It always pays off for executives if they first and foremost support their staff in getting their tasks done more successfully and more rapidly.
As a Vice President in Research and Development, I worked with large global teams on complex technical projects and margin engineering programmes. In 25 years of operative accountabilities, I always enhanced the comprehension and the collaboration between the departments at their intersections. The further I managed to improve processes and collaboration across interfaces, the more innovative and efficient the team became. I credit all my project accomplishments to the skills and efforts of my former co-workers. Therefore, for me, “respect” is where it all begins!
International assignments at Unilever, Beiersdorf, Reckitt Benckiser and Boots/Hermal.