How and why Telenor stands out as a global Technology provider:
In all markets and industries, there will be losers and winners. The telecom industry is by no means any exception. Among all the big companies that the technological revolution has fostered, it is now Telenor, from small Norway that has risen to the top as one of the leading companies. How did they achieve this? And most important of all, how will they go about maintaining and reinforce this position in the future?
Sigve doesn’t think this success is something that happened by chance in recent years, he believes that it has been a result of a culture and a mindset that Telenor has had for years. Sigve says that ever since the start of the technological revolution, Norway and Scandinavia have emerged as market leaders. A number of groundbreaking technologies and solutions came from the Scandinavian markets in the beginning. Already 20 years ago, Telenor showed a unique ability to commercialize the new technology and optimize it according to the customer’s needs and usage pattern. Compared to a number of other companies, Sigve believes that Telenor is exceptionally good at sticking to its core business and vision: “Connecting you to what matter most, empowering societies”.
No matter how the market changes, people and organizations will always have a strong desire and need to communicate with each other. Sigve therefore believes that Telenor’s ability to always have this vision in focus, more than what technology they use or how large margins they can create, is what has led Telenor to where they are today.
Silvija points out that Telenor is by far not the only company that have access to this technology and who are seeing these trends, so is this really all? Therefore in conclusion, Sigve explains Telenors strongest card: From his experience around the world, he has realized the simple fact that people are people. They like to be seen, respected and taken seriously. If you can bring this culture along, you can really get ahead in the market. He therefore credits much of Telenor´s success abroad to the Scandinavian leadership culture that Telenor has brought with it out into the world. How the company has a strong focus on job satisfaction, an informal and diversified management culture and the strong will of the employees to be heard, and deliver the service the customer wants. This despite the fact that it can destroy the company’s current core markets.