Providing support in improving lives
We are proud to have been awarded a contract by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD). As an industrial and commercial public institution, AFD has been promoting economic and social development in developing countries for over seventy years. AFD operates in more than 110 countries on five continents. We will be providing both translation and layout services, focusing on English and French documents related to projects that focus on climate, biodiversity, peace, education, urban development, health and governance.
Team Lead Exchange in Berlin
Earlier this year, the Life Sciences teams in the Overtaal Berlin office have successfully tried out a new way of manager training: “Team Lead Exchange”.
Travelling to other locations of the company is always valuable and enriching. An opportunity to work with another team, even if only for a couple of weeks, is always a great contribution to one’s professional development.
However, sometimes there aren’t any travel opportunities. So the Berlin team created their own setup to experience working with another team without having to travel to another office: the team leads of the two Life Sciences teams switched their daily tasks of projects distribution and supporting the team with process-related guidance. As both teams work mainly on Life Sciences projects, most of their processes are very similar, but because they work with different sales people, different clients, different project types and obviously different PMs, there also are differences in approach and style.
In addition, the exchange also gave the Team Leads the opportunity to get a bit closer to the colleagues they had previously simply known from another team, but with whom they had never had a chance to work closely. For junior managers this opportunity to hone their abilities in a different setup proved to be a refreshing and valuable experience.
Our Team Lead Exchange turned out to be a great and mutually beneficial experience!
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