4. A close-knit group of friends
The successes of our EIM team are the result of a strong connection between colleagues, on and off the work floor. The majority of this team is still quite young, but they can count on the expertise of several senior coworkers to aim their youthful enthusiasm towards creating cutting-edge solutions for their clients. “We have a lot of passionate people who will go the extra mile for each other,” Marjolein says. “These connections are very dear to me because you always know you have someone to rely and fall back on when things get difficult.”
“Our group dynamic is indeed crucial to the team”, Lesly agrees. “We try to support spontaneous initiatives to get together, such as Friday night drinks, while organizing our official team events in the same, easy-going manner. For instance, factual presentations are always followed with drinks or pizzas and the motto for our yearly team weekend is ‘the crazier, the better’.” Even as COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in the works, the team is keeping in touch with frequent ‘how are you doing’-calls and virtual team meetings.