Working with the purpose of changing lives
Finding purpose and meaning in our day-to-day work, sharing goals with colleagues, and unlocking our full potential through means that benefit society or individuals can provide tremendous satisfaction.
What are the top 5 features to look for in a Purpose-driven Workplace?
When it comes to employee satisfaction, expressing a desire for a greater sense of purpose is the easy part. However, defining what those purpose driven workspaces look like can be much more challenging.
Can a purpose-driven workplace make you happier?
All around the globe, there is more and more research indicating happiness is directly correlated to employees’ sense of purpose in their work. However, there is a bit of chicken and egg dilemma to this issue. Does happiness lead to more meaningful work or vice versa?
Why is purpose becoming increasingly important for the modern employee?
Numerous industries are seeing changes in attitudes towards empowering employee purpose, but what is causing the demand, and what value does it bestow on employees?
Discovering an underlying current of purpose in our careers, especially one that has the level of social impact as helping people with debilitating chronic illnesses, is often attributed to positions in the medical field like doctors, nurses, medical scientists, and so forth.
From the family restaurant to a life-changing career
Elizabeth Papasimakis, a Senior Manager of Operations Fermentation, shares her journey of going from working in the family restaurant to working as a lab scientist, and then finally landing her latest roles as a Senior Operations Manager in Production at Novo Nordisk’s DAPI site in Clayton, NC.
From Petri Dish to Bioreactor
Discover Rekha Nair’s career journey as she made the jump from a small biotech company to Novo Nordisk’s stem cell manufacturing site in Fremont, working as a Senior Process Development Scientist
When your internship kicks off a global career
Jennifer Dennis, Global Product Manager of Rare Blood Disorders, currently working at Novo Nordisk in Zurich recounts her journey from interning and working in the Canada affiliate to her 7,000km jump to working out of our offices in Zurich.
Speaking up to get ahead
Elena Livshina remembers well the times where she’s been the only female at a table full of senior executives.
Balancing digital innovation and Olympic dreams
Anton Ipsen, Digital Innovation Student Worker, qualifies for the 2021 Olympics in the discipline of men’s 800m free swimming
From numbers to notes
Relocating for work often evokes contradicting emotions of both excitement and apprehension towards the unknown awaiting your personal and professional life. From changes in culture and colleagues, sometimes it takes getting out of one’s comfort zone to allow for the magic of the unexpected to take form.
From trail to lab
Lost in a forest, keenly aware of the nearby mountain lion and bear paw prints, and out of water, Eva had to rely on planning, persistence, and mental strength to push through and continue on her five-week, 2,200 km cycle from Seattle to San Francisco.
Learning by helping others
It wasn’t long ago that Yacine Amirouche, Senior Global Customer Insights Manager at Novo Nordisk, was anxiously waiting to hear if he had been accepted to the graduate programme.
The ripple effect of a big heart
It is in the deepest, darkest moments of one’s life that you find the true character of a soul. Our response to the unthinkable has the power to crush our spirit or ignite a new purpose greater than we could have ever imagined through such a tragic event.
Using technology as a vessel for empathy
Working for one of the largest players in the pharmaceutical industry, employees are often asked by external spectators if they genuinely feel that their contribution makes a difference in such a dynamic and complex corporation.
Feeling at home all over the globe
Anne Kaas, International Medical Director at Novo Nordisk works with multinational colleagues and stakeholders from all over the globe, yet still, no matter where she is in the world, when she steps into the Novo offices she says, ''It kind of feels like home.”
A different take on digital health
Nanja Hedal Kløverpris, Senior Project Manager in Corporate Environmental Strategy has a stance on digital health that stands contrary to the general wave of enthusiasm.
WDF key to changing diabetes
On the 14th of November, we celebrated World Diabetes Day at Novo Nordisk. It is a very meaningful day for us, as we are committed to making a difference for patients living with diabetes. Diabetes hasn’t always been recognised as a global epidemic, though.
Working worldly in Novo Nordisk
Natasha Munhóes Corrêa, Global Project Manager within Global Medical Affairs – Medical Operations has lived in three countries in the past four years, something she’s quick to say she’s super thankful for.
Mental Health & Flexible Working
As we adjust to our post-COVID work lives, what affect does all of this have on our mental health? What's the benefit of coming back to the office, what do we need to keep in mind with doing so and what is the ideal workplace for our mental health. We had the chance to speak with Organisational Psychologist here at Novo Nordisk - Nadia El-Salanti - about just that. Check it out in the Q&A below.
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