Call for Leaders | Daniel Popa (Reynaers România): The challenge will be to constantly adapt our decisions by following the situation closely

Mihai Cristea 08/04/2020 | 14:52

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 Popa, Country Manager Reynaers România

 

What are the measures you took for your business during this period?

Since the beginning of this situation, our main concern has been the safety of our team and of those we work with. Most of our employees are already working from home, and for those who need to come to work, we have taken prevention measures so they can work safely.

A second extremely important aspect refers to supporting our partners by keeping our operations as close to normal as possible. A first priority is our supply chain, which, given the global nature of the pandemic, is a dynamic activity. We are in daily contact with all suppliers in the affected regions to prevent possible bottlenecks and to ensure the smooth running of the supply chain, and if necessary, we will replace one supplier with another where appropriate. Also, in order to minimize the effects, proactive measures have been taken by increasing the stocks of all items for which there was dependence on a single supplier and all high runners. We closely follow up the global situation and official guidelines regarding COVID-19 and adapt our strategy in order to keep operating.

Also, for supporting all our clients and partners, we keep all our locations opened, by working in shifts according to official recommendations, and for those working from home we provided the necessary equipment and connectivity so they can offer the requested services at the highest level of quality.

 

What’s your advice for business leaders for this crisis?

At this point we need more than ever to maintain the perfect balance between our people and our business. Regarding the business, it is unquestionable that all the necessary measures must be taken to limit the negative consequences that will emerge imminently in this crisis situation. The challenge will be to constantly adapt our decisions by following the situation closely. We are facing a new reality, whose duration and impact are completely unpredictable at this time. On the other hand, we cannot do all of this without motivated, involved people, who can adapt to change and who are opened. The only solution is to adapt and act accordingly. “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change.”

 

What’s the most positive business news you’ve read today and want to share it? 

The premises are that the constructions industry will come out of this period with the head up. There are real chances to recover the gap of this period. Some investors have even decided to work at full speed, especially in the residential segment, in order to be ready to sell in autumn, when are usually recorded most of the sales in the industry.

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