For us, the client’s interests, not those of TGISC®, take center stage: we keep our focus on the long-term. We can assure our own future only by ensuring the success of our clients. Never by making the quick and easy sale.
And this is one point where we absolutely refuse to compromise. For example, recently we turned down a million-dollar contract in southern Europe because our work would be based on unfounded directives rather than on validated methodologies. A first-class solution is always more important to us than a first-class fee. Not that we turn up our noses at the latter. But given the choice, we always choose the better solution. This is probably a very good example of what “dignity” means to the TGISC®.
And by the way, it’s one of the character traits held in esteem by the citizens of Hamburg.
A second point where we refuse to compromise is motivation. Our motivation allows us to present better solutions than other strategy consultants every single day. It’s the glue that holds us together. It’s our life blood. Anyone who works against it, anyone who lessens our motivation, anyone who throws a monkey wrench into the works, that person has seen their last day with us. Sounds brutal? The first time you speak with your new colleagues, you will understand why not only our clients, but also our employees stay with us longer than anywhere else. We won’t allow anyone to dampen our spirit!
By the way: The TGISC® welcomes mistakes.