Meet Maurizio | Office & Community Manager
“How I learned that work-life balance is more than just a buzz word”
When it comes to our employees, diconium has a lot of exciting stories to tell. Today, we are with Maurizio Spallone, office and community manager at diconium in Stuttgart. Since 2017, Maurizio shares his passion with the company. From event management to programming staff badges up to all different kinds of administrative tasks, Maurizio knows how to organize it all at once, always stays flexible and stress resistant and likewise manages career with family.
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Hey Maurizio, how does a normal working day look like for you?
My normal working day starts at 8 a.m. in the office. My day is characterized by many different tasks, from travel planning to travel booking, organizing the meeting rooms, programming the staff badges or some administrative tasks like invoice approval, correspondence, fleet management, etc.. As you can see, it’s never boring in here :-)
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Talking about your work, what is the most important skill needed in your job?
The most important skill is to be very flexible and well organized. You need to have a quick comprehension and be able to act and react quickly. You must be ready for any problem and always find a way to solve problems of any kind. Being stress-resistant is definitely an important factor for this job. You need to be able to do many different things at the same time and stay focused. Multitasking is one of the most important skills that is needed.
“The most important skill is to be very flexible and well organized. You need to have a quick comprehension and be able to act and react quickly.”
Reflecting on your past projects, which one sticks out for you and why?
For me personally, the Digital Garage project as a supervisor and setting up the gadgets were an exciting and interesting task. As well as all the workshops that I either held myself or took part in. At this place, you always had your finger on the pulse of digitalization. In this project, I was part of organizing the technical equipment and planning. I could decide what kind of tools could be useful and handy for clients using our digital garage.
The benefit of a digital garage is the agile working space. You could change the setting as well as boost creativity. Many clients enjoyed using the working space and its tools and gadgets such as the AR glasses.
The last year turned our working life upside down. What have you learned about your preferred way of working since then?
I learned that work-life balance is more than just a buzzword, it’s something you can live. By having to change the way you work, I learned to better combine work with my private activities. The home office allowed me to better organize my work and leisure time. I prefer the hybrid office, but my job requires being at the office for a couple of things. However, home office allows to structure my day better and to work on different things at the same time. I have more time for my family and that is what I really enjoy. Balance is the key and I enjoy the flexibility of both.
“I prefer the hybrid office, but my job requires being at the office for a couple of things. “
What is a digital champion for you?
A digital champion is someone, who is particularly successful in digitalization, digital transformation, or digital change. Someone who corresponds to the spirit of the time and exemplifies it. It’s someone, who really can make a difference.
And, why did you decide to join diconium back in 2017?
I chose diconium at the time, because I realized quickly what working could look like in the future: far away from stoic, hierarchical fetters, or chains of command from top to bottom, but rather togetherness at eye level and respect for each other. A place, where people like to come in the morning. That is diconium for me. A piece of home.
So, what advice would you give a new starter at diconium?
Be yourself, get infected by the diconiumness and have confidence in your abilities. You will be able to prove them here because everyone gets a chance.
And lastly, let’s take a look at our values. Wich one sticks out to you and why?
Collaboration. In my opinion, everyone can make a difference. It’s all about how you approach life and different people. For my part, I always try to offer help, to have an open ear and to help my colleagues at any time. I don’t let it get me down and try to bring good humor to those around me.