Mauricío Mendonça Godoy: Master of Opportunity

Published / by TheRugbyUnion

Knowing when it is time to make a move is one of Mauricío Mendonça Godoy’s skills. When the Brasil discovered pre-salt deposits on the coast Godoy siezed an opportunity. He estimated that Brazil would need as many as four new shipyards each year due to the need for Floating Production Storage and Offloading platforms. This opportunity, Godoy knew, would bring in billions if dollars. Shipyard production began in 2013 and completed in 2018. Maurício Mendonça Godoy’s company delivered their FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) platform, P-74, the same year. Maurício Mendonça Godoy enters his office early every day. At the office, his first task if the day is to pick the most important items on his task list, which he checks off as he goes about his day.

Godoy’s days usually involve discussing

Various strategies and plans he also goes around to his employees to listen to what they have to say, as he has found that good ideas can often come from those who don’t often get approached for their insight. If he comes across an idea that he believes is worthwhile, he listens. It is important to Godoy that all valuable ideas be given a chance, not just those from the top level of the company. For this reason, Maurício Mendonça Godoy has an open door policy that lets any employee contact the board of directors and its members as well as the president at will. Godoy organises group discussions covering these new ideas.

If the idea is viable and can be turned into a plan of action, it enters a planning phase. Maurício Mendonça Godoy appreciates thinking differently and outside of the usual norms. He likes to provide examples of how similar ideas have been executed or conceived of outside of the company. Once an idea is approved for planning, Mauricío Mendonça Godoy creates a plan of action and assigns teams and leaders to the various aspects of the plan. espite his proficiency with taking viable ideas and turning them into results, Maurício Mendonça Godoy believes that he would have never achieved his degree of success without the ability to abandon ideas and plans that were proving themselves to be unproductive.

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