Thursday, December 15, 2022
What a turbulent year! Even though so much happened in the world, we start our review of the year in the microcosm of the byte5 team.
First things first: our team has broken a new mark. With 13 new team members, the byte5 team is bigger, more colourful and more wonderful than ever before. Since many colleagues like to take advantage of the opportunity to work from home or even start a workstation, even after the corona-related home office obligation, opportunities for everyone to get together are even nicer. We were able to meet twice in 2022 in a large group. Of course, the traditional summer party with families and partners is always particularly exciting. With various delicacies and cold drinks, even the 38°C were bearable.
Part of the team at the traditional Frankfurt Wäldchestag. - © byte5
Auch die diesjährige Weihnachtsfeier war wieder ein Highlight. Nach dem offiziellen Teil mit Rück- und Ausblick von Christian und Chris sowie einigen Neuigkeiten aus dem Backoffice, stellte sich das Team einer gemeinsamen Challenge: In einem Escape-Game mussten verschiedene Aufgaben und Rätsel gelöst, ein Spion entlarvt und wundersame Nikolausstiefel zurückerobert werden. Neben diesen offiziellen Team-Events findet sich aber auch die ein oder andere Unternehmung, die abseits des Projektalltag hilft, einander nicht aus den Augen zu verlieren und besser kennenzulernen: Ein Besuch des Frankfurter Wäldchestags, After-Work-Drinks, Sport-Challenges, der gemeinsame Besuch des Rosa Weihnachtsmarkts und vor allem das gemeinsame Team-Frühstück.
Closely linked to the team growth is our new subsidiary - byte5 vienna GmbH. Based in beautiful Vienna, we hope to be able to grow even further and welcome many new colleagues.
Our working culture has also changed quite a bit in 2022: awards as a Top Company at kununu or as a Great Place to Work show that a lot is already going right at byte5. Nevertheless, there are of course one or two areas that we would like to address in order to better reflect the needs of the team. For this reason, we have had a Change Panel since this year, which is intended to serve as a regular exchange and to initiate change processes.
Our feedback model has also been adapted once again and feedback from employees and the results of various internal team workshops have been incorporated. This should make it even easier to give each other feedback and thus increase satisfaction in the team.
We are very pleased that so many colleagues took advantage of the various opportunities to contribute to shaping our working culture in 2022. For us, this is confirmation that the employees see byte5 as more than just one of many employers and their job as more than just an interim solution. That's why we are very excited to see what great changes will come out of this over the next few years.Jessica Mai, Employer Branding & Recruiting