As teams are made of individuals with personalities, habits and points of view that don’t always align, the process of building one can be a challenge.
As one of the country’s fastest-growing engineering firms, we at KAON know all about building a team and ensuring that we work as individuals – and a cohesive unit.
We place fun at the centre of our team-building approach by hosting walks, tag rugby events, barbecues, parties, and other gatherings that keep employees connected, healthy and engaged.
In recent years KAON has doubled its workforce across two bases in both Cork and Sligo where we produce machines for the medical device, automotive, electronics and consumer goods industries – no easy feat given recent disruptions to the supply chain and widespread issues with the recruitment and retention of staff.
KAON believes engineering is the perfect metaphor for team building.
Many of the company’s projects focus on taking an array of disparate elements and making them work in harmony to achieve a goal. Teams are no different, with engineers offering insights informed by their own skills and unique backgrounds. Difference is their strength. This is what makes taking a project from concept to completion so exciting and rewarding for KAON.
When KAON staff aren’t fostering team spirit, they’re putting the benefits to good use on complex project work. Building machinery draws on all the essential elements that make up engineering expertise, including creativity and problem solving, a professional challenge that underpins the company’s high levels of job satisfaction.
One staff member recently revealed that the most rewarding aspects of their role included being involved with projects, peer-to-peer learning, and seeing feedback influence the actions of their superiors. This reinforces the key message for KAON staff: every staff member has a purpose and is valued.
KAON is always looking for new engineers to join its passionate team.