Employee of the Month: Alina Miertoiu, Executive Manager, Center for Performance Benchmarking
Join us in our journey of interviewing some of the most extraordinary individuals that continue to make The KPI Institute a role-model for others to follow. In today’s edition, we will be featuring June’s Employee of the Month, Alina Miertoiu.
We don’t know everything, and we are not supposed to, so having people that can guide you or just give you a different perspective is vital.1. What is your role at The KPI Institute and what makes it special?
My role at The KPI Institute is split between Executive Manager of the Center for Performance Benchmarking and more recently, Management Consultant. My main responsibilities are to coordinate and work on benchmarking projects.
As a Management Consultant, I am involved in on-site or off-site consultancy projects.
Ever since I joined The KPI Institute, I appreciated the highly talented and energetic team, as well as the fact that the company is ready to help its employees grow. Moreover, I really enjoy working with a lot of different people, from very different cultures.2. How did it feel to be nominated and selected as Employee of the Month?
Given that the nomination happened in a challenging and ever-changing period for me, it just made my day.
It simply gave me the confidence that my work is appreciated, and my managers recognize my efforts, which can only serve as motivation to do even better in the future.3. What do you find most challenging at The KPI Institute?
I mentioned earlier that working with a lot of different people with diverse backgrounds is one of the reasons I enjoy my work.
Well, this is also one of the most challenging aspects, because it requires a lot of flexibility and adaptability.4. What would be the three main career lessons that you have learnt thus far?
Firstly, we don’t know everything, and we are not supposed to, so having people that can guide you or just give you a different perspective is vital.
Secondly, as mentioned before, flexibility and adaptability to different environments or points of view.
Thirdly, I have learned that working with passion can help you overcome stressful moments.5. If you could interview one person, either from the past or present, who would it be and why?
There are a lot of people I would like to talk to, especially strong figures that changed the face of our history.
However, this time I would say Amelia Earhart, an aviation pioneer and the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, because I find her courage inspiring.