The city where it all started back in 1990. Then: in a basement and on a meagre pasta diet. Now: more than one hundred CRM-crazy people in an old hospital for the mentally ill, where staff bring in homemade cookies for Friday “fika” (coffee break with something sweet). The greenery around the old hospital brainwashes everyone to love (lime) green even more.
Since the Stockholm office opened in year 2000, the traditions from Lund have been swapped for trends in the capital, such as AW, bubbles and Buddha. Modesty is mixed with provocations like “this is the best office” and the hunt for the best week – these are all constantly present themes at this office, located smack in the middle of the Kungsbroplan square.
The ping-pong balls are flying at low altitude in the entrance and victory roars are mixed with vengeful looks during the breaks. Everyone, regardless of ping-pong ranking, is bragging about the amazing roof terrace with its veggie boxes. And there are no complaints about the river views and the iconic harbour cranes either.
Just behind the Royal Palace, there’s a building that’s almost as impressive as that one. Here, in and among rustic rafters and pointed ceilings, you’ll find Norway’s CRM elite. With a BBQ area and a rooftop terrace, many working days have passed into late summer evenings with views overlooking the capital.
The first office was launched in Bisnodes broom cupboard in 2010. Today, however, everyone is able to stretch out their legs in the heart of Helsinki. Swedish royals are paving the way for those needing to powder their noses, and the Swedish “fika” culture has got a twist of Finnish melancholy.
The location on Kultovet square means everyone here has developed amazing skills in “zigzagging-forward-through-hordes-of-tourists”. The typical Danish smørrebrød lunch is complimented with the tones from the Queen’s Orchestra, which regularly pass by the office.
Feel the breath of history and maybe a slight scent of smoke as you enter the old stock exchange, Börshuset, which survived the city fire in 1869. Once the northernmost commodity exchange in Europe, now Limes most northenly located office in Sweden. The sound of ancient calculating machines is nowadays replaced with the clattering from keybords.