“An employee who cares about the future of the company and is serious about his or her career development will not engage in office politics or backbiting,” she says.
Ms. Lune explains that the key to avoiding this kind of detrimental behaviour is the promotion of a corporate culture and company values that encourage professional, efficient and positive cooperation among colleagues.
“Values, communication and management style should be developed in accordance with the company’s mission and vision. The work environment should foster positive competition among employees, teamwork and the achievement of personal ambitions in a way that serves the company’s goals. A professional management team will not tolerate manoeuvrings or office politics: it is up to the company itself to build a transparent, professional and productive work environment and culture.”
Evita Lune joined Pedersen & Partners in 2005; she is Partner, the Country Manager for Latvia and Head of the Retail Practice group. As Partner Ms. Lune also takes on regional oversight, and through completing numerous senior level assignments Ms. Lune has established strong cooperation with clients in Poland, the Baltics, Scandinavia, Russia and CIS across such sectors as: Consumer Goods, Retail, Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing and the Professional Services sectors. Her previous experience includes three years with the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga as the Executive MBA Program Director and six years with Shell in international regional marketing management functions in Riga, Budapest and Brussels.
Ms. Lune has a PhD in Social Economy. Besides her native Latvian, Evita Lune speaks fluent English and Russian and has a good understanding of German and Swedish.