Two skilled ladies have been introduced on this 12 months to steer 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 workers thriving and rising throughout the crew. They see this as the best way to completely satisfied and glad prospects, who can notice concepts, objectives and desires with robots, altering the best way individuals work and dwell.
Right here, you may meet Lotte and Susanne, and study what they wish 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 workers who develop, create and remodel by way of work which impacts hundreds of 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 the whole lot the other way up. In flip, this challenges workers to work with modifications in strategy, processes and methods to assume.
Lotte’s profession has taught her find out how to navigate in complicated international corporations with nice changeability, and has been concerned in varied 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 big group, which was the place her curiosity in working with HR actually began. She has labored with massive international HR-projects at eBay and is aware of how essential it’s that workers really feel included when a small firm all of a sudden 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 move up. After virtually 5 years within the service of the polar bear, Nordisk Movie’s distinct mascot, the time has come for her to attempt a brand new journey at Common Robots.
Like coming residence
“To begin at Common Robots is sort of like coming residence once more. My father labored at a brewery, and I grew up with massive manufacturing machines, the place the staff needed to carry out arduous guide labor which took a toll on their our bodies. The chance 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 worked up to search out the small seeds, which must be taken care of and nourished, in order that they will develop into one thing nice and powerful. This contains the whole lot from graduate- and chief applications, to making a shared international mindset and a robust tradition. The potential of mobility throughout nations can be a theme within the international group which fascinates Lotte.
“As somebody accountable for HR, I feel it’s so essential that I do know the corporate’s merchandise, industrial prospects and prospects, in order that I perceive the potential and may put together the corporate for growth and development in new and present 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 worldwide 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 and marketing
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 abilities and making a extra balanced workforce in a enterprise which has traditionally struggled with doing precisely that. To Susanne it’s about creating a sexy and related office, the place phrases are matched by actions.
Additionally it is essential that there’s a deal with human values, and an understanding that wellbeing and a superb “work happiness – life steadiness”, as Susanne calls it, is the inspiration for outcomes and development.
“To me the job alternative at Common Robots is in some ways my dream job. I’ve held many essential positions at massive companies 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 transferring quick. After I began there was rapidly established a typical understanding, that I’d 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 a little bit extra concrete within the basis, so to say, and that may come while you create a tangible construction for find out how to cooperate and lay plans. It’s a tremendous thrilling course of,” explains Susanne.
An organization with a robust entrepreneurial spirit
Susanne feels very properly obtained at Common Robots. She senses a robust entrepreneurial spirit by way of the corporate, which in flip offers a drive and a incredible power. The tempo is quick, which emphasizes the necessity for construction within the advertising division, in order that workers know what’s most essential, and what’s anticipated. Clearcut plans will assist focusing, prioritizing and creating nice outcomes.
“I’ve nice ambitions for advertising and specifically excessive expectations of the human facets, 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 essential. In my non-public life I do lots of issues to search out that steadiness. I train, spend time in nature, meditate and I’ve a coach. We’ve got to be people firstly. This implies, amongst different issues, that it’s okay to not be completely satisfied 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.