Scary close to fully autonomous teams at Onefootball

    By Peter Brouwers on 3-07-2019
    Category: Diversity, Culture, Podcast, Development

    This is a special episode of the bol.com Techlab Podcast. It’s recorded on at our own Tech Conference the bol.com spaces summit. Directly after Jim gave his presentation about ‘scary close to fully autonomous teams at Onefootball’ we interviewed him. We had a great presentation at Spaces Summit with the Title: “scary close to fully autonomous teams”. Within bol.com we strive for autonomous teams because we believe that we will go faster, are more agile and we have more fun. But it is also great to hear from people outside…

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    Cultural Diversity – It all starts with yourself

    By Peter Brouwers on 12-06-2019
    Category: Diversity, Culture, Podcast

    In this episode, we touch upon a cultural aspect of Tech within bol.com, Cultural Diversity. Over the last couple of years, our international community especially in IT in bol.com grew from 5 in 2014 to 120 in 2019 out of a total of 450 people in Tech. As a former Dutch company, you can imagine that this brings a lot of potential and it also has its challenges. In the week of the 21st of May, the World Day of Cultural Diversity, bol.com celebrated this with Cultural Diversity Week. For…

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    Life as an expat at bol.com

    By Volkan Yazici on 7-02-2017
    Category: Diversity

    While working abroad as an expat might sound like an exciting opportunity with noteworthy advantages, “adaptation” constitutes the dominant factor of the entire challenge. Which language will you use for communication? What about cultural differences? To what extent will you socially get accepted by the community? And what will you be leaving behind by accepting the offer? And don’t forget the other side of the coin: almost all of these questions can be applicable to the native (Dutch) employees currently employed. I have been working at bol.com as a software…

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