Combinus’ mission is to enable organizations to create much more with what they have – by having their people be part of something bigger: socially and intellectually
And also by enabling ORGANIZATIONS to be part of something bigger: through closer partnerships, cross-industry think-tanks, and direct customer involvement
It started in the Nordics – based on Nordic values
It’s no secret that we believe trust, flat hierarchies and employee happiness are cornerstones of an effective modern organization. But we also believe that every organization must start somewhere and deal with the unique situation it’s in. That’s why Combinus was built on a foundation of opportunity: making it possible to support the organization we dream of. But just as importantly on a foundation of customization: accommodating every organization where it’s currently at and in where it wants to go.
Co-founders Karsten and Nikolaj on why Combinus was created
Combinus was originally a spinout of the Technical University of Denmark, where we used to work on business education related to technological innovation. We were trying to create cross-connections and knowledge-sharing between the different alumni groups, so we explored the available kinds of digital platforms that could support this purpose. Despite the myriad of options, they all fundamentally tried to tackle the issue with just a handful of repetitive functionalities, which our research found not to be particularly effective.
Clearly, more could be done to facilitate effective cross-collaborations by making use of a mixture of exciting new technology as well as a timeless grounding in the psychology of how people think, work and socialize. So we set out to create a whole new platform – clearly distinct from what had been tried before. This generated great interest – not just within our original focus area of alumni relations – but also from organizations outside the university. They had been struggling with similar challenges of breaking down silos, supporting dynamic new ways of working and creating a more integrated and effective workforce.
Now, we are extremely pleased to launch a whole new and much more powerful product based on everything we’ve learned through 5 years of testing and feedback gathered from a great variety of organizations that are all on the same mission.
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