- How does it feel to work in Edesur?
Maria Jose: Very well, I find it funny that, after three years, people keep asking me: Are you Andrés's daughter?
Andrés: Very good, motivated and willing to face new challenges
- What feeling does Edesur awaken in you?
Maria Jose: At times I find it odd, because I come to the company since a very early age. It's like a family environment.
Andrés: A sense of belonging and gratitude. I wish that all parties intervening in this process of change are open to dialogue and are able to define a company model for the long-term.
- What changes have you seen in Edesur in recent years? What other changes would you like to see (according to your professional experience)?
Maria Jose: I have been working for Edesur just for three years, and I see that people is less motivated, and I believe that it is as consequence of the political and economic context. Therefore, I would like to see changes that may motivate that people who still feel the sense of belonging that was seen in previous years, and I see the company is focusing on those changes, little by little.
Andrés: During the last few years, Edesur has been immersed in the political context of the country, suffering all its consequences. Today, we can say that finally we get a glimpse of a clear and defined horizon.
- Do you identify with the Open Power thinking of Enel Group? What´s your opinion about it?
Maria Jose: I truly believe that the Open Power thinking should be applied to everyone's daily work, it must be a daily way of thinking.
Andrés: I completely identify myself with the Open Power thinking of Enel Group. You always want to do your job well, and in order to do that you need to be able to encourage different values, behaviors, visions, and mission that is tangible among your coworkers. Missions that we are all willing to reach, and that let us know where we are going.
- How do you see yourselves in 2030? Would you still be in the company?
Maria Jose: Why not? I would like to continue developing the professional career that I am just starting.
Andrés: I see myself with a few more gray hairs, and working in the company with the usual will
- What do you think of the Enel objective for 2050, of being 100% carbon neutral?
Maria Jose: I fully agree with that objective, the world is going towards that as well, so we cannot stay out.
Andrés It is a great challenge, but not a utopia.
- How were your professional lives before starting working in Edesur?
Maria Jose: I was a student, Edesur was my first job.
Andrés: Before joining Edesur, I used to work in a construction company, SADE, which belonged to the Perez Companc Group.
-What does your family think about the stage we are currently going through in Edesur? How do they see the company?
Maria Jose: They are aware of the situation from which we are coming, but they are generally surprised about Enel´s appearance different events and begin to link Edesur with Enel, and think of it as the same company.
Andrés: My family generally knows the highlights, but not the details. I try to tell them about the most positive aspects, leaving aside those things that could worry them or create uncertainty.
- Do you meet with your co-workers outside work? What do you do? How do you live those moments? Do you remember any special time that you have had outside work with your colleagues? Tell us about it.
Maria Jose: I have met with coworkers, especially with colleagues that are within the young professional’s scheme. In fact, I have studied at university with one of my coworkers, I made a friend in these 3 years, also young professional coworker, with whom we usually have lunch or go out for a drink. I have “step mothers" or "labor mothers", as I usually am the youngest in the area, and despite the age difference, we have gone out and had a great time.
Andrés: I love sports and I register in every sport event that is organized by the company. I consider this an opportunity to strengthen relationships with my coworkers outside work.
- Can you name some of the colleagues who are influencing your professional life in a positive way? Why?
Maria Jose: First of all, I have to mention my dad, since, although we are in different areas, he was my first professional example to follow since I was a little girl. I can also mention Diana Capraroli and Daniela Smith of Sustainability, and regarding my recent move to the accounting area I would like to name Patricia Alaimo as a professional example.
Andrés: The colleagues who positively mark, and have marked, my professional life, are many. Tenacity, respect even in difficult situations, always willing to collaborate, staying calm during the storm and being an example. I haven seen all such things in many of my coworkers, and I try to implement them every day.
I find it difficult to name just a few. I do not want to leave anybody out.