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DEWETRON working from Home

03/04/2020 | General

In times of COVID-19, reducing contacts and social distancing become paramount. Therefore, DEWETRON quickly decided to abandon the beautiful and fully equipped office in Grambach. Starting from March 16th, 2020, most of DEWETRON’s employees are working from their home office. Since DEWETRON relies on the continuous development of new technologies and the inherent availability of instruments, hardware and prototypes, workflows have to become creative. Keep on reading to find out, how DEWETRON colleagues work from their home office.

 

Christoph Wiedner – the CPO in his Home Office

How does your daily work usually look like?

I am a morning person and really enjoy being the first in the office. I appreciate the “calm” in the mornings before everybody else arrives. I usually use that time to organize my day and to prepare for meetings.

How does it differ at the moment? What is your biggest challenge regarding your current work situation in your home office?

My biggest challenge is to bring business and private life successfully under one umbrella. My wife works as well, so we alternate with working and taking care of our kids. However, this means that I have to work in ‘shifts’. Right now, I finish my daily workload late at night. Even though there is a crisis going on at the moment, my colleagues and I still have many projects to work on.

What is the first thing you want to do once you are back in your office?

I am really looking forward to having personal conversations with colleagues and customers. Although video-calls and other tools do not negatively impact my work – sometimes it becomes even more efficient – I miss that certain extra of ‘physical’ meetings.

Christoph working from Home

> > Here you can connect with Christoph Wiedner.


Michael Oberhofer – the R&D Manager Working from Home

How does your daily work usually look like?

Usually, I arrive by train and quickly walk from the station to our office in Grambach. Once there, I exchange latest news with my colleagues over a coffee and we talk about the upcoming day. At 9, we have a daily stand-up in the R&D department which is followed by several meetings. After having lunch at “das Grambacher”, I work on e-mails and make phone calls. Since we do not want the fun to come too briefly, we have a challenging skill game with a ranking in the afternoon. At the end of the working day, I go back home to the beautiful center of Graz.

How does it differ at the moment? What is your biggest challenge regarding your current work situation in your home office?

At the moment, my daily routine is very different, especially since I am not seeing my colleagues. I reduced the number of meetings to the bare minimum and the communication is much more target oriented. Thanks to various messenger services, it is still easy to share questions, responses and thoughts. The lacking availability of hardware is sometimes challenging. However, it forces you to become creative and work with remote connections.

What is the first thing you want to do once you are back in your office?

I am looking forward to talking with my colleagues about the experiences we made in this exceptional time over a coffee. Then, we can discuss how we worked and which methods we want to keep in our workflow.

Michael working from Home


Verena Niederkofler – the Application Engineer & Virtual Customer Visits

How does your daily work usually look like?

Usually I come into the office, read and answer e-mails and then I’m getting a coffee. Afterwards I’m working on my to-do list and on support requests, which I get during the day.

How does it differ at the moment? What is your biggest challenge regarding your current work situation in your home office?

Right now, the whole working day is quieter, and I finally have time to work on tasks, I actually wanted to do for a long time. However, there are only limited possibilities at home and some projects therefore take longer. The communication with colleagues works well but consumes more time.

What is the first thing you want to do once you are back in your office?

Having a coffee with everyone, because right now in my home office I have to do that alone.

View of Verena's Home Office

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Berthold Hinterplattner – the Support Engineer supports from his Kitchen

How does your daily work usually look like?

Usually, I get up at 7 and go to work by bike. At 9, I have a meeting with the customer care team which usually takes 10 minutes. At DEWETRON, we have two short breaks, at 9:15 and at 15:15 which helps to exchange with colleagues. For lunch, I go to the restaurant “Mango” (just across the street) with colleagues. If a support online meetings takes longer, I postpone my break. Since DEWETRON has customers spread across many time zones, I normally only get out of work when it is already dark.

How does it differ at the moment? What is your biggest challenge regarding your current work situation in your home office?

When I start my computer in the morning, I am still wearing pyjamas. First, I go over the requests from East Asia which reached me during the night. At 8:15, I leave my pyjamas behind and prepare coffee, so I’m ready for the 9am daily stand-up via GoToMeeting. After the meeting, I work on bigger support requests together with our developers. For my lunch break, I am listening to the radio to hear about latest Corona updates. Next to it, I am preparing something to eat. However, when I am deep in my workflow, I sometimes forget about my lunch. What currently differs most is not having access to all my equipment (signal sources, calibrator, TRION modules, …) which I need to reconstruct the behavior customers face – that makes my work harder. Apart from that I can do a lot from my home office.

What is the first thing you want to do once you are back in your office?

Get a coffee from the coffee machine in the DEWETRON kitchen!

Bert's home office in his living room


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Do you want to find out more about DEWETRON? Check out our website – you will for sure like our products like our next generation Power Analzer. If you are currently maintaining your test- and measurement equipment, then you should benefit from our calibration (also accredited calibration available) and repair services. In addition to that, you can increase your DAQ knowledge with the help of our video tutorials on YouTube.

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