Are companies ready to meet new challenges? What actions will they take and what projects do they intend to implement?
The debate organized by the Capital24.tv editorial office was attended by: Olga Rawa-Siarkowska, organizational psychologist, lecturer at the University of Economics and Humanities in Warsaw and Robert Paszkiewicz, head of the CEE region at OVHcloud, as well as Beata Drzazga, the appreciated and award-winning founder and president of BetaMed SA , owner of many companies, including Drzazga Clinic and Dono da Scheggia in Poland, BetaNest Electronics and BetaInvest LLC in Miami, visionary, business and life advisor, entrepreneur, dean of the medical faculty of the University of Silesia.
Participants discussed whether business is afraid of another crisis? How does he prepare for it? Does technological development help or hinder the functioning of business in the current world? Are tailor-made services or meeting the needs of customers the solution? What are the moods for the coming year? What actions do you envisage? What trends will develop?
Olga Rawa-Siarkowska said that “2023 will be another year in which mindfulness, adaptation and good relations will be priceless, i.e. what supports organizations in dealing with change. I see some challenges here. The biggest one will be consciously learning from the experiences we have. We can make the conclusions from the last two years a new resource. What did the sudden change show? How did people in the organization react to it? How did she test the relations in the company? What helped us stay on the market? This is a valuable lesson that is worth examining consciously.” She also pointed out that “2023 is set to be a year of sustainable spending. Prudence in this area can encourage organizations to look for ways to more relevant recruitment and development processes. Careful analysis of the data we have from previous years, cooperation with properly prepared specialists, as well as the use of accurate and reliable tools in the form of psychological tests are a good starting point for important decisions. Let us remember that an investment in one area can bring savings in another.”
Robert Paszkiewicz talked about whether it is worth generating savings and how to optimize costs in the company, emphasizing that “the easiest way to optimize costs is to reduce them. This is the fastest and at the same time the most risky method, because it often assumes quick results, so these processes are not always carried out skillfully.
Skillfully conducted optimization allows you to reduce expenses on current functioning and streamline processes, and carried out at the beginning of the company’s operation or in conditions of market prosperity, when sealing expenses does not seem to be a priority, it is an investment for a worse time. This is how we approach it at OVHcloud and we have been using the circular economy since its inception. For two decades, we have also used liquid cooling, as well as product recycling, which allows for another life of previously used components.
At OVHcloud, we understand cost optimization as the control of all elements of the production chain, because this knowledge allows us to focus our attention on more effective management of the business and organizational model to achieve sustainable effects and lower bills.
We agree with the principle that if you can measure something, you can control it.”
Companies introduce new solutions and improvements, but the most important thing is still people and openness to their needs. Hence the question to CEO Beata Drzazga, is meeting the needs of customers a good solution? “In BetaMed S.A. “tailor-made” services are highly appreciated by our patients. Most people are satisfied and appreciate this approach to their care. The need for rehabilitation or comorbidities creates opportunities to treat each patient individually. It is very important to meet the patient and his needs. We are open to new suggestions or new proposals on how to improve care – whether from our employees or directly from patients.
I think it’s worth spending extra money for these purposes. These financial outlays are usually small, and patients and their families appreciate it very much. Ultimately, it is about the health and life of the patient.”
We are still aware of how the last few years have affected both the professional and private spheres. Difficult experiences and the need to take care of employees and their well-being are mentioned by Olga Rawa-Siarkowska: “We must also remember that 2023 brings another time of uncertainty. In the pandemic, we have seen that anxiety can be a real threat to employee engagement. In the era of rising inflation and recession, we will once again need to put emphasis on taking care of the psychological well-being of people in the organization. I think that transparency and open communication regarding the company’s situation, decisions and strategic plans will play a real role here.
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