Call for Leaders | Daniel Ilinca (Softbinator Technologies): First and foremost – take care of your people

Newsroom 02/04/2020 | 18:11

Call for Leaders – 3Q is a new category where Business Review features our 3 questions with some of Romania’s top business professionals, bringing a positive, insightful, or otherwise constructive view of their markets in the context of the current crisis.


Current conversation: Daniel Ilinca, CEO Softbinator Technologies


What are the measures you took for your business during this period?
As a tech company, we are lucky to be able to transfer to work-from-home most of our projects and operations. We made sure our colleagues can take home their equipment so that it allows them to continue activity in close-to-normal conditions. Our interactions and internal communication are keeping up with the remote work and we are using online collaboration and communication tools to make sure teams are staying in contact and clients are updated in almost real time with progress on their projects.


What’s your advice for business leaders regarding this crisis?
First and foremost – take care of your people! They are essential for companies to be able to come back to business as normal when that will be possible. Even if you must cut back activities and even if you have to suspend work agreements, you can still make sure your people are taken care of, to the best of your possibilities. And then look after your business – keep your eyes open for opportunities, talk to your peers, seek advice and see if there are trends and predictions that can help you prepare for what’s next.


What’s the most positive business news you’ve read today and want to share?
There are quite a few: I’ve seen several business owners say that we’re together in this, so we need to be fair, pay our providers as much as we can or at least tell them openly about our situation; several businesses that got together to support civic initiatives or communities; in US, some of the very strict regulations are now a bit more relaxed, and we expect EU countries to follow or take example from this, to make things easier for patients stuck at home; schools, both teachers and students, started to use eLearning solutions and classes continue, although not face to face.

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