Colibo. Colibo is a mobile intranet solution that gives you access to the same information and communication as the rest of the organisation, whether you are sitting at your desk at the office or are on the road. With Colibo, FORS implemented the system they needed to bring the company together as one.