Meet the Basefarmers
Dan Yden and Mari Warlo Melsom are department managers in Sweden and Norway and we asked them how they work with teams and individual development.
“I help my team perform by identifying, strengthening and investing in each team member’s unique set of competencies, enabling them to succeed in reaching both their individual and corporate goals,” says Dan Yden, Head of Microsoft Datacenter Services.
He says the most important thing when creating a team is to constantly visualize and nourish the success possibilities in the team culture.
“This creates an arena where each member contributes and take personal responsibility in achieving the team goals,” Yden says.
Mari Kristine Warlo Melsom, Department Manager Service Delivery in Norway, says that diversity of skills is important.
“Getting teams that consist of individuals with different abilities and talents to work together to solve a common problem creates real enthusiasm,” she explains. “To achieve this, it is important to make each team member understand their part and especially the value they bring to the customers.”
“Each team member must also respect and recognize each other’s specialities and differences,” Warlo Melsom continues. “Furthermore, they need to realize that working for a team means that everybody must attempt to be the best edition of themselves and to strive to develop in that direction. This requires self-discipline and will. As a leader, that is what I am trying to achieve with my teams.”
We asked Marcel Ravenshorst what he personally likes most about working at Basefarm: “I love being able to make a positive difference. I can tackle an issue and make improvements. I can continually take on new challenges, so I am never bored and am always developing myself. There are so many opportunities where ideas can have a positive impact. “