On Thursday 26.04 a group of running-enthusiastic navabistas represented #teamnavabi at the B2Run in Aachen! There were more than 3.600 participants in total from around 250 companies. The 5.2 km route went through and around the CHIO-Reitstadion. Even though beforehand it looked like it was going to rain, we were able to finish the run with the sun in our faces and were rewarded with a well-deserved medal!!
navabi is growing and welcoming new employees! We would like to welcome them in our team and hope they have a great start at navabi!!
We try to make the onboarding process as smooth as possible. Not only by giving new employees a clear overview of what their first day, week, and month will look like, but also any other help that they might need for their move to Germany and Aachen and settling in.
Every new employee has dedicated buddies at navabi that provide introductions into our existing processes and structures, help to get to know and understand the navabi culture, support integration in the team, help them to succeed, and build their dream job.
Of course we make sure that the desk of every new employee is ready and represents a warm welcome!
navabi university is organized every other week to internalize learning and growth into the navabi DNA. The idea is that we take the knowledge we have, bundle it in key presentations, and share it with each other to facilitate learning and growth. This way, not only individuals gain knowledge, but also the organization as a whole. People from within navabi give universities, but we also try to have external speakers once every quarter.
“Power is gained by sharing knowledge, not hording it.”
Last week, Denise held a presentation on Team Jour Fixes and the Engagement Pulse, followed by a workshop where all navabistas were divided in groups to think about ways to improve employee engagement in specific areas.
Today, on the 8th of March, all over the world we celebrate International Women’s Day! The celebration of this day dates back to 1910 and it commemorates women’s rights. Here at the office, all women are showered in roses on this beautiful day.
However, at navabi we of course always celebrate women. A big thank you to everyone for committing yourself to make women feel good happy every day!
Sport is an important part of navabi’s culture since 2014 with different offers like CrossFit, Pilates or football.
At the moment all navabistas can take part in the yoga course every Wednesday from 18:15 to 19:30. Yoga is for the mind and body because it helps to relax, relieve stress, strengthen muscles and relieve back problems. In the so-called “Play Hard Area” in the office there is enough space, so the employees don’t have to leave navabi and drive to a studio. Yoga can also be a short break at work.
The course starts with breathing exercises to get on and off. The following 45 minutes are a mix of familiar and new exercises, which are also helpful. Everyone is helped and attempts are made to solve individual problems. The participants can express their wishes, for example if they would like to do more demanding exercises or just relax. The last 15 minutes consist of stretching and feeling the whole body. Ultimately, it is important to lie completely relaxed and feel each part of the body separately.
After the course you have the possibility to ask questions, e. g. which exercise was for which part of the body. The whole course is accompanied by meditation music to make it as easy as possible to switch off after the working day.
The motto of this year’s Christmas Party was Casino Royale meets Hollywood. Time to suit up, be welcomed on the red carpet and gamble Poker, Roulette and Black Jack. It was a great night with delicious food, cocktails and a lot of dancing. Like this, the year is drawning to an end….
Here a few impressisons of the night:
Every first Friday of the month, everyone in the office meets in the “Play Hard” (navabi’s common room) and enjoys a delicious breakfast. A team of six navabistas decides on a motto and prepares a breakfast for all employees.
This month’s motto was “Sweden” so there was crispbread, buttermilk, eggs with remoulade, cinnamon buns, salted butter and a lot of coffee.
After a meeting and buying everything, the team meets earlier on the day of the breakfast so that the other navabistas can enjoy the breakfast and the time with the team for one hour. Hardly anyone misses this event as there is always a good mood; food unites people 😉
Here some impressions of the Sweden-Breakfast:
Today, we would like to present KÄTHE who is our most popular employee at navabi. She is an Aussidoodle and born on 9 March 2017. She comes to work every morning together with Anna from the content team and she is mainly responsible for making everyone smile and raise sounds in high pitches.
The whole team loves Käthe and always has a goodie for her prepared. Furthermore, Käthe is very well behaved and gentle, she always waits until she gets something to eat – preferably chicken. During the well-deserved breaks she loves playing with her ball or jumping on the beanbags.
In interaction with other dogs she is very shy, however, she enjoys meeting new people.
You see, for navabi as a flexible company, it even can be enabled to bring the own dog to work and today nobody can imagine navabi without Käthe.