How is Salesforce Driving a Culture of Collaboration in Engineering?
Feb 8, 2023
You recently returned to Salesforce after previously working here for 10 years. What made you excited to return?
A few things were very compelling to me: The opportunity to learn and work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry, to help developers easily operate on our Hyperforce platform, and to help our customers be wildly successful.
Last but not least, Salesforce really values trust. It fosters a sense of caring, camaraderie, collaboration, and commitment among employees, and I could see that spark was still alive within my various friends and colleagues that I knew here. So I knew I would enjoy working in our culture again and felt empowered that I could make a valuable contribution.
Kwesi discusses Salesforce’s unique culture.
How would you describe your leadership style?
I lean toward an empathetic and participative leadership style. Each of my team members has their own unique story. I do not treat them with a one-size-fits-all approach, rather, I work to understand what each member needs and how I can best support them. I also invite input and engage diverse perspectives across the team to collectively develop a strategy or the tactics to support a strategy.
Overall, my leadership style shifts in response to situations or business demands at the time. This could include coaching, supporting, delegating, or directing.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
Kwesi shares the top engineering challenges that keeps him up at night.
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