Looking back at my time at Builders so far, it’s been an exciting journey, especially the research-heavy beginnings. I was used to spending a lot of my energy getting people on board with innovation and convincing them of the advantages of investing in digital product development. Don’t get me wrong, I like spending my energy on preaching the lean innovation gospel, but it’s fun to work in an environment that is already equipped with this knowledge. They can more promptly push you to the limits to capitalize on your potential as an entrepreneur.
The birth of an idea
The entire process has been a balancing act between being strict on delivering in time and being open to everything that just happens in the process. It’s fun to see how fast a subject grows on you, so to speak. The more we spend time with it, the more we see that everything we come across online and all the conversations we have seem to suddenly direct us to that specific area. A couple of months ago, I was aware of the process of strategic goal alignment and the problems surrounding it, but now when I look around, it seems to be everywhere, and it feels perfectly natural. The seeds of a venture idea grew from this confidence.
What lies ahead
I like to see myself as an enabler. I always loved to observe people, understand their motives and enable them to do a better job in what they want to achieve or become. Wherever I go, regardless of my goals I want to create a culture where people feel confident about themselves in working on shared goals and passions. I want my idea to come into existence to support organisations in reaching their strategic goals faster and more effectively. A lot of companies develop wonderful strategies that could impact the world in a fundamental way but lack the vision to execute it. We found out that company leaders want to be in control of the execution of strategic goals but lack an overview on a team or a personal level. We are all about creating that overview. At the end of the day, I win if my team wins. By enabling people to work on strategic goals and having a clear picture of their efforts, organisations can perform better in executing their strategy successfully.
Let’s enable thought-and-act leaders so they can collaborate with a team of dream executers.