I interviewed Vinicius Palerosi Ribeiro who discussed his views on organizational change and the challenges in Brazil. .
Please provide a brief background of yourself
I'm a professional of Import & Supply Chain in the Hardware & Software consumer market, specifically in the printers market. Graduated in Business Administration, Post-graduated in Business Intelligence. I have more than 15 years of development around the all supply chain, logistics, procurement, warehousing. I am a Latin American and get knowledge about LA & NA markets.
Dustin: What are your views on organizational change?
In Brazil, a country which is undergoing great changes as an emerging country entering into the world economy, leaders and businessmen need to develop themselves as Brazilian professionals, However, to ensure they can keep their positions they always want to hire for low wages, offering no resources and incentives for self-growth. In terms of the capability of professionals, there are so many people with robust backgrounds, pro-activeness and ambition, but without expectations to be winners. This is because the Brazilian soul and mindset is to harness oneself and not to go looking around for better things. Change is necessary and there should be a common movement to alert the board, shareholders and proprietors that their CEOs and staff take in gross margin and target achievements but without loyal sustainability.
What are the challenges faced?
The main challenge faced are different from what the media and publications say. There is a lack of able HR professionals. We need to hire leaders with technical knowledge and know-how, controls with a functional matrix of their employees, time control for critical issues aligned with a career plan, discussions about benefits in accordance with company growth. There is a lack of an educational basis for driving a leadership doctrine and the nuances of the process into the scope of organization. There is an excess of lobbying and political relationships with suppliers and customers. There is not fair play in the dispute of the market share. In terms of self characteristics, there exists a Third World mindset.
How can the challenges be addressed?
For me, the style of growth is wrong. It iss like a disoriented growth in a big city, the government goes on building, streets, bridges, condominium, railways, subways and so on, with no planning. Years later the city is a chaos, with large traffic jams, high prices, high tariffs and taxes, large noises, an environment drained and many many things out of sync. In other words, we need examples of capitalism like the Japan for example, a light growth but sustainable, with wellness and reliability, quality in their products, solid governance, fair play and union. I haven't visited Japan personally, but by my readings, feedback, books, TV and Internet, I'm sure that this culture is alive into of each Japanese citizen over there.
About Vinicius Palerosi Ribeiro
Import & Planning Oversight
Lexmark International do Brasil