sens

optimize processes, strengthen the results: experience strategies through creative consulting

Team building, generating ideas, supporting the process, implementation

A strategic approach to confronting increasing complexity:

  • create contextual awareness
  • unbiased questions set the tone
  • expand possibilities step by step
  • evaluate goals reflexively
  • strategic consulting
  • change process support
  • optimize time/cost ratio
  • create intuitively surprising user experiences

Using:

  • non-hierarchical teamwork
  • transdisciplinarity
  • cross-systemic synthesis and analysis
  • VUCA model
  • Lego serious play
  • spatial modelling
  • design thinking
  • strategic analysis

Participation is the answer

Our self-image and philosophy at blocher partners sens make us stand out from conventional management consulting firms. At sens, experts aren’t looking and acting from a distance. Instead, they work together with you as insiders – in correlative, agile and co-creative processes.

What does sens stand for? Teambuilding and participation on an equal basis. Processes and structures are generated collaboratively – with clients and users. Different perspectives come together in a collaborative solution that reflects input from all participants.

Whether accompanying a project, whether downstream or project-independent – be it Scrum, “Lego Serious Play,” spatial modeling – from New Work Methods to New Market & New Life requirements: We initiate change, optimize processes and maximize the user experience.

sens brings together creativity, quality, people and profitability. Our workshops combine existing knowledge with hidden potentials, and unites a task with your individual process and team.

— Together, we make a difference.

Our expert, Erik Schimkat:

»These days, design has to solve much broader problems than before. Rather than resist constant change, we have to embrace it as an opportunity. We have to work with, not against complexity; design not only for, but with a target group. No more magical formulas and general theories: Theories don’t set the tone anymore. Instead, they sit back and listen, they look, and then they recommend a unique plan of action.

“We are confronted with a new complexity. Boundaries between life and work, city and environment, are blurring; clear predictability is giving way to open variables. Today’s objectively correct deduction easily becomes subjectively problematic, and it’s happening faster than we expected.

“This gathering of open variables demands constant testing, questioning and readjustment from architects and interior designers. That's why our design strategy focuses on visual, haptic, analytical and emotional processes. Either/or makes way for total inclusion. Dualism and dichotomies meld in the connection between work and leisure time, between analog and digital, human and technological. Connecting is the new thing.«

blocher partners sens represents an agile and lively process for business and people, for rationality and creativity, sense and feeling, for today and tomorrow – for sustainability.

The more complex, the more special.
The more complex the target system and its demands, the more important the questions become: »Where do we start?« And »Where do we go from here?« blocher partners sens provides answers for a constantly changing, modular market – answers with individual processes, expertise and teams. Every task has its own, best rule; every motive contains its own best process; each goal has its matching team of experts.

Developing a design is a bit like traveling without a map. The path ahead is not predictable. Besides: the ultimate design is more surprising if one holds off on predictions and instead concentrates completely on the process, in the here and now. Because many paths lead to Rome. But that’s not necessarily where we want to go.

Our fast-paced world challenges us. And we take it on. We see the challenge as an opportunity to build bridges: connecting clients, users, aesthetics, environment, usability and surprise. And connecting our disciplines – architecture, interior design, product design and communication design. The space we shape promotes interaction. Here, design becomes tangible and emotions arise; here, experience can be realized.

Our shared process: Three phases that make the decisive difference

Phase 1: define
ChoiceLab
research — listen — build awareness — test new habits — unfold complexities — find the right questions — define fundamental values — set goals — expand possibilities — envision

Phase 2: change
ChangeLab
make complexity realizable — focus on benefits — put transdisciplinarity into practice — set a clear route — minimize time — produce in an uninhibited and goal-focused manner

Phase 3: learn
EvaluationLab
Evaluate benefits — time spent — impact — learn

Our premise: To achieve added value, you have to start with strong values.

Our conclusion: strong values are transdisciplinary