The Smart Brains of Locatee

We’ve learned: Locatee – Your Smart Building’s Brain. But then again, what’s behind all that brainpower? Naturally, our smart Locateers!
And to be fully honest, quite some (Loca)tears are being shed – tears of joy, that is! Because the Locatee Family is one to have fun, be it at work, wracking our brains until the cells hurt, or after work, practicing the Sun Salutation in our recently introduced in-house yoga sessions, or competing in a friendly game of Taboo. Feeling curious yet?

Locatee’s team events have proven to be unforgettable:
On our trip to the winter wonderland, we did some serious sledging, had team members who only know sunshine and flowers try skiing for the first time, and challenged each other at curling.
Since at Locatee, fortunes never come singly, there’s still more to tell… Have we talked about our visit to Bern yet? No? Well then it’s high time we did!
Our summer event took us all the way to the Swiss capital, where we took turns hitting the Nouss, climbed up and down the Gurten, and chased a fox through the old town. To make it sound less cryptic: In order to immerse our international team in Swiss culture, we journeyed to Bern. Having started the day with coffee and crispy croissants, we learned about and played the very old, traditional Swiss sport Hornussen. Those who love and those who fear heights alike then climbed the watch tower on Bern’s backyard mountain Gurten, before we took part in a treasure hunt, on which actual bears were seen, ice cream was devoured, light posts were sniffed at, and the river Aare was celebrated in a song. This eventful trip ended with us enjoying a summer night in the Rose Garden, raising glasses and revelling in delicacies.

However, this marvellous journey was no more than a puddle jump if compared to the 75’046km our globetrotters travelled on their Work Wherever You Want weeks.
Alex savoured the best ever hummus in Berlin, Flurin watched Roger Federer drop out of the US open in New York, Benedikt experienced a digital nomad’s lifestyle in Tokyo, and Artjom discovered his ravenous appetite for pineapples in Thailand. 
And, whenever our co-workers, for example Gianluca or Sandro, go on business trips, they make good use of the opportunity and explore metropolitan cities like London and Amsterdam. We’re all for a healthy work-life-balance!

Let’s turn to diversity: a topic in constant danger of being discussed with empty words and of losing its essence in endless blether. So, we’re keeping it true and simple: We live diversity! Or as Mariel would say «Vivimos la diversidad», Niko «Ζούμε τη διαφορετικότητα», or Piotr «Cenimy różnorodność», Svenja «Mer läbed Diversität» and last but not least Charlotte: «Nous vivons la diversité». And these are only a few select examples.

Our story began with Benedikt and Thomas, and we’ve been growing ever since, with no end in sight. This regularly calls for celebration: Last year was our 3rd birthday and we gifted ourselves with the self-designed Locabeer. By now, we’ve come to a point where there’s a welcome breakfast for new team members almost every month: here at Locatee, the early birds don’t catch worms but rather tasty croissants, and on some occasions even homemade banana bread. Our increasing numbers finally allowed us to move house – right into our first office!

Locatee is the brain behind the operation, but it’s our employees who get it up and running in the first place and feed it constantly with new ideas, increasing our shared knowledge with every single new Locateer. At Locatee, we’re in it for the fun of it. Why else would we be sending out season’s greetings all over the world in the form of chocolate brains? And if you’re thinking we need special occasions in order to have fun together, you couldn’t be more wrong. Find out yourself!

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