From Toyota to i-Neti. Head of MS Dynamics department at i-Neti, Vladislav Somov, explains how the transition from an automotive giant to a developing IT-company enhanced his managerial expertise. Vladislav Somov A year ago, I was part of one of the world’s largest corporation Toyota, planned my career around Toyota’s IT-projects and felt indispensable in that huge international mechanism. However, within the space of several months, I dived into the turbulent world of MS Dynamics with my new team at i-Neti. How Toyota [...]
Holacracy empowers i-Neti employees to become leaders, develop new skills and make fast meaningful decisions in their line of work. Let us show you with some fun animations how we were able to optimize decision-making processes and provide the best possible service for our clients.
The Adoption of Holacracy at i-Neti. Earlier, i-Neti used to work like most companies. Management would assign tasks to employees from above, and employees fulfilled them and then waited for new assignments. Over time, we realised that such management hampers our development. We started to look for companies that employ non-standard methods of management. We learnt from the experience of Zappos, Airbnb, Valve, Knopka and Tochka bank. We saw that employees with initiative have more freedom of decision-making in these companies, [...]
In the beginning of November, 2018, IT-camp «Innocamp» invited us to participate in their project. The project involved students taking part in a hack-a-thon, with the winners being awarded an invitation to a one-day internship at innovative IT-companies in Russia. We had not been engaged in such events before, but liked the idea very much and we agreed! We consider the transfer of knowledge to the emerging generation a very important mission. One of the winners of the hack-a-thon was Camilla, a 16-year old student from the city of Kazan. After the presentation of awards, Camilla told us that she was most eager to learn about machine learning. It was our pleasure to welcome Camilla to our Kazan office [...]
Roadshow around Italy and Germany Last week our colleagues returned from yet another road show. This time, we had appointments exclusively with integrators. We assumed that everyone was working with Dynamics 365FO in Europe, but it turns out that this is not the case. Many companies are still working with older versions including 2009 and 2012. Our company and our experience raised a high level of interest. We briefly outline the meetings below. Day 1 Milan We met with a major Italian integrator that [...]
We apply OKR methodology in Neti since 2014. We started from a quarterly planning, but then understood that no ambitious goals can be achieved per quarter. So we switched to semi-annual intervals. Some goals were easily achieved, the others failed miserably, and the third ones were cancelled or deferred for the future. As a result, we gained a better understanding of how to correctly set, achieve and synchronize the leaders’ goals. If you also want to see where your company as [...]