1. ONE OF MY CURRENT TASKS/CHALLENGES IS LEADING THE TEAM, FROM DRIVERS TO PLANNERS. BRINGING UP TOPICS LIKE: MONITORING THE WORK SAFETY, CHALLENGES BECAUSE OF CHANGING SITUATIONS AROUND US, HIRING EMPLOYEES ETC.
This example is what the whole programme is about and is experienced especially during the third rotation. During this rotation I was the Team leader of the filling department in the newly built Powder Tower 2 in Pronsfeld, which is the biggest Tower of Europe. As the tower was completely new, the department needed to be completely built up from scratch: Commissioning of the department and educating the team. The commissioning gave a lot of complications in the beginning for us as team, and challenges we needed to fix. What I learned in that period was: As leader you should learn what your employees are doing, and respect them to the fullest. Because only together you can use all the available knowledge. So by listening to the team, to fellow colleagues and external companies, it was important to learn the processes as fast as possible. So that an efficient and safe working culture was created.
These learnings I took with me to the new job, whereby I am trying to understand the processes and steps the team is going through every day. Only then it is possible to support them on where support is needed. And is it also only possible to see for example issues on safety or quality.