5 questions for Zane Driķīte

5 questions for Zane Driķīte

1. What are you?

In my daily work, I am a personnel management consultant and work with companies in various sectors, holding interviews with employees and management, analyzing company processes, as well as their strengths and weaknesses in personnel management. I am a systemic consultant, managing systemic coordination groups in Rīga and elsewhere in Latvia, where people work on themselves to gain a new perspective and understanding and to improve the quality of their lives. My work experience has developed through conducting training and personnel management projects in IT, the wholesale trade, financial and logistics sector companies like Accenture, Statoil Fuel&Retail Business Centre, BTA, Nordea and HAVI Logistics.

2. A book that you would recommend others to read – why?

A book that I would recommend others to read is Mihael de Kok’s Kā vecmamma vislaik samazinājās [How Grandmother Kept Constantly Shrinking] The book tells us, in simple and clear statements, about things that adults usually avoid talking about to children. The author has been able to talk about aging and death in a surprisingly bright and sincere way.

3. TEDx talk, which one do you recommend watching – why? 

The people around me and their work speak to me more than TEDx talks. Both Zvannieki House’s Juris and Sandra with their generous hearts and unconditional love, as well as the heart and soul of Inga, the creator of Brīvās Māras School, to whom each child is important, as well as the people who organize festivities and provide school items for the SOS Village’s children. It is worthwhile visiting Zvannieki House to meet the wider household, as well as Brīvās Māras School, for those who are passionate about alternative teaching.

4. What inspires you and gives you energy?

My source of inspiration and energy is my family – being together, discussions, games and mucking around. I am inspired by the majesty of nature, a good book, music, dance and other forms of art, which hit the spot and are able to move me deeply.

5. Why DiSC?

DiSC is a method for evaluating one's personal style of behaviour, which helps understand one’s strengths and weaknesses and, as a result, to improve work productivity. DiSC helps in personnel selection and creating effective teamwork. The method allows you to notice and understand the differences in people’s behaviour without evaluation and judgment, in this way, encouraging the acceptance of difference, empathy and improving communication. Work productivity is improved through understanding oneself and adapting one’s behaviour in communication with others.

Read more about Zanes Driķīte’s professional experience HERE