Head of IT LACE
What do you do at Tele2?
I recently got a new position as Head of IT LACE. We are responsible for our way of working. We are defining and implementing our lean agile method based on our vision and which capabilities we need to reach it.
What do you look for when recruiting?
I am looking for fearless people who want to enable others to shine
As a leader I want to create opportunities for my teams to reach their full potential. My superpower is to find talent and build strong teams were the people can grow and choose to stay because they want to.
How did you end up in this position?
I have a diverse background from banking and insurance. Mostly from sales and business development. I have always been interested of people, both way of working and improving customer satisfaction. The last eight years I have had the privilege to build and lead teams within retail and digital transformation, but wanted to try something new and I have always been curious of Tele2.
When I came to Tele2 it was a constant match, I like the culture and the possibility to work together with smart, entrepreneurial driven people. They challenge me to grow, every day.
What challenges are you facing right now?
We are facing the same challenges as many other companies, driving a transformation and changing way of working at the same time as keeping pace with changes in the market and customers behavior. We are working to build strong self- organized teams with mandate and less bureaucracy and hierarchies. We want to enable a culture that encourage innovation and learning and allows for failure, that is how we will be able to accelerate.
My biggest challenge is finding the right people. In recruitment it’s important that both parties feel that it is a good match. I consider both skills and attitude when looking for a perfect fit with our values. I believe strongly in the old quote: “hire for attitude, train for skill”.
How would you describe the Tele2 culture?
We have an entrepreneurial history and try to think and act like a start-up. We are fearless in our believe that it is better to disrupt ourselves rather than be disrupted by others. At Tele2 we believe in people and that attitude is everything, we all understand the need to constantly evolve through smart collaboration. I strongly feel that the values of Tele2 empower me and I am proud to be part of a company that lives it values.
What are your expectations on new employees joining your unit?
For me attitude is important, team before individual, taking ownership and trying once best. We don’t always succeed but what is important is our ambition to try and also that we learn from our mistakes.
I think curiosity, being openminded and wanting to develop is important to stay relevant in rapidly changing world. I like transparency and honesty. but I love people who lean forward and come with suggestions of solutions to be served with the problem.
What can one expect as an employee working in your unit?
There are great development opportunities at Tele2. We’re a fast-learning organization and we’re quick to implement new ideas and new technology. We’re serious about what we do, and we get things done. I believe in short and fast decision paths, and a collaborative way of working. If you deliver and show heart in what you do you can expect to be rewarded and promoted accordingly. In my unit we build teams with diverse skillsets and abilities, learning- and utilizing each other’s strengths to maximize output. There’s never a boring moment. We appreciate strong individuals that have a team-first mentality.