Success Stories

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The challenge

In the context of a large mining organisation in rural Africa, speaking a language that was unfamiliar and unknown to management, Metorex needed to  communicate their  change message effectively and efficiently so that employees (of different languages and cultures) understood it and could execute it.

How we solved it

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The challenge

Harmony grew as a company through aggressive acquisition and needed to create a single, strong unifying story that resonated as much with miners underground as it did with international shareholders.

How we solved it

We simplified the corporate strategy into a compelling story (which became known internally and externally as the “Harmony Way) and created a series of  innovative channels per employee segment (including Visual Strategy Maps, Cartoon Manuals, Industrial Theatre groups and an in house radio station) to communicate it.

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“We got to a stage where a miner in Welkom and a fund manager in New York could probably quote the so-called the “Harmony Way” with equal degrees of eloquence.  What worked? We kept it simple; and we created specific innovative communication/internal marketing channels, which reached every employee. I truly believe that the fact that the top team owned the story, and relentlessly communicated it and lived it enabled us to transform Harmony from a single lease loss making operation into the worlds’ fifth largest gold producer”.


Bernard Swanepoel, Harmony CEO, 1995-2007

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