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Switching from a corporate to a scale-up organisation

Who are the people behind our product and who work hard every day to create a happy work life for our customers, partners and themselves? In the series "meet the game changers" we dive into the experience stories of our Workspace 365 colleagues.

Read the story of our colleague Tjibbe, who works as a Lead Partner Account Executive.

From large corporate environment to fast growing scale-up. From being tightly organized, to being able to be creative and entrepreneurial and making an immediate impact. That was the choice Tjibbe made over 2.5 years ago and in doing so started his happy work life at Workspace 365.

The best workplace solution

"When I first encountered the Workspace 365 product I really had a wow moment. It felt aesthetically familiar and everything was very simple. I was convinced of the product right from that moment. I always wanted to sell the very best workplace solution and that thought actually made me pick up the phone immediately and ask if they had a suitable vacancy."

Switching gears for a moment

And there was! Tjibbe loves IT, technology and commerce. All aspects he encounters in his role as Partner Account Executive. "Of course it took some switching, I went from a formal company of 20,000 people to an informal company with 20 people. I went from talking to IT managers and architects to innovation and information managers. That's just what's so great about it. I talk to people who really want to move the organization forward and work with people who like to make an impact."

No shine without friction

Wanting to make an impact within Workspace 365 is something that is in the DNA of our colleagues. "If you want to explore and learn then you are in the right place with us. And yes, that doesn't happen without a struggle. But hey, without friction no shine and it's not about how many times you fall, but how many times you get back up. I can conjure up some more great sayings though ;)."

Being who you are

Tjibbe is at his place within Workspace 365. "It really is a second home for me. I am the man who is part of the furniture. I like to be in the office, like to speak to my colleagues here. I'm creative here at the office and efficient at home. And both possibilities are there. What I like is that there is no judgement. Not about what you look like, what clothes you wear, what time you have lunch or how often you stand at the soccer table. You are asked where you are going, but out of pure interest and not as a control question. I can work within Workspace 365 the way I want and what works for me. That offers freedom. And freedom can exist if you also take responsibility. There is a focus on results. That is where the expectations lie. Not on the road to it."

Getting and taking opportunities

Tjibbe has seen Workspace 365 grow and thus change. "Where we used to celebrate every success with the entire organization, we now celebrate new partners within the team, for example. Things change when you get bigger, but every phase has its charm. In any case, we continue to celebrate things. That's the most important thing! Changes also create opportunities. After 2.5 years, I advanced to a position where I manage colleagues. Despite the fact that we are an organization without a strict hierarchy, as you grow you can't avoid managing or coordinating roles. Glad that in this way I am still part of Workspace 365!

Tjibbe Vissers

Lead Partner Account Executive

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