As an SDM, Gabriel Csergo, knows what it's like to manage teams and find the win-win in various situations. Below, he shares with us how he feels the Centric culture and values relate to his work as a manager.
I think of Centric as a people-oriented company where we treat our employees as partners. I have seen presentations where they say if you treat your employees as volunteers – treat them well, make them feel appreciated, and make them feel like they are part of something great – they will stay with you and help you reach your mission and goals. If you treat employees with the dignity and respect they deserve, they will be motivated to achieve more – go the extra mile – do the impossible. This is something I have felt at Centric since I first started many years ago.
We had a situation where one of our colleagues told us that she wanted to move to Cluj to be with her boyfriend who was working there. She wanted to let us know up front so we could start looking for someone to take her place. At that time, we didn’t have work from home or remote work policies like we do now, but we offered her a hypothetical situation – if it were possible, would you be interested? She told us that she had been thinking of something like this but was too nervous to ask. She said that she would like to work from Cluj and that she really liked the team and thought she could continue to bring value. I told her that I would look into it and she agreed. Afterward, I talked to the team and we came to the decision that we have nothing to lose. They didn’t immediately dismiss the idea; they were willing to give it a try. I then went to her and told we could try it out and see how it goes. She was so happy that she could move and not have to worry about finding a job. And we did not have to go through the stress of finding someone to replace her. It was a win-win for everyone.