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Challenge: How much is your potential worth?

Challenge: How much is your potential worth?

In the consultancies that I provided, I noticed a very relevant fact in Brazil: the vast majority of companies and institutions do NOT have a "flight plan" in the area of ​​energy.

Although the energy bill is a Top 10 cost, often Top 5, hardly a manager or even a VP treats it as such. In other words, there is no real commitment if the comparison is with any other account of the same value.

Few organizations have a formally established organized strategy for dealing with energy contracting and its efficient use. Not to mention metrics that monitor all that matters.

The background to this common situation is the typically reactive stance, indifference to competitiveness and a lack of interest in learning about opportunities in the energy field.

Another way to see this picture: there is an enormous opportunity to be discovered and explored. But you have to "want." it. If so please contact me and lets make it happen!

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Matt Chester on March 6, 2019

It seems to me that many organizations simply see energy as a fixed cost and, while high, they don't recognize how much they can actually do about it. That's what makes it difficult

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Rafael Herzberg on March 6, 2019

I guess we should bring along psycologists to help us discover how to deal with the upper managers... and have them paying attention to the opportunities that are there "waiting" to be discovered!

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Matt Chester on March 6, 2019

I think you're right about that-- the field of behavioral science is too often overlooked in energh and utilities, and the companies that embrace those ideas are the ones that will 'win' in the end!

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