Nokia People

Connecting Humanity

Author: Verena (Page 2 of 2)

Verena: How to get the attention of the former Nokia CEO?

One of the core values during my years in Nokia was especially close to my heart, it was called ‘Very human’. At some point I heard a manager wondering why this value got so low scores in the employee surveys, was it due to a lack of understanding the value?

It took me just a moment to decide, and create the ‘Very human’ group in our Nokia internal social media tool, we used Socialcast at the time. Started by inviting every colleague I knew to join the fun, I knew a few 😉

Very human

Over the years the group grew,

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Verena: Nokia changed my life, several times

19 years ago a temp agency fired me, on my first working day! The surprising start for 18 years at Nokia…

The rest of the week I spent in the Nokia Networks office in Düsseldorf, they had a desperate need for workforce, so they called to get a replacement for a temp worker on sick leave. On paper, I wasn’t a fit at all, didn’t spoke English, not the proper education, but who cared, it was just meant for 4 days. On the third day they informed the agency to keep me and 5 months later I became a Nokia employee. The start of an amazing journey!

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