ALTEN TAKE OFF LINKÖPING
A kick off that took off, ALTEN Sweden was flying high in the Aerospace capital of Sweden: Linköping.
All of Team ALTEN Sweden got together between the 3rd and 4th of September this year in Linköping. On the official agenda was information seminars, motivational speakers and entertainment. But, to many employees surprise, it turned from formal to familiar. According to David Ljungström, Head of Operations ALTEN Nordic and Martin Segerström, Head of Operations ALTEN Sweden, the intention with the conference was to imbue all of ALTEN Sweden with the feeling of ‘us as a team’, professionalism and domestic and international careers.
The effort begun on the bus-ride to Linköping, where participants were engaged in a competition through a mobile application. The app-based competition was designed so that collaboration, instead of competition, was rewarded and the prize of piloting a propeller driven airplane.
The conference on Saturday started with Mr. Ljungström, dressed as a fighter pilot, “flew” into the building via directed reality, and Mr. Segerström was portrayed as parachuting onto the stage by being hoisted from the roof. After a brief introduction and summary of the previous year, the two leaders hosted “ALTEN Heroes”; a presentation cataloguing some of the notable projects, as well as the responsible consultants; showing of what we have been working on during 2016, such as the Volvo XC90 T8 Plug in Hybrid. The conference also included motivational speakers, such as Sweden’s most experienced fighter pilot, ALTEN Sweden’s own Jennifer Österlin, double World Champion-title in Muay Thai, as well as legendary Swedish astronaut Peter Fuglesang. As a conclusion to the seminar, the team enjoyed a stand-up routine by comedian Al Pitcher before joining each other for dinner and a show. Later at night followed festivities in the form of disco and rock n’ roll, with entertainment by the pop-band Alcazar. After an invigorating breakfast Sunday morning, prior to Team ALTEN’s return home, they were all treated to a visit to the Swedish Air Force Museum.
As the weekend progressed, it was clear that Mr. Ljungström and Mr. Segerström had been successful in creating a team feeling. “I was enjoying myself the whole weekend” said Carolina, accountant at Swedish Headquarters in Gothenburg. “It can be challenging to get to know the rest of the team outside of your department” Carolina continued. HR Partner Stina agrees: “It is really important for ALTEN that we get to know each other and realize how talented our team is. Reason being that the more of team ALTEN one gets to know, the more one builds a sense of family – something which further engage and develop the talents and efficiency of ALTEN Sweden.”