Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA), Australia
It taught me the key to improvement is listening
Big Business Lesson
Open up your ears, and your heart, before you open your mouth.
Tinna oversees human resources for AffinityX, finding, nurturing and developing talent across North America, Europe, and Asia. Her international experience prior to joining AffinityX includes a wide variety of roles in academic, biotechnology and the public sectors in three countries. Her experience includes project management, employee development, talent management, organizational and policy development, compensation and benefits.
At AffinityX, Tinna ensures that we have the right people in the right roles, and continuously works to improve our training and development to keep up with new technologies.
“When I led the project and research activities at the Urban Development Institute of Australia, I interacted with consultants, developers, academics, financiers, architects and state and local government bodies. I noticed that the most successful improvements and policies we were able to pass were the ones where the participants listened to each other and asked questions the best. They were able to focus and master nuances and technical details that at first were entirely new to them. This helped teach me in my own work to always listen intently, and to really care about what people say. In the end, while AffinityX is very technology-driven, it is the people we have -- and our ability to help them learn, grow and express their opinions -- that make the real difference.”