The power of developing ideas up in the strathosphere and making them usable and useful to managers down in the trenches
Carisma RCT Ltd. is a knowledge-intensive business specialized in solving complex business problems through simple implementable solutions. As a boutique business consultancy, we work with industry, governments and research organisations on the most diverse issues always generating measurable results.
Our mission is to help our clients grow by designing and deploying self-sustainable strategic, organisational and operational solutions for business improvement, business turnaround and business transformation.
Founded in 2007, our strategy is very much based on organic growth and diversification. Although still very much a small company, we manage ourselves with the same level of attention and scrutiny you would expect from larger businesses. A good proof of that is our successful attempt to gain ISO9001 certification by DNV earlier in 2012.
We are headquartered in Aberdeen (Scotland) and Parma (Italy). We use technology to work with distributed teams and clients from all over the world whilst minimizing our carbon-footprint.
RCT stands for Research, Consulting and Training, which are also the three main areas around which the business is structured:
|We generate usable insight through a rigorous scientific approach blended with creative thinking||We deliver strategy and management consulting to support businesses along the whole life-cycle.||We design and deliver ad-hoc executive training and professional development|
What we do
For “almost” any business challenge you might be facing, we ask you questions, listen to your answers, frame the problem, work hard to find a solution through experience and top-quality research and then we implement it.
What we do not do
Steal your watch to tell you the time!
What we know
Our core competences lie in business strategy and operations, business improvement, supply chain, strategic sourcing and information systems.
What we believe
We strongly believe that the traditional consultancy approach based on benchmarking a specific client/situation to so-called “best practices” is flawed. Nowadays best practices become old as they are implemented and every business is unique. We can and should learn from pre-existing best practices but simply running after what has worked for others means you are going to be at best an industry follower, not an industry leader.
How we differ
We have reinvented traditional management consultancy and academic research. We take the best features of the latter (i.e. researching best practices, knowing leading-edge theories and tools) and mix them up with the best features of industrial practice (i.e. result-orientation, realism, quick cycle times, experience) to deliver something truly unique that helps you overcome your challenges, within time and budget.
What you get
We help you redefine best practices, become your industry leader and achieve improved productivity, improved sales, reduced cycle times and/or maximised ROI
Since its inception, Carisma RCT has aimed to operate to the same corporate standards as much larger research institutes and consulting businesses. The management behind Carisma RCT comes from long careers at board level in some of the biggest companies, universities and research institutes in the world.