Our Sales Director for Sweden, Norway, Finland and the Baltics just arrived back from his yearly trip to Japan. Inspired by the country and the ambiance he wanted to share a note with us:
As the saying goes, ”All good things come in three.” I recently had the opportunity to enjoy becoming middle-aged (over age 30), closing out the best quarter ever for my team at Cint (including the best month ever and record growth) and on top of that, spent the best part of the year in Japan watching the cherry blossoms arrive during what they call hanami.
Having a Japanese wife and the good fortune of spending time in this amazing country every year, it always strikes me how much spirit and pride they put into everything they do! Regardless of what the task is, ambition always seems to complete it with the best possible quality while at the same time remaining humble. This makes it a great place to visit and enjoy as you can experience world-class food, clothes, gardens etc. at reasonable prices and hardly make a bad choice as there are virtually no poor products available (although there are some rather pricey options like a room at an inn for one person for 1300€/night or a steak for 100€/person).
Seeing hard work going into producing the best possible solution for your customer/partner in what is an extremely competitive environment, makes me proud to work at a company where I truly can say that we strive to do the same. Our mission is to create something relevant; an interesting opportunity for regular, every day people to do market research. We want to build a community where everyone can participate in it and earn some extra money on the side.
To me, this pride in what you do separates great organizations from the average ones. Also, I do believe that it is this drive that allows you to actually make something great, beyond just good enough to meet targets set by a manager. Customers can feel that sentiment, the same way as I do when interacting with great organizations repeatedly offering me more than I expect from them.
To all colleagues, partners and clients, I wish you a great spring, even if Stockholm had a snowstorm last weekend, and look forward to working with you as we keep making online market research better and better!
PS. If you want to learn more about research in Japan, visit our knowledge center!