If you have a problem where you need to fix a broken process and don’t know where to start, reach out! I can introduce and coach you how to use a proven LEAN problem solving methodology which I have applied hundreds of times to solve complex operational problems at Philips, Maersk and other clients.
About meI was born and raised in a small but ambitious and fast growing country Lithuania. However, due to my eagerness to explore, challenge myself and learn new things, I always felt that the place was too small for me.
So after my international studying experience in South Korea and The Netherlands, I started to work at Philips in Amsterdam. I worked for a global transformation programme where I got my strong passion for process excellence.
Later I moved to shipping giant Maersk, where I was quickly promoted to form a new transformation department and take on a leadership role. This whole transition to a new industry and early leadership experience was tremendous for my personal development. But in the midst of my promising career, I decided to do something crazy! I quit my job to pursue volunteering with women in rural Uganda.
My career break year allowed me to take a step back and think about my purpose. This is when I decided to come back to the business world which was always so exciting for me, especially as I grew up with entrepreneurial parents. Currently I am working at Schuberg Philis, which is a Dutch technology company known for its self-steering customer teams and continuous highest customer satisfaction ranking (Giarte).
On top of my daily work I am still engaged with Integrated Villages NGO in Uganda and write my personal blog on issues which are typically faced by young professionals.
Other people often describe me as someone who is not afraid to get her “hands dirty” and deliver results.
My personal blog: https://nainyte.com
In 2021 I decided to commit sharing more failure stories on social media and less of “Look, my dear network how well I am doing!”
So here is my fourth story:
My whole career I did business problem solving. To be honest, mostly successfully thanks to learnt LEAN thinking methodologies. After a while I got really confident in this area.
So when a colleague asked me if I am willing to solve a cost reduction problem, with no doubt I said 'Yes!' He did try to scare me a bit that others already had unsuccessful attempts, but this didn't bother me. I still felt confident to 'crack this nut.'
Well, things didn't go as expected. I did extensive data analysis for months but I could not find the factors to reduce the cost without incurring them in other business parts.
Two lessons learnt here:
1️⃣ Be humble about yourself and your capabilities.
2️⃣ Sometimes bringing transparency in business is a great achievement too.
I would love to hear your failure stories too! Please share it in Comments.
Input determines the output you get! This is a principle which applies to so many things in our lives.
Recently I especially remembered this principle while doing my root cause analysis on why some expert discussions turn out to be so fruitful, while others not at all.
👉 check out my blog post to read more about the importance of high quality questions and tips on questions you can use while talking to experts.
Happy reading and looking forward to hearing your experiences and thoughts.
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