The team player who thinks about empathy as well as outcomes

Aurelija Grigaitytė was still a student when she started at Staticus. But 5 years on she now heads up Production Realization, where she enjoys being part of Staticus’ Agile transformation and never has the same day twice. Always keen to challenge herself in ice-cold lake water, she has thrived since taking the plunge and joining Staticus on projects and internal projects, and worked with colleagues from across Europe.

What was it like when you first started at Staticus?

I was still at university studying Civil Engineering when I first came to Staticus – I got my first experience in production here. Everyone was friendly and supportive, and they also helped me to meet the new challenges I faced. 

After university, I joined full-time as a Design Engineer, and then I decided to move to the production planning department. Now I am working as the Head of Production Realization.

What is the single best thing about working at Staticus?

My colleagues. They are helpful and understanding, they really support each other.

What new perspectives have you gained while working at Staticus?

I have gained a lot of experience in production planning, but the most exciting new experience has been working in Agile management. I find it really interesting to work in Agile teams. Not only are they more effective, but you also get to know each other more and there are more opportunities to share your experience.

What new skills and competencies have you learned while working at Staticus?

Of course, I have learned a lot of technical skills. But I would say the most important thing has been learning to manage emotions. 

At Staticus, you have to adapt to changing circumstances and solve difficult problems all the time. This requires persistence, and I’ve learned that this means focusing your thoughts in the right direction. The recent COVID situation was a good example. It really impacted production, and we had to plan and work fast, organising the materials and management for each project. It was really challenging, but I think that it only made us stronger as a team.

What makes Staticus a unique place to work?

The fact is that you are always encouraged to take the lead with projects and to take responsibility. Plus, I like the fact that you can pursue your goals and see the actual impact you have.

And we shouldn’t forget the emotional point I have already mentioned. Everyone is supportive and ready to listen to your ideas, which really helps.

What do you find most interesting in your work at Staticus?

In my role, every day is totally different.

Which project are you most proud of?

Honestly, I am proud of every project we work on. They are all unique, and we work really hard on each of them.

Tell us a bit about your life outside of work.

I try to be an active person – every day I do some kind of exercise, which could be going to the gym or walking in the forest. I really love swimming in lakes even when it is cold – it refreshes my mind.  And I almost forgot,  I really love cooking – this is definitely my number 1 hobby.