Q. Why the name Lavaux Global?
The name comes from Switzerland's Lavaux Valley... a stretch of land between Lausanne and Montreux on the shore of Lake Geneva and famous for its vineyards. What is interesting is the fact that these vineyards were producing wine as far as the Roman times. The company's name reflects the resilience and incredible beauty of the Lavaux region.
Q. In your opinion, what makes a company successful ?
Companies that are most successful master a culture that enables and connects:
Innovation with superior execution
High performance staff with effective team work
Asset orchestration with individual needs and values
It is in a way the interplay between technical fitness and evolutionary fitness.
Successful companies, purposely build a “tension mechanism” between creativity (essential to innovation) and discipline (essential to execution). This is not trivial at all but such mechanism inspires and motivates; it is forward looking but also delivers core value today. The trick is to get people highly aligned but loosely interconnected so you don’t stifle creativity.
Success is highly dependent on this tension mechanism standing the test of time.
Another avenue for success is to acquire high performance staff ahead of the “complexity” rate of growth. This ensures that you create a stimulating environment whereby a business can grow, perform and be agile in the same time.
Agility requires generative sensing and the ability to adapt and reconfigure when and where necessary; it is a dynamic capability that businesses may wish to nurture.
Of course none of this is possible without a culture based on strong values and principles that are enduring and guide organizational behaviour.