The challenges of working with entrepreneurs
All companies, regardless of their size, will always seek to generate income, profit and expand. The issue with startups is time, growth has to be achieved in the shortest time possible, says Paola Fernández, Chief of People at Jüsto, the first 100% online supermarket in Mexico. To achieve this, Fernández points out, adjustments have to be made on a day-to-day basis.
Although not everything is about going on the fly. Another challenge associated with time is to land the entrepreneur’s idea to chart the way forward and thus be able to achieve the ambitious goal that one has, says Daniel García, Head of Product at Synapbox, a firm that automates the feedback collection process of consumers through the use of Artificial Intelligence.
“Entrepreneurs are in this rush to do things, to make an impact, to generate ventures that help change lives and people, and it is in this rush that they also have very big goals,” says García.
Thus, meeting the execution expectations of entrepreneurs becomes a challenge, says Hernán Barbieri, global director of Operations for Kidzania, a family learning and entertainment center with a presence in 22 countries. A challenge that is easier to face, if the culture of entrepreneurship is communicated, permeates the entire organization, involves and takes into account all members so that they feel fully part of the project and thus achieve the objectives together. “We should all be inspired and all of us get on the boat. It is not a one-time job, but an all-time job, ”says Lucia Mecott, Director of Technology and Operations at BlueMessaging, a company that is in charge of facilitating the company’s communication with suppliers and customers.
The key is also to prioritize and set limits, both Fernández and Barbieri agree. But time is not an enemy and in fact it becomes one of the great benefits of working with an entrepreneur: “the never ending story, that is, you have a project, an idea, you implement it, it ended, and you don’t have time. to say that’s it, because something new is coming ”, says Barbieri, it is a constant learning process.