Vector Software is an experienced IT outsourcer, established in 2014 by enterprising professionals with strong IT backgrounds. The 65% of shareholders are based in Oslo, Norway and 35% in Lviv, Ukraine. Today, Andriy Dvorchyn, HR Director talks how openness to cooperation and high professionalism assure the company’s success and long-term customer satisfaction, and defines the key competencies for top managers of a modern software development company.
VECTOR SOFTWARE IN NUMBERS:
92% growth in 2018
90+ employees at the moment
55% employees have a senior level of competence
The people аre the main asset of any company, that is why successful entrepreneurs invest in the development of human capital. For managers, continuous learning and professional development is a precondition for success in a highly competitive environment.
The core of our management team is made up of heads of departments that do not intersect with their functional responsibilities and are directly subordinate to the CEO of the company.
Our team is united by the common goal and shares challenges associated with it. Therefore, working on various projects, each of us shows higher productivity rates than an average individual united in a group through cooperation would.
Any team is a reflection of its leader, and Vector Software is not an exception. All of our employees have been selected by Igor Vershynin, our CEO. He has a special approach to managing people: using the social dynamics of the group while managing its individual members. At the same time, Igor gained his credibility on the basis of trust, not formal authority. Given that his area of responsibility goes beyond the group, the ability to cooperate with those who are not his subordinates is extremely important for efficiency in his position.
Professionalism starts with being able to manage yourself, but being able to inspire and develop this quality in other members of a diverse team – is a completely different task for a manager. For many, understanding this is intuitive, to others it comes with experience. The key points you have to keep in mind for effective management are the following: leadership, responsibility, and relationships.
Being an effective leader means:
Taking responsibility for the result is a key to success at all levels:
A team should always be a part of the solution, not the problem, therefore, we always pay attention to relationships between our team members. Diverse ways of thinking and decision making are our competitive advantage, and thanks to teamwork, we achieve better results together than separately.
We have built strong connections in the team thanks to:
For our team members “we” go first then “I”, based on mutual understanding of the company’s mission. The purpose and its goals unite the team. Without clearly defined goals it’s just a dream. Outlining what our mission and goals are wasn’t enough, therefore we also made more specific:
All of us do quality work not because the CEO requires it, but because our colleagues expect it. Mutual support prevents the team from failures and mobilizes it if any of the team members need help.
Each member of our management team is the leader at Vector Software and provides supports, sets an example with effective behavior patterns, contributes to the professional development of teams and evaluates their effectiveness.
Ihor Vershynin believes that the human capital makes a major impact on the future success of the company: “We invest a lot in the development of our people and future leaders for the company. It is a contribution to the future growth and success of Vector Software which, moreover, brings employees satisfaction. This process is an integral part of the company development strategy, and the volume of investment directly depends on the dynamics of the organization’s growth.”
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