Reflections about People, Passion and Performance
Today is officially my first day at Transcom and I am proud and happy to be joining the team! I am always curious and since I could not wait to get started, I really enjoyed the opportunity to visit a number of Transcom offices in the last couple of weeks.
Meeting new colleagues and visiting different Transcom locations has been an amazing experience, and I would like to share some of the things I have learned thus far.
I have met inspiring Transcom people in Stockholm, Amsterdam, Groningen, Madrid, Milan and Denver. And I plan to visit many more Transcom locations in the coming months. It has been great to get to know the Transcom team and experience the positive energy and the constructive mindset.
I am impressed by my predecessor Johan Eriksson’s dedication to Transcom and his support to ensure a smooth transition of leadership to me. Likewise, Ulrik Englund has handled the transition of the CFO role very effectively. One of my first meetings at Transcom was the recruitment interview with our new CFO Leif Mårtensson, and I am happy that we could convince him to join the Transcom team.
This post would have been much longer if I had named each and everyone I have met during the last couple of weeks, but please be assured that I left our meetings even more motivated than I was going into them. Thanks to all of you!
To me, passion is one of the most important values in business as well as in private life. I am happy to say that I have already met many passionate advocates for global clients, innovation and best-in-class services in our Transcom team.
I’ve been thrilled to meet so many people who are truly passionate about Transcom and our industry. The high level of positive energy that people display towards Transcom and the possibilities in our industry really motivates me. It’s very important to me to create an environment in which each and everyone at Transcom is able to experience this passion and be able to contribute personally in a passionate way.
Hiring and retaining the best people, who are passionate about their work and creating value for clients, is the best foundation for top performance.
We need to perform at the highest level in order to serve our clients better than anybody else in the industry, and enable our clients to deliver the best possible service to their customers and clients. Only then do we deserve to be awarded with new business, allowing us to grow and finance the development of even better solutions for our clients. This is critical in order to remain competitive and relevant in a fast-changing marketplace.
Top performance requires hard work and doing things right. But doing the right things is just as important as doing things right. Continuously driving efficiency improvements is necessary, but innovation and growth are just as important to our continued success.
Thanks again for the warm welcome to Transcom!
Michael Weinreich, President & CEO