Meet Lino, Happiness Manager @ onoffThis year has been amazing for onoff so far. We have improved and added many features in the onoff App, opened new countries and grew even bigger in those where we were present already. Of course, none of this would be possible without the hard work of our team. Just like our product, the onoff Team is growing fast and becoming stronger. Just a few weeks ago we interviewed our new team members and found out how and why they have joined onoff. Since then, we have had a few more amazing individuals joining our team that we will be introducing soon. So today, it’s time to meet a person who is helping to make all of this happen.
Lino has been with the company from the beginning and has seen it grow day by day. He’s official title is “Happiness Manager”. What does he do? We have decided to ask him about his job and experience at onoff.
Q1. Hi, Lino! Can you tell us, what do you do at onoff?
Lino: My position is called Happiness Manager. To put it simply, I am trying to make everyone here happy :)
I’m trying my best to listen to everybody in the team and see if they need something. It might be for their work, or it can be food or anything at all. I make sure the team has everything they need. I also organize parties and teambuilding events. Whenever someone new joins our team, I help them with relocation: finding an apartment, explaining how everything is in Tallinn. So my task is really to listen and be available for those who need my help.
Q2: Do you think every company needs a happiness manager?
Lino: I think so, especially if your team is quite large and you want everyone to communicate well. For example, we are almost 40 people in this office already, and you can really see your impact whenever there is some tension or conflicts between different teams. I think it is a very interesting job to have.
Q3: What are some personality traits that a happiness manager needs to have?
Lino: You should be very positive. Every day you have some kind of problem that you need to solve, and staying positive is the key. Also, a Happiness Manager should be very open-minded, because you work with very different people and needs to stay open to their ideas.
Q4: What is the most challenging part of your job?
Lino: Nothing really. The thing is that it is very fitting for my personality. When I see people happy, I am very happy in return. Also, at onoff, we have quite a positive atmosphere, so it makes it a lot easier for us to enjoy working here every day.
Q5: What is the best part of your job?
Lino: I just enjoy seeing how the company has grown in the last couple of years. It’s very rewarding to see your impact! I like to see that because of me, people find it easier to fit in and become part of the team.
Q6: What is your advice for those who want to join onoff?
Lino: I think, you have to be flexible and positive. As I said, the atmosphere here is really positive and we love welcoming new teammates. So you should be just fine! ;)
Lino has been helping to build onoff for more than 3 years now, and he knows every little thing about our teams and the product. He is the person everyone turns to for help. Without him, nothing that we do would be possible.
Does your company have a Happiness Manager in the team? Let us know, we would love to hear from you!
Marta @ onoff