Meet Adrian, Our May Employee of the Month!
At The KPI Institute, our mission is to pursue performance, in all its facets, and bring this knowledge to others who wish to improve both on an individual level and an organizational one. Outstanding employees that strive to lift their company to new heights, maximize its potential and strengthen its development, so that it becomes the best of the best, all the while harnessing this knowledge to better themselves as professionals – these are the people that inspire us.
Join us in our journey of interviewing some of the most extraordinary individuals that continue to make The KPI Institute a role-model for others to follow. In today’s edition, we will be featuring May’s Employee of the Month, Adrian Șuteu, Solutions Manager for TKI Solutions.
1. What is your role at The KPI Institute and what makes it special?
The KPI Institute was my very first work place. I had the chance to meet extraordinary people, co-workers and mentors here. Although I started as a Digital Marketing Intern, the company proved to be flexible and therefore a few months later, they gave me the chance to work as an Intelligence & Insights Specialist. Since then, I have gained a lot of knowledge about various business software solutions.
After leaving the company for a few months, I came back on a new position, Solutions Manager and I am currently responsible for the identification, customization, implementation, end-user training and database management for various software solutions (CRM, BI), both internally and externally. TKI Solutions is one of our newest brands that focuses on software implementation.
2. How did it feel to be nominated and selected as Employee of the Month?
Being nominated for this award was a little bit of a surprise but it also gave me a nice feeling. And of course, winning it felt great. I appreciate the support and trust that The KPI Institute team is giving me.
3. What do you find most challenging at The KPI Institute?
The most challenging part, in my case, comes with the fact that I have recently became a manager and that my responsibilities are much larger now. But besides the fact that I am on a new stage and I have a lot to learn about how to be a good manager, I don’t find things challenging at The KPI Institute. Of course, a lot of hard work and dedication is required to do a good job, but if you like what you do and have a clear career path in front of you, things get fun and easy.
4. What would be the three main career lessons that you have learnt thus far?
There is no such thing as impossible – everything can be learned if you work hard and invest time in it.
People are different, but each one of them can bring value; together they create a system that works like a watch – every part, big or small, has to be there and do its job in order to keep the watch working.
Patience is king – besides dedication and hard work, you must give time to yourself and others if you want to see good results.
5. If you could interview one person, either from the past or present, who would it be and why?
I would interview Marc Benioff, the founder and CEO of Salesforce, because the story of this brand and how strong and appreciated it became seems incredible to me. And besides, he is well known as being a tolerant person and a philanthropist, aiming to change the world through technology.