Utrecht, juli 2022
Beaufort Transformations and transactions has a completely new look, including a new payoff: Perfection made Personal. What does that mean in daily practice? Reason to ask the Beaufort consultants how they make it ‘Personal’. This week: Dirk van der Velden.
“I enjoy helping people and using my abilities for the good of others.” – Dirk van der Velden, consultant.
Perfection made Personal, what do you think that means?
Dirk: “Perfection made personal can be divided into two parts: Perfection and personal. To start with the latter. In my view, something is personal if it is yours; if it touches your heart. Personal is therefore a deep-rooted motivation that is part of who you are as a human being. It touches your being and you cannot force it. Perfection is more of an attitude where one always strives for the best result. The question is whether this can be maintained without a personal motivation. Perfection made personal is the coming together of the two. You have made striving for the best result part of who you are. The will to strive for perfection comes from a strong personal motivation. It is under these circumstances that perfection is sincere and persistent.”
And Dirk: how do you make it Personal?
Dirk continues: “For me, working for the best result is part of who I am. I enjoy helping people and using my abilities for the good of others, whether that concerns a company, an employee, an organisation, a director or a colleague. In my work, I am always looking for the best way to have an impact on the question at hand. That is where I get my energy from and where I can be myself the most. This can sometimes be found in small things, such as the way in which you enter the client’s office and, with an open attitude, show genuine interest in all the people who make the organisation who it is.
Finally, what is perfect for one person may not be for another. In my work, I meet many people from whom I can learn. In our cooperation, I am therefore always open to advice and constructive criticism in order to further improve/perfect myself.”