People who work efficiently work more.
Seems pretty obvious, right? But that was always the main focus of Professor Falconi. With this mindset, he started a stage in 1973 at UFMG where, besides teaching, he learned a lot. The challenge: qualifying technicians and leaders of the greatest steel companies of Brazil in management practices.
The Vietnam War was over, Brazil made important advancements in the energy sector and you were not even born yet. But many things appeared that year that you wouldn't live without today.
In 1980, the dedication of Professor Falconi in creating greater efficiency started to become a fixation on results. With the support and partnership of the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers (Juse), the Cristiano Ottoni Foundation starts the Total Quality Movement. Challenging but feasible goals instigate the search for excellence. Our eternal insatisfaction ensures the best results.
No, we are not talking about the foul mood of your nextdoor neighbor or about your friend who nags endlessly on Facebook.Major changes emerged from dissatisfaction of restless minds.
The process starts in 1984, when Professor Falconi leads a mission to Japan to understand the main management systems. There, he understood that there are more similarities than differences between Japan and Brazil. That's where he noticed things can be done differently over here. In 1986, the Professor adopts the Japanese work model. Discipline is serious business in the East. Respecting deadlines and expectations, in one's on time and in that of other people. Understanding and implementing oriental values and methods prepared us in order to take firmer steps.
In 1998, Professor Falconi was already a phenomenon in Total Quality. Regardless of the shirt he wore, he always acted like he owned the team. Reducing spaces, he created leaders for each position in the field. And the team would always play better. In the same year, with the help of experts from some of the main corporate groups in Brazil, he started the activities of the Foundation on Managerial Development (FDG).
The purpose of FDG is training super teams of management leaders focused on results. See some of the practiced moves:
Efficient management builds a better society. When Brazil faced the threat of a blackout in 2001, the government invited Vincent Falconi to integrate the energy crisis Management Committee. In order to defeat the challenge, the path was to simplify: involving the entire population with goals that could be met. If everybody reduced their excesses, Brazil would end up winning. And it really did win.
At the time of the crisis, the government suggested many ways for people to save energy. These ways are valid to this day.
Helping Brazil to work better was an irreversible path. In 2003, FDG started working solely on non-profit projects. That's where INDG started - Institute of Managerial Development -, which soon enough became a leader in management consulting in the country. And it didn’t take long to surpass our frontiers and establish a new goal: to turn INDG into one of the most relevant advisors in the world. Nothing could be fairer for those who always believed in meritocracy.
Brazil can be more efficient. That is why FALCONI works with the public sector to improve fundamental areas for the country.
With Professor Falconi there is no middle ground: you either deliver or you leave. This is how you focus on results. This posture and the success story made the Falconi name become a synonym for exceptional results. The change became natural: in 2012, INDG changed its name to FALCONI Consultants for Results.
Honesty and transparency are values that have always been followed by FALCONI. Frankly, the change of our brand is not only homage to the Professor. It is a way to show, from the get go, our true inspiration, our philosophy. Some people have changed their names. Maybe for other reasons, but won't you agree it worked out for them?
It's the people who dream and achieve exceptional results. Therefore, taking care of our people has always been one of our most important steps to achieve our Big Dream. And in 2014, the FALCONI University starts its operations, to build up a team who is more than eager to grow.
If you were in Brazil in 2014, you would not be able to forget one of the most astounding defeats in soccer history. It was July 8. It was 9 minutes after the judge started the match when Germany found out that it would not face a worthy opponent in one of the World Cup's semi-finals. Germany celebrated at the end: 7x1 against Brazil.
The most important lesson was: "Only teams that step into the field ready to play are able to achieve their goals. In order to put together a winning team, committed to the evolution of talents, it's important to plan, in addition to recruit, in alignment with the needs of the organization".
We have been operating in the management segment and delivering significant results for three decades. So it was very natural for the company to create the FALCONI Educação initiative, with the help of a team of consultants with broad experience in the field. We strengthened our commitment to the transformation of society through management.
FALCONI Educação is the only consultancy company to provide clients with an exclusive portfolio based on thirty years of management activities and significant results achieved alongside departments of education, schools and NGOs.
Human beings don't learn in leaps, they learn in steps:a little a day, a step at a time. This is the concept of mental potential. In FALCONI, this potential is worked to the maximum.
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