BR’s 20 years in review | A lesson from Marian V. Popa (DB Global Technology): Balance and responsibility when building a center for a big brand

Newsroom 09/05/2018 | 13:00

Want to know the secrets to running a successful business? Business Review talked to the top managers who head up 20 of the most important organizations in their sectors to get the lowdown on the main lessons they have learned since taking the helm.

Here’s a lesson from Marian V. Popa, general manager, DB Global Technology: 

“When building up a new center for a big brand, the first things that come to almost everyone’s mind are ambition, almost endless possibilities and the desire to achieve – or even better – to overachieve. But this is a trap, as reality is not as pink as it seems at first glance.

Therefore, my conclusion is: balance and responsibility. Balance in order not to run before you can walk, i.e. growing at a mature pace, in synchronization with your hiring and integrating capabilities. And secondly, responsibility, as we are all responsible for being creators of resources too, not just users of them. Meaning building up capacities to grow and train people. And then, it works.”

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