5 Questions for Falko Pleß – Head of People

In this interview Falko talks about how to build a great team and culture in a hybrid work environment

Clara Lunow - 19.11.2021
Interview with Falko Pleß, Head of People at Cosuno

Hi Falko! You are our Head of People. What exactly do you do and what do you like most about your job?

Actually it all comes down to two responsibilities: On the one hand, I make sure that people get excited about Cosuno and decide to join us on our journey, and on the other hand, I make sure that those who are already part of our team are happy to be and wish to remain so. The most exciting part about my job is the variety of my tasks: every day a new challenge.

What excites you most about working at Cosuno?

During my academic and professional career, I have now seen a number of startups. Cosuno is quite unique in this context. Cosuno is shaped by strong growth and the spirit of being part of something very special. The euphoric mood and a great team motivate me every day. In my opinion, there is hardly anything better than seeing the results of your work right away and having a direct impact on the success of the company.

You are the expert on this: What do you think makes a great team?

I think a good foundation for a great team is respect, trust and open communication. In addition, I have learned to appreciate working in an international and diverse team over the past years, because alongside professional development, personal growth is just as important.

This September we spent a weekend together in person at our first offsite: How did you like it and what was the best thing about it?

Regular company offsites are essential for a fast-growing company like us. It’s great to have the opportunity to meet everyone in person and get to know each other at regular intervals. I was so happy to see that the faces you see on screen every day actually exist in real life.

You are a Crossfitter – how do you incorporate this into your daily routine?

The flexible working model at Cosuno allows me to organize my day individually. This way I can do a workout in front of the TV in the morning before work or as a wake-up call during an extended lunch break. 

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