‘Perfekt Samspill’ – An Employee’s Perspective
Our colleague, David Johnson first joined NorDan in January 2017 and this was a phrase that he immediately encountered and after a very short period of time, he really began to understand exactly what this means to NorDan employees and the brand across all countries. Below is David’s account of what Perfekt Samspill means to him.
“As a company we are constantly aiming for perfection and as a team, we know the challenges that we will face to reach that standard, but we can continuously drive ourselves on a daily basis to improve processes for ourselves, the NorDan brand, and most importantly our customers.
Any business can throw words around such as ‘honesty’, ‘challenging’, ‘team-work’, and ‘passion’ but how do you get employees on board, and create an environment where these words and phrases actually mean something? For me, this positive attitude and challenging environment comes from the owners, directors and managers and their desire to keep moving forward in a competitive industry – and I can fully appreciate the amount of hard work and dedication it takes to create this culture within the work place. This attitude naturally filters down through the ranks and it is clear to see this from colleagues collaborating with their fellow colleagues and even from them communicating with and helping our customers.
On a personal level, when I first joined back in January 2017, I was welcomed into the NorDan family and it didn’t take long for me to settle into my new position. I was instantly mentored, followed by being sent to Norway and Poland for training. Even when I was abroad as a ‘new face’ visiting factories and offices, I was treated exactly the same throughout.
NorDan is still a family owned Norwegian company after 90 years of existence, and to me this speaks volumes as to how this company is ran today. You really do get a sense of family and team work. On a daily basis we speak with colleagues in Norway, Poland and Sweden to help reach our end goal – to create a perfect product and provide an exceptional service for our customers.
Perfekt Samspill in Norwegian directly translates to Perfect Interaction. For NorDan, this means striving for perfect interaction between its employees, products and customers. I believe that this can be achieved through having trust in our own values and working together to be the best that we can be.
NorDan UK are going through a challenging time as a rapid-growing business and because of this we need to constantly strive to think outside the box, improve our processes and keep on aiming for Perfekt Samspill.”