In your opinion, what role does diversity play in the success of the team?
Yante: “I’d say it’s pretty crucial. We’re a mix of different personalities and skill sets, with some of us better equipped to keep a helicopter view of the project, while others are better at getting the crucial details right.”
Inge: “I couldn’t agree more. From an educational perspective, our backgrounds as civil and industrial engineers are pretty complementary as well. Civil engineers think more in concepts, while industrial engineers tend to be more practical.”
Romanie: “This focus on diversity and complementarity is reflected in the recruiting process as well. This year, there were 80 applicants, and while all of them have technical backgrounds, you can tell that there’s a lot of focus on assembling a team where hard and soft skills are equally represented.”
Ine: “That’s right. The overall mindset is less about your merits on paper and more about how you’re going to tackle a specific problem.”