The pandemic has abruptly changed everyday working life. An exceptional situation has become the new normality within a year. Mobile working is now part of everyday life for many at Kulzer and additional safety precautions have top priority to protect employees in production. Here, employees provide insights into how their everyday (working) lives have changed.
Key Opinion Manager at Kulzer Nordic
In the new situation, I first had to get used to the fact that....
I can't fly around the Scandinavian and Baltic countries, visit universities, give lectures and attend meetings. That's actually a big part of my working life - being on the road, mostly in the air!
I live in Copenhagen (Denmark), the office is in Helsingborg (Sweden); as the borders between countries have opened and closed time and again, this has meant that 95% of the time I work remotely from my 2-room flat. A challenge as I live alone. The closures have taught me to work alone 24/7 and to appreciate my own company even more. Not being able to see my colleagues in person, but only on a screen, felt very distant at first, but now it is "the new normal".
My highlight from 12 months of mobile work
Normally I travel a lot and have mostly face-to-face contacts. The "new normal" has taken a leap and thus completely changed the way I work. I have learned a lot: virtual platforms and social media are now the mainstay in my contact with clients. This has allowed me to expand my network and learn how our younger generation clients in particular use digital communication options. That is very enriching.
This hobby is what the pandemic brought me to
I started "polar bear swimming" ("ice swimming") as this is great for mental health and has many physical benefits too. The saunas attached to the Polar Bear Clubs were closed for Covid- 19, but that didn't stop me from starting. So, I just "tested the waters" slowly and steadily and kept going. This winter has been really fantastic for doing ice swimming as we have had beautiful frost and ice. I do it 3 - 4 times a week and will definitely continue to do it in the future. It gives you such a great endorphin kick!
Key User Logistics, Customs and Hazardous Materials
This has suddenly changed in my everyday working life:
The entire daily structure has completely changed due to mobile working. Since I work remotely, my commutes are quite short, but I now cook at home every day. Mobile working allows a much higher flexibility in the arrangement of my daily work than centralised working in a daily predetermined period. For me personally, this has resulted in a better symbiosis of work and private life.
When I look to the right, I see ...
...a large window with a balcony in front of it. Behind it the green neighbouring properties and the tree tops of the neighbouring forest.
Looking under the desk: socks, slippers or trainers?