Atos has the ability to deliver value to clients. This ability is based on the individual and collective skills of our people. Every day, our employees are faced with complex and changing demands across a wide range of technologies. It is therefore a top priority for Atos to ensure that all our people have the right blend of skills and experience. We have created an environment in which learning and personal development is both facilitated and encouraged.
The value of learning from others – Kees Koenen
I believe that learning is all about enabling yourself to chase the goals you, yourself believe in. Atos, as a company, shows to understand the importance of the work/life balance for employees. We have created both the tools and environment in which effective learning can take place, tailored to suit every individual. In particular, the company now offers both “hard, technical” courses and “soft-skill” training, both of which are very relevant in our day-to-day business.
There are numerous e-learning tools of value to every type of employee, as well as resources such as Skillport and, within BTN, Competence Lines which allow for continuous improvement and learning from each other. I’m a big fan of the community aspect of blueKiwi which gives you the opportunity to look beyond the borders of your own profession or area. By looking beyond the boundaries of your comfort-zone, you stretch that zone and improve your skills. It also helps to broaden your frame of reference and enables you to better understand and value the opinion of others. Because now, you know more about how these opinions have been formed.
In 2013, I was selected to be a member of the Juniors Group, a self-organized international network of 45 creative and motivated colleagues working as an international and cross-functional team within Atos. The group combines personal development, training and networking with real project work and exposure to a multi-cultural working environment. A great way to explore Atos, build network, team-up and deliver results!
All these aspects of learning show the way in which Atos values me, supporting me both in the office and at home. Smart tools like blueKiwi improve my working life and make the atmosphere more open and interesting.
I believe that in the rather ‘organic world’ of my own career, I am in good hands at Atos. Through the tools and processes in place today, everyone is being encouraged to learn and develop in a way that positively broadens horizons. This, directly and indirectly, adds more value ourselves and our customers.
My Personal Recipe for Success - Kees Koenen
I always feel that the best way to have success is to really ‘breathe the brand!’ I like to fully utilize social media and I use all the channels available to push Atos and its activities. It’s a great way to give my peers the opportunity to get to know Atos and to engage with them in all sorts of exciting areas.
Outside of work, I like to make sure that what I'm doing is productive and effective. I happily go that extra mile for something I truly care for and believe in. At the end of the day, I like to ask myself ‘What have I done today, to make me feel proud?’
Finally, I spend at least one hour per week riding a horse. I find it gives me lots of energy and I am constantly learning new things in a completely different environment which keeps me alert and receptive to new ideas. Also, a horse is the perfect 'litmus-test' for your own sense of Zen.
Kees Koenen is an Architect within Atos Consulting and a member of the Juniors Group. Find his profile on nl.linkedin.com/in/kkoenen
Program Director within Managed Services in the NAM region
Read Mike's story
Did you know?
Atos recognized as one of the Top 3 employers in Poland
3000 e-learning modules available to employees
Around 20,000 employees are part of the remote working program
Recognition and Reward programs awarded over 6,500 Accolades to employees for outstanding or inspiring behavior and achievements.
Atos was awarded GRI A+ status for its Corporate Sustainability Report for the third year running
25 universities worldwide participated in the Annual IT challenge