Na-Young works at one of our sites in Germany. You can find more information on our iX studio in Berlin here.
Na-Young’s day starts at 7 am. As a mother of two children, she makes sure that everyone leaves the house on time in the morning. At 7.30 am, she makes her way to the Berlin iX studio. Luckily it isn’t far, so it makes sense to drop her younger son at school before starting work.
Na-Young arrives at the studio around 8.15 am. First stop: make tea. Second stop: desk. As an Agility Master, she is in close contact with her project team, which encompasses different countries. Since her team members work at different sites, she records a welcome video and sends it to her team. Before Na-Young dials into her first meeting, she takes a look at the internal group chat and her unread emails.
Na-Young values the good cohesion within the team which gets even stronger with every meeting. Professional and personal conversations with colleagues not only aid the flow of information but also bring inspiration and strengthen the team spirit, which is vitally important in project work. Alongside project work, Na-Young cares very passionately about diversity and inclusion. Her daily tasks at IBM therefore also include working on issues and themes related to gender equality, inclusion, and sustainability
Answering this question isn’t very easy. The central location of the Berlin studio means there are countless options for lunch. “You certainly won’t starve here” states Na-Young. Eat together with colleagues from your team as well as from other departments.
After the lunch break, it’s time to ‘open the window’ to bring fresh impetus to the working day. The afternoon starts with more meetings and usually another cup of tea. In addition to her work as an agility master, Na-Young is also a community lead and therefore also a contact person for health and well-being issues. Here, too, there are always smaller challenges to be solved and new concepts to be developed.
Before Na-Young leaves work, she checks her emails and her calendar to prepare for the next day’s meetings. Then she can relax, close her laptop and switch off. After one last look to check on the plant that has a permanent place on her desk, Na-Young makes her (short) journey home.
When you get home, you have to do your homework. For Na-Young, this means supporting her children with help and advice. Afterwards, the family prepares and eats dinner together. Once everything has been organised for the next day, it’s time to relax and unwind. Because as much as Na-Young enjoys working with her team at IBM iX, she also enjoys her family life.
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