Monthly spotlight on Emmy Christmas
31 October 2019
Posted by: Abi Walker
Each month we have been interviewing a member of the Agile Business Consortium community. For November's spotlight interview, we have the Consortium's Head of HR, Emmy Christmas.
How long have you been working for Agile Business Consortium?
What's your current job title?
How would you describe your role to a child?
I look after a whole team of people to make sure they are happy, feel valued and can do their jobs properly. I also plan lots of lunches.
Before working at the consortium, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I was Social Media Manager for an interior design company who worked on some really cool spaces, like Google HQ. They also designed Roc Nation’s HQ, where I got to visit Jay Z’s private, sound-proofed office and sit in his very comfortable, very expensive chair.
What’s the first thing you do when you start the workday?
I’m a sucker for organisation and have my to-do lists for each day in my diary up to the end of the year, so my first stop is always to check my diary to refresh my memory on the day’s tasks.
What Agile techniques do you use in your day to day life?
We follow an Agile HR methodology at the Consortium so a lot of my job is based around agile mindsets. The techniques that come up the most for me are Kanban boards and MoSCoW prioritisation lists, which I usually make using Trello.
What do you enjoy doing out of work?
My most prized possession is my Cineworld Unlimited card and I spend as much time at the cinema as I can. This year my aim was to beat my last year’s record of 15 films and – spoiler alert – I’ve already done it.
Tell us a random fact about you?
I can do a great impression of a baby crying. Honestly, it’s uncanny. The team in the office is convinced I could make money out of it somehow but we’re yet to figure out a viable plan.
What is your motto or personal mantra?
Curiosity killed the cat but satisfaction brought it back.
I’m about to finish the Delphic Division stories by Paul Crilley; Poison City and Clockwork City. There’s a talking dog with magical powers who drinks brandy. Case closed.