A new dawnPublished: 2021-02-24 10:30
Good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who are patient, and the best things come to those who don’t give up.Unknown
Right now, I can say I belong to the last case here!
The moment I landed in the country of lagom and fika, leaving my hometown with two bags but no job, no clear place to stay, neither family nor friends, I didn´t really know what to expect: the only thing I knew, was that I desired to find out who I wanted to be.
Along the way, I have definitively set down some milestones and pillars to define the future “me”.
In the last 3 years abroad in fact, I have figured out that my heart was holding the wheel and driving me towards a career path closer to my education and personal interests.
This drive has ended with an amazing view over a new professional dawn: I have been given the great opportunity to grow inside the Global Manufacturing area in the position of Communications Coordinator.
A dream coming true!
Communication plays such an important role!
Being a communicator of any kind is a high-responsibility role: it´s a game-changer function that determines if all the actions taken by an entity or a company will be perceived in the right way and will have the right impact on the final addressees.
Communication is like a relationship: if it is transparent, personal, and healthy, because based on a solid ground, it will be effective.
Communicating is for sure a ´delivery´, but it’s not a one-way job: it works both ways.
It’s not just about giving, but also about taking in and learning from the environment.
Listen to your surroundings..
..and answer back to them.
This is what my new role will teach me: how to translate the messages coming from the top management into simple contents, improving the transparency and transmitting the autenticity of their core, to my colleagues who work for Manufacturing departments around the globe.
But also experiencing the production sites day by day first-hand, gathering the messages that my colleagues have for the leaders, and making sure that their opinions and needs are conveyed to a higher level. In this way, the right actions can be taken to improve the work environment for everybody and to contribute to the creation of successful milestones.
Outside of a pandemic parenthesis, private and corporate communication is normally founded on both indirect means (written messages, announcements, etc..) and direct/visual ones (live interactions, events, and especially body language if developed in person).
Since the in-person side has been currently replaced due to a physical contact loss, it´s important to focus on the indirect communications where the message can be exchanged contactless but loaded on its emotional aspects.
We should always consider how the transmission of certain feelings can push the right or wrong button in our audience, impacting on their behaviors.
This is a real challenge!
Maybe like me, you have realized how essential the role of communication has been – and still is – in this big Covid picture. It´s the mean by which the correct actions to be taken for this virus spreading prevention can be taught. Information can have a crucial butterfly effect on minimizing the negative impacts.
Words should be the only thing worth to be spread.
Each one of us can contribute to cascading the messages clearly shaped and gathered by experts in this sector.
Essity has shown one more time how we care for each other, since “sharing (the information) is caring“.
Now, even more, I am part of this bigger goal, its frame and responsibility and I am eager, beside being proud, to be part of a great department that cares also about this topic.
Wish me good luck, even though I already had my bite of it by having obtained this incredible opportunity!