Richard Spithoven
What do you like most about your work?
I am often working closely together with people with diverse roles and expertise levels, varying from C-level management to database administrators. Helping these different people, all with their different (bigger or smaller) problems, achieving their goals is what keeps me running every single day. Let’s be honest… what’s more fun than helping others, with a team of experts in which everyone plays its own role, through which long lasting relationships can be build?

What do you like to do most when you aren’t working?
The industry we work in is very dynamic. Every day is different. Due to this, I always enjoy to spend time on research and personal and organizational development. What has changed? What will be the impact on the market? What does this mean for our customers? How can we help them best? These are the typical questions that I try to find an answer to in my spare time. Yes, it’s still “work related”, but my work is my passion as well. So why not spending time on your passion when you are not working?

What is the latest lesson you’ve learned?
As we are a growing company, it has been difficult sometimes to let things go. In the past, I always tried to control everything, to make sure it was going as I thought it should be. Working in a team in which other’s view might be as good as mine and letting them trying to find a solution and learn from the situation is actually the best lesson I have learned recently. Letting things go enable others to learn and grow and, as such, enable myself to learn and grow. This is actually something I really enjoy nowadays.

What superpower would you like to have?
Oww so many! But if I had to choose, it would be having the power to make a day last 48 instead of 24 hours. Why? Simply because I typically have so many ideas and things I would want to look into and learn about, that I would love to have more time to spend on these. But on the other hand, if a day would have 48 hours I probably would still not have enough time.
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