Carlos Elvira, Head of the Department of Lighting and Signalling at SEAT, and one of the greatest lighting experts, shares his experience on the confinement.
“Dear friends and colleagues in the world of lighting. It is a real pleasure for me to address all of you. For this I thank DVN and especially my friend Hector for this opportunity.
Opportunity that allows me to communicate to you the sensations that we live and experience in this period of so special and unique confinement. After the first few weeks and as usual something we work on-line, and we already have a certain experience that has allowed us to value the efficiency and effectiveness of remote work.
Personally, I am living with my team the evolution of this experience and today after six weeks, I can tell you that the balance is somewhat more positive than what we previously thought.
Far from the despair of the first days, today we have found the meeting points in the time schedule and the meetings are more agile, faster and more efficient.
We should consider that we have had some bad moments that for our team it is only possible to overcome by going back to our own strategies.
Strategies that characterize us and force us to be faithful to our DNA. This DNA has allowed us to overcome lowest points. And this shows that innovation is our source of inspiration to overcome adversity. This gives us willness to work in our private hours for future new projects.
It is thanks to all these tough experiences that I can I provide you with my recipe to overcome any bad moment. Every problem is followed by an opportunity. This is a fact, there is always a hidden opportunity behind a problem. It is necessary to equip ourselves with a positive attitude that clears the future of problems and lets us see the future opportunities.
And friends, never forget that every time we fall, we have to get up and this is another fact. After a fall we get up and are somewhat stronger and more experienced. Therefore, looking ahead, facing the future with optimism.
Let’s think about our work “lighting” and the wonderfulness of the product that we develop or manufacture. We are privileged in this industry.
Stay healthy and hopeful.”