Polaris Excellence Model
To support the value creation in our portfolio companies, we have developed the Polaris Excellence Model. This is our way of working together with portfolio companies and is based on experience and expertise in developing Nordic mid-sized companies since our foundation in 1998.
An important component of this model is workshops led by industry specialists, who provide hands-on expertise to support management teams to develop concrete skillsets, which can be applied in their business. The material from all our workshops is made available to our portfolio companies online for easy access. Since 2008, we have conducted over 40 workshops with more than 1,000 participants which has generated more than 250 documents and 6,000 pages on key value creation topics.
In addition to the workshops the Polaris Excellence Model includes standards, tools and best practices as well as a developed network of consultants and specialized experts ready to support the Management teams on specific topics such as: Pricing, Sales Efficiency and Procurement.
The Polaris Excellence Model at a glance
Our Polaris Excellence Model consist of a toolbox of selected modules covering areas of potential value creation for our portfolio companies in three phases of their development:
Each module is supported by a dedicated team in Polaris acting as a centre of excellence supported by a network of external industry specialists and consultants – Polaris Resource Group.
They can provide hands-on expertise to support the management teams in our different portfolio companies.
A toolbox for each of the Excellence Model’s three phases is also made available online to our portfolio companies and complemented by quarterly Excellence Workshops. The online toolbox includes introductions to theory and concepts, standards, tools, templates and best practices and the material from all previous workshops.
The Polaris Excellence Model online toolbox includes, for example, extensive material on the following areas:
The Polaris Excellence Model consists of
business documents of analysis, insights and best practices
a minimum of
annual workshops with experts and business leaders of other portfolio companies.
expert advisors and consultancy firms available to support our management teams with execution.