Director who does not want to sit alone. Take a look with us to the second home of business leader in Slovakia. Into his office this time let us Martin Hrnko, CEO of QBSW, a.s.
Executive office should be organized and transparent. This opinion is held by the head of the top Slovak IT companies. That is why his “equipment” of his table can fit into a small mound. “My opinion is that, if I have on it a pile of documents, it is not alright. Because they have to be either in the archives, or in the next processing stage.” Explains Martin Hrnko. But he admits that some of them will „warmed up“ with him longer.” For example those who I need to return. Those then migrate into the drawer– for gradually collecting. And when they are already out of date, I shred them.”
Martin Hrnko office has another specific, which is not usually seen for heads of the Slovak companies. It is associate. “When I became a General Director they asked me if I will have a separate office. But I do not want to close myself into the office and lose contact with the pulse of the company,” argues Martin Hrnko. The company therefore do each other with the Executive Director Maroš Herda. And openness stimulus clearly declare the doors that closes only in exceptional cases. “To me employees do not need set the meetings. When they have a problem that cannot move, they can come straight here. Because the role of General Manager is I think also about being able to move things forwards.”
But even Martin Hrnko sometimes needs to “crawl into shells” and cut off from the outside world. For this there is a music and special headphones that in addition to her eardrums will not let anything in. “When I need to focus on the work they allow me, without being disturb by others.”
“I don’t prefer personal things like photos or souvenirs on the table. But one accompanies me – and it is a pen, which I received from my wife. It is engraved my name, even though it once managed ,to get lost.’ More precisely disappeared. Indeed I tend never lose things and I could not find it after few weeks, I must confessed to her. She bought me then for sure three new. In short term came a colleague from the IT development with the question if the pen, which lies for a month on their office table, isn’t accidentally mine.
At first I am IT person, but I will not let by the classic sticky note with comments. On one of them I have written flaps for colleagues, which I communicate often. Recorder in this direction was the paper that I have had on the desk for four years and gradually I strike out those who have already worked for us, so it also had a historical value. Except for smartphone, iPad and notebook, which I use for work has a place on my desk a special phone, which is basically a control panel connected to the Internet. Thanks to this application on the phone and they can reach me anywhere on the flap. They don’t need to know that I am not at office. For example, we communicate well with colleagues who go on language courses in Malta.
This mug is special one – on the other hand I have a name on it, to not be taken. However, it has a small hook. My name and logo are visible only when it is in a cup of hot coffee or tea. After drinking of content, the color of the surface will disappear.”