Two skilled girls have been introduced on this yr to guide the HR and advertising efforts at Common Robots. Apart from each being Vice Presidents in a male dominated trade, Lotte Sodemann Sørensen and Susanne Ejsted Isaksson share the idea that the prerequisite for profitable development is staff thriving and rising inside the crew. They see this as the best way to pleased and glad prospects, who can notice concepts, targets and desires with robots, altering the best way folks work and reside.
Right here, you possibly can meet Lotte and Susanne, and be taught what they need to obtain and the place they see prospects.
Lotte Sodemann Sørensen – Vice President Human Sources
With an extended profession in numerous tech- and media corporations, Lotte is used to working with staff who develop, create and remodel by way of work which impacts thousands and thousands of individuals every day. Few industries have undergone such a radical change because the world of media, the place new applied sciences and enterprise fashions have turned every thing the other way up. In flip, this challenges staff to work with modifications in method, processes and methods to assume.
Lotte’s profession has taught her the best way to navigate in complicated world corporations with nice changeability, and has been concerned in numerous departments, starting from gross sales to advertising and customer support. Her profession took off in a startup – Den Blå Avis – which was purchased by American eBay.
Right here, Lotte grew to become a part of a huge group, which was the place her curiosity in working with HR actually began. She has labored with giant world HR-projects at eBay and is aware of how vital it’s that staff really feel included when a small firm abruptly turns into part of one thing greater.
All through her profession Lotte has periodically lived overseas however got here again to Denmark when she was supplied a place within the famend film- and media-company Nordisk Movie, as a director for HR, Folks & Tradition. That was a chance she couldn’t cross up. After nearly 5 years within the service of the polar bear, Nordisk Movie’s distinct mascot, the time has come for her to strive a brand new journey at Common Robots.
Like coming residence
“To start out at Common Robots is nearly like coming residence once more. My father labored at a brewery, and I grew up with giant manufacturing machines, the place the workers needed to carry out arduous guide labor which took a toll on their our bodies. The danger of getting injured was excessive. Right here, I skilled how robots and automatization created a extra productive office with higher situations, extra security and extra prospects for development,” says Lotte.
Lotte is busy at work attending to know Common Robots, the group in addition to the tradition. She is happy to search out the small seeds, which have to be taken care of and nourished, in order that they will develop into one thing nice and powerful. This contains every thing from graduate- and chief packages, to making a shared world mindset and a robust tradition. The potential for mobility throughout international locations can also be a theme within the world group which fascinates Lotte.
“As somebody liable for HR, I feel it’s so vital that I do know the corporate’s merchandise, business prospects and prospects, in order that I perceive the potential and may put together the corporate for growth and development in new and current markets. I hope the group will expertise me as an individual who sees, listens and is current. I want to be related for the entire group on a world scale”, concludes Lotte, who seems ahead to persevering with to fulfill extra new colleagues, prospects and companions in Common Robots.
Susanne Ejsted Isaksson – Vice President Advertising
With a background as a pacesetter within the IT-world at corporations comparable to HP and IBM, Susanne has been very drawn to attracting extra feminine skills and making a extra balanced workforce in a enterprise which has traditionally struggled with doing precisely that. To Susanne it’s about creating a gorgeous and related office, the place phrases are matched by actions.
It’s also vital that there’s a deal with human values, and an understanding that wellbeing and “work happiness – life steadiness”, as Susanne calls it, is the muse for outcomes and development.
“To me the job alternative at Common Robots is in some ways my dream job. I’ve held many vital positions at giant firms previously, however after I ended at my newest job, my objective was to discover a barely smaller-scale firm in a development part. That is the place Common Robots is an ideal match”, tells a contented and energetic Susanne.
Susanne will amongst different issues be tasked with creating overview and construction within the advertising perform, and thru that take advertising to the subsequent degree.
“Common Robots is an organization in nice development, and issues are shifting quick. Once I began there was shortly established a typical understanding, that I might be contributing to that construction, which in a way was missing, as a result of the corporate has grown as quick because it has. It wanted slightly extra concrete within the basis, so to say, and that may come if you create a tangible construction for the best way to cooperate and lay plans. It’s a tremendous thrilling course of,” explains Susanne.
An organization with a robust entrepreneurial spirit
Susanne feels very nicely acquired at Common Robots. She senses a robust entrepreneurial spirit by way of the corporate, which in flip offers a drive and a implausible power. The tempo is quick, which emphasizes the necessity for construction within the advertising division, in order that staff know what’s most vital, and what’s anticipated. Clearcut plans will assist focusing, prioritizing and creating nice outcomes.
“I’ve nice ambitions for advertising and particularly excessive expectations of the human points, and the way we greatest can work collectively. I want to be a job mannequin who promotes this “work happiness – life steadiness”, which is so vital. In my personal life I do plenty of issues to search out that steadiness. I train, spend time in nature, meditate and I’ve a coach. Now we have to be people at first. This implies, amongst different issues, that it’s okay to not be pleased each single day. Issues occur on this planet round us, which might have an effect on us, and there should be room for that. I’ve all the time been very formidable on my and the crew’s behalf – however by no means at the price of the human,” says Susanne, who’s trying ahead to working with all of the expertise there may be at Common Robots.