Light-hearted talk about digital work methods
It is valuable to disseminate good examples of how we can use digital tools in our work and learn from each other, say Johan Flid Fridell and Patric Jansson of KTH’s IT Office. Since last fall, they have been producing the podcast “Fika with Patric and Johan” with precisely that intention.
Why make a podcast about digital tools and work methods at KTH?
“We both work with digital administration and system development and have long felt that we need to get to know KTH’s operations better. We see the podcast as an unpretentious forum for that,” says Patric Jansson. Johan Flid Fridell chimes in:
“It came naturally for us to try out this format now, during the pandemic, when a lot of people needed to transform their work methods and learn how to use various digital tools.”
The mission of the IT Office is to support KTH operations with appropriate technology. To succeed in that aim, one must first identify KTH’s operational needs.
Johan Flid Fridell stresses that the opinions expressed in the podcast are their ones. This is not the IT Office’s podcast.
The podcast is aimed at all KTH employees — perhaps especially those who have not taken much interest in digital tools and work methods in the past.
“The intention is for our conversation to be informal and relaxed. It’s fun to get questions, and we have some regulars who always listen,” says Patric Jansson.
Anyone who has suggestions for content for the podcast can contact its creators. In the future, they also want to invite guests from other organisations and universities that have something to teach KTH about digital work methods.
Johan Flid Fridell:
“The podcast will be what we make it. We want to offer a broad mix of ideas and thoughts. The discussions and questions spark the dialogue.”