Mental Health in Home Office
Employees are struggling with double burdens especially in these times: Home office, childcare, mental health, you name it. What are companies doing to protect and support their employees? Jens Kosche (EA), Heike Diakhate (Adobe) and Dr. Andreas Michael Lieb (Innogames) provide insights into the systems their companies have developed during the pandemic.
Born and bred in East Germany, Heike started her professional career in the UK in 2006 while finishing her first Master thesis in British Cultural Studies from a German university. It was only a few years later when she took on the responsibility to run HR conferences that she ‘smelled blood’ and never looked back. While working full time, she took on a two-year part-time Master in Human Resources Management (CIPD accredited) to help back up that change in her career. In 2011, during her second year at uni, she joined the corporate world by starting as Talent Scout at Adobe and wrote her dissertation on career limitations experienced by women in the corporate world means by which they had overcome them to date. In 2016, Heike seized an opportunity to explore talent development at Adobe and never looked back. Previously office-based, Heike came back from her second maternity leave full-time into the work-from-home environment during the pandemic in April 2020, as a mum-of-two young boys. Heike is looking forward to sharing how Adobe supports its employees during the pandemic.
Country Manager at Electronic Arts
Jens Kosche is Country Manager of Electronic Arts Germany/Switzerland/Austria . In this position, he is responsible for EA business affairs in these countries. Jens Kosche received a Master of Business Administration and started his career in 1994 as Assistant Key Account Manager at Kraft Jacobs Suchard. In 1998, he concluded his work as Key Account Manager and switched to Mars as National Account Manager. After brief stops at A.T. Kearney (2001) and Johnson Wax (2001-2002) Kosche was hired by EA in 2003. Since 2014, Jens Kosche is Country Manager GSA of Electronic Arts. Jens Kosche is also a member of the board of the game – Association of the German Games Industry.
Dr. Andreas Michael Lieb
Director of HR at InnoGames
Dr. Andreas Michael Lieb has been Director of HR at InnoGames since February 2016. The publisher of online and mobile games has more than 400 employees from over 30 nations. Lieb holds a doctorate in human resources, team behavior and performance, and before joining InnoGames he held senior positions at Unify and Siemens.