Late last week it hit me that I’ve been part of TIQQE for over a year.
In this blog I would like to share some of my experiences from the previous year.
I started in November 2019, I was excited, filled with energy, many ideas of what we could do and to be honest I was nervous and at times I still am.
It started great, it was a booming market, we have great company with fantastic employees and customers, and I spent most of my days spending time with them.
We have always said we want to build something different – We want TIQQE to be something else.
We kicked off 2020 by setting the strategy ahead and didn’t want this to be set within a small group of people, so we opened this up to the entire company and workshopped together from our set vision and mission. Together we defined what was important for everyone and then together set a plan and started to execute. The result was outstanding, I was blown away by the amount of great ideas and the involvement by everyone and what pleased me the most was that we did this together.
Then just around the corner the pandemic hit, we saw a rapid change in the market and understood that we needed to act quickly. We needed to take control of what we could internally and then focus on sales externally and adapt to the market. We set a plan in place and started to execute, somethings worked and of course many didn’t.
We had one rule during the pandemic, we don’t let anyone go and stick together. Whatever it takes and make sure to always find a way, to ensure our peoples safety.
I’ve personally made many mistakes in the past year, everything from saying the wrong thing, making wrong decisions and feeling of course I could have handled certain situations better. At the same time, it’s been very fun, at times it’s been challenging, very developing and I’m extremely thankful to have the possibility to work with people who are kind, understanding, helpful and out-standing within what they do.
My key take aways from my first year are:
- You don’t need to have all the answers
- The more questions you ask the more you learn
- Reflect, reflect, reflect
- Don’t be afraid to say I don’t know
- Don’t see employees and customers – See individuals
- Most importantly always be nice