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Energy, hierarchy and conflicts

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Consultant energy affairs, Self employed

Rafael Herzberg- is an independent energy consultant, self-employed (since 2018) based in São Paulo, Brazil* Focus on C level, VPs and upper managers associated to energy related info, analysis...

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Energy, hierarchy and conflicts

In the eyes of companies and institutions, consumers of electricity, what would be the best approach to achieve and maintain excellent results in $/kWh and kWh/activity?

I saw two very opposite strands in my career as a consultant.

The most frequent, where the highest in the hierarchy who is handling the energy bill, commands and the others obey. In this model, there are no conflicts as everyone is permanently aligned.

A minority prefers to explore the alternatives, encouraging all levels of the hierarchy to contribute, and even disagree with the upper managers. It is in this environment that the best solutions are found, as exploration is much richer.

I realized that what was at stake is the healthy opening for the identification and mediation of conflicts. Prospecting solutions using all contributions is more valuable than blindly following the boss.

But especially in Brazil, the boss commands and who has good sense obeys as the local famous popular saying goes!


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