Agne - Proud Lithuanian currently living in The Netherlands! I am super passionate about problem solving by using LEAN tools and methodologies, while these days getting more and more excited about driving digital transformations for legacy companies.
My career was always in corporate transformation programs. In the beginning I had the huge pleasure to learn LEAN from world-class gurus at Philips, which helped me later to get a fast and exciting promotion at another company - Maersk. There I had a great opportunity to shape a new department and team to drive business transformation projects within the shipping giant.
Most recently I was faced with a "millennial crisis" when I decided to quit my corporate job at Maersk and pursue volunteering with women in rural Uganda. You can check my stories from Uganda at https://nainyte.com/. I also share more of my thoughts and knowledge on business there too.
Currently I am working for a cool Dutch tech company with a weird name - Schuberg Philis, but with a very cosy and cool culture. I was hired there to build consultancy capabilities in a traditionally known IT company and drive digital transformation programs for our clients.
If you are interested to learn about LEAN process optimization methodologies or consulting in general, reach out! On top of that I could be a good sparring partner if you are struggling to find your next step in your career or need some encouragement to pursue your passion.
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Although the summer holiday season is over and most of us are getting back to our virtual or physical offices well rested, we shouldn't let go our Traveller mindset!
This time I wrote a short and sweet article slightly touching upon the meaning of happiness and how wearing a Fascinated Traveller hat every day helps us to appreciate the things we already have, instead of constantly aiming for more and higher.
Over the last years I have learnt that HOW (i.e. your mindset) is way more important than WHAT (e.g. job or things you own).
👉 check out the post and let me know your thoughts!
2020 proved many businesses that resilience is vital! The already fast moving world became even more unpredictable and volatile. And driving digital transformation became even more urgent for companies that want to stay relevant in the future.
BCG suggest companies to follow a 3 step approach to define priorities for their own context:
✅ Address Imperatives to Respond and Recover.
First, solve issues resulting from lockdowns and focus on short-term value. Afterwards accelerate your recovery by building new skills and capabilities to adopt to new ways of working.
✅ Reimagine the Future and Set Ambitions.
After short-term priorities are implemented, it's time to set your future ambitions which will help to differentiate yourself in the market.
✅ Build Sustainable Advantage.
Finally, don't forget to do a gap analysis to better understand what is lacking in your organization to build long-term resilience.
Reading this gives me a good confirmation that my work - helping organizations to drive digital transformations, is so relevant these days!
I am again trying to get out of my comfort zone and recorded another video where I share my key-takeaways from a recent WHUB digital conference with so many inspiring women from around the world.
WHUB is my favorite coworking space for modern women which is based in Vilnius (Lithuania) and I loved it so much during my first visit this summer.
Thanks Karina, Ieva, Nichola, Patricija, Justina and Zydrune for your insights and inspiration!
Profit vs Purpose. These days we hear more and more examples of companies who sacrifice their profit in order to pursue what feels right for society or environment. Think of Walmart stopping to sell gun ammunition in the USA or Patagonia's efforts in protecting our environment.
It seems like a trend that companies are embracing purpose way more than historically well known profit. This sounds very much expected in order to attract millennial and Z generation employees and consumers. It has even been confirmed by several recent studies that indeed millennials and Generation Z prefer to buy products from socially responsible companies and the same goes for choosing an employer.
This is great to see, however I would like to raise a question - is it really that bad to focus on PROFIT?
I don't think so. We need money in order to do good in the world. Economic growth has proven to reduce poverty with increases in wages and employment opportunities for the poorest.
This was also one of my key takeaways from my volunteering experience with women in rural Uganda. You simply need MONEY in order to do good things.
👉 check out my blog post to get inspiration from companies that combine purpose with a seek for profit. What are your favorite examples of such companies?
It was such a big pleasure to be a speaker at VirtuaGym Lunch & Learn session a month ago which was initiated by their HR department to boost their employee motivation and engagement. I find it such an inspiring initiative!
My keynote speech covered 4 key learnings from my 2019 career break which I often refer to "millennial crisis." Those learnings are:
1. Purpose isn't just ONE thing
2. The difference between WHAT & HOW
3. It's okay to be an average citizen
4. I am so lucky where I was born
Thanks VirtuaGym for your invitation and donation to Integrated Villages NGO as a thankyou gift. The donated money will be used to open a new business line to women in rural Uganda. This makes me really happy and excited!