Women in SHIPPING- Building a sustainable human-centered-future for Global Shipping!


Women in SHIPPING- Building a sustainable human-centered-future for Global Shipping!
Nafsgreen Daily Shipping news Nikos Doukas Panos Doukas

The Interview

Potentia – Vision – Mission – Values. What is a human-to-human (h2h) approach and how can be applied in the Shipping Industry?

Potentia World is a ‘people-centric’ business with a performance structure that places the individual at the heart of everything. We are specialized in developing and empowering people serving Shipping to become resilient and capable of responding to challenges. Our holistic systems, Empowerment-Assessment-Wellness, cannot be adapted to a b2b or b2c model; h2h (human-to-human) is the ideal ‘business’ model that perfectly reflects our vision, mission and values.

Business is fundamentally a human activity, an interaction between human organizations. Specifically, business in shipping is competitive, highly dynamic, complex and risky. It is grounded in individual and collective human behavior, and conducted between organizations that are themselves complex. It is a fast changing environment, critical, challenging and evolutionary. We see the human being behind the job title, we have clear and honest communication with people, we get the best out of every person, whatever their circumstances we empower people with coaching, training and the right tools to thrive.

By applying our h2h approach we support organizations to take people-centric decisions and enable their teams to explore their work-life blend. People’s brain can be a precious investment for an organization; however, heart and emotions can be priceless. Mrs Nemat Shafik, a leading economist, Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, put it in the right words. “In the past, jobs were about muscles, now they are about the brain, but in the future they will be about the heart.”

Managing people is not a science but a practical art applying general principles in a specific context. The key is not to plan the whole journey but to set the direction and allow the organization to navigate. People always need a map before they set out and they can add details to the map as they go because as they go, they learn (develop) and adapt. Potentia’s learn-and-adapt training model shape an organizational culture that is not only more thrusting, but more resilient. People understand what matters and can react quickly to whatever is unexpected. Learn-and-adapt model unleashes human energy and acts as a motivator. It demands, creates, fosters large numbers of leaders and enables them to stretch themselves by giving them the freedom of action within defined boundaries.

In Potentia World, we establish honest, win-win relationships with our clients and ensure sustainable growth of the human capital that leads to a successful organizational performance and a sustainable future for Global Shipping.

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