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Thinking People over Profit


Organisational success is so often considered to be a reflection of the people rather than the bottom line.  I often consider when does an organisation get the opportunity to start thinking team over profit?  The reality is that the right team, with the right skills can make running large and complex businesses look easy.  For me, the soft skills are the hardest to harness and organisations that take the time and effort to support the development of key soft skills, such as trust, relationship building, respectful dealings – that is when they will start to see opportunities converted to business and increased revenue.  Developing a culture of skill building can often be harder than the engineering projects many of our clients organisations undertake.

 

In a report by Deloitte called Alternative Thinking, they raised the concern that in the renewable energy sector, Soft Skills tend to be underdeveloped.  They highlight that management and staff need better teaming and engagement skills  as much as engineering and project management capability in order to underpin performance.   As a software and consultancy firm, Enverian can relate to the importance of the soft skills.  We always strive to deliver valued and often complex solutions to our clients.  Our teams are supported in building relationships and strengthening trust with our partners.  For a small company like Enverian, this is probably the easiest way for us to compete with the larger and bigger competitors out there.  However, it is easy to say it but exactly how do you build relationships into companies when you are trying to sell them a solution or a service?  How can you talk about trust when you are still an unknown entity to them?

 

Enverian always look to meet the stakeholders and determine the need within that organisation.  If they don’t need it, we don’t sell it.  Whilst small firms try to secure revenue at every opportunity, it is only going to work if the opportunity is right.  Our own team of consultants are led by the same values that the founders bring – integrity, trust, respect and honesty.  We believe in embracing the need to grow renewable energy into the largest source of energy generation across the globe and Enverian Developer is what we have built to help us share that vision.  We understand the need to share, collaborate, and present all information about your portfolio and have developed a solution for key decision makers – this is the essence of the Enverian story and we are proud to support this at every level.

 

Posted: May 20, 2013

The Right Level of Support


‘To deliver exceptional performance, decision makers need to be supported with program controls that give detailed, fast and accurate visibility into the program performance’ – this quote from the Deloitte Alternative Thinking Report 2011 on top issues in renewable energy highlights a key topic for many energy companies today.  With the evolution and maturity of social media, cloud technologies, mobile and on demand information needs, this level of support is not so easy to achieve.

 

Many organisations struggle to meet the fast paced needs of decision makers and it is clear that information needs are no longer a reporting or sub-ordinate to manager relationship, there is now a focus on collaborative decisions.  In order to deliver the right information at the right time, how can decision makers break down the various barriers that exist within any organisation?  With many sources to key information – finance, forecasting, development teams, operational teams and procurement all playing parts in the equation for evaluating a project opportunity in the renewable energy sector, how can you support the key decision makers with timely and accurate information needs?  Are there controls or reports in place that can reflect real time changes in underlying data such as currency, interest rates, tax incentives?  Whilst these financial challenges may be managed by the finance function, what about changes in procurement or wind data – how accurate and up to date is that information.  How do you visualise your key information across your teams?

 

The challenge to supporting decision makers therefore lies in the ability to source, update and present key information in the most timely manner.  Adopting existing spreadsheets, modifying internal communication paths, developing a culture of collaboration are not easy, but now necessary.  Decision makers want and expect real time data on their mobile device, that is pointing and directing them towards the most appropriate and significant decisions they need to make on a daily basis.  Enverian Developer has taken this challenge and focused our energies on solving this problem for clients.  We understand the need to share, collaborate and present all information about your portfolio and have developed a solution for key decision makers.

 

Posted: May 03, 2013

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