3. Is there a project which you are currently working on (or have worked on) at KEC that is particularly close to your heart?
Definitely: Our SQL Fab Lab!
But let’s start at the beginning: I’m super interested in team dynamics. I’m fascinated by how teams work together in so many different ways and the huge influence this has on the success of the whole company, as well as people’s personal lives. Plus, I love to learn. Recently, I was able to connect both of these aspects in one of my favorite projects, the SQL Fab Lab. “Fab” is short for fabulous. I wanted to learn SQL to be independent from other departments when it comes to data and analysis – and so did many of my teammates. I contacted our BI (Business Intelligence) team, and we created a class which was dedicated to the special needs of our daily work. Weekly learning units were accompanied by “homework”, follow-up assignments to previous tasks with enough time to deepen our knowledge.
Learning a new skill feels empowering on its own, but doing it as a team feels fulfilling on a whole new level. Being part of the same learning process brought us closer as a team. Seeing the developments of each individual strengthened our trust in each other. And nothing is more motivating than some healthy pressure to succeed from your favorite colleague.
4. What has impressed you the most since joining our company?
I think it’s important to feel safe in order to put your own talents and your calling into practice. At Kaufland e-commerce, I always felt safe: Safe enough to reach out to other people when I had an issue, safe in the knowledge I would be supported in voicing and trying out my own ideas, and safe enough to make mistakes and share my opinion. Plus, we really do know how to party. 😊
Thank you so much for the fascinating insights!