(by Laura Kühn & Tanja Niemczyk)
Back again! This time it’s not all about traveling, food or boat races… Back to business it is – or to say back to freshness & starting with a new face & friend!
First things first! May I introduce to you my better half, blogging expert & coffee lover: Mrs. Chaqwa – Chaqa – Tanja. Yep, I got sophisticated support from the 2nd champion of Coca-Cola. What an incredible coincidence!
She is working in the New Ventures Marketing department, working on the lesser known brands of Coca-Cola. Or did you know that Coca-Cola sells coffee? No?! Well Tanja will work on that!
Luckily, she will keep you updated of whatever funny/ yummy or unexpected things will occur here at our Berlin hub. No worries!
So who are the people surrounding us, teaching us how to cope with stressful situations and who make us laugh even during tough working days?
First, there is one thing you should know before keep on reading…These supporting and humorous people, are a very shy species. So the outcome of lovely pictures you will see is just the tip of the iceberg of plenty of charming colleagues surrounding us.
From happy faces to a happy app! Thanks to our new “GetHappy app” with which you can spot the hottest bars, cafes and other locations all over Germany, a delicious cupcake was waiting for us on Monday morning. What a lovely coincidence! Thanks to the GetHappy team! Very yummy!
Over the past months, we've been straight from university, Porter’s 5 forces & break-even points to practical applications during our daily work life.
WHAT DID WE LIKE MOST ABOUT IT?
That it is THAT practical. As you could see before we were able to directly support our field crews from delivering beverage castes to acquiring new clients. But also during our daily office job it’s never just numbers.
beverage tastings ...
... to shopping our most recent portfolio ...
... to working a day in a customer service centre ...
... to checking out our new advertisement concepts for hamburger stores ...
... to visiting client stores ...
... to planning a 2 day strategy meeting for 40 managers!
What did we learn?
Well we do not want to steal too much of your precious time - otherwise we would now start an endless list of valuable learnings. To put it in a nutshell, the 3 key takeaways so far are:
Be proactive no matter what!
There is always an opportunity to grasp!
A person gets a task done because he/she is either forced to or motivated to do so. Meaning, find a way to motivate others!
Meet, Call, Write!
Everything gets done the fastest with a quick face-to-face talk. E-mailing should serve as a last option.
These 3 things were really key to:
- Successfully complete projects while managing the challenge to fulfil demands & expectations of clients as well as our own colleagues
- & to coordinate with restricted resources while getting the most out of it
Oh NO! We almost forgot a very important part of our team!!! How could we…
Our faithful companion who accompanied us during the last weeks of 38°C, our crystal clear & cool friend – Our mineral water –alias Vio! Sorry mate…:)
So, hear you soon & stay cool!