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When work is fun

The legendary LEGO® community has been a part of the free time of millions of kids worldwide since the 1930s. The Czech Republic has been involved since 2000 in the production of the popular building set for both small and large – a factory opened in Kladno, processing part of the world’s LEGO® production and packing a large group of products into boxes as seen on store shelves. I would most likely surprise you that not all is run from the northern reaches (HQ in Denmark), but also from Liberec, CR. We talked to Jan Ružička, Head of Commercial Analytics & Insights REEMEA at the LEGO® Group, about what it is like to work for the LEGO® company, what makes them proud about their modern office at DOCK IN THREE, and how big a role it plays in the company’s success.


From Lighthouse to the Docks: On a visit to LMC

There’s no office like an office. You would certainly agree on a visit with us to LMC headquarters – or rather to an oasis of Zen… Is it even possible to call the activities in such premises work? They know something about this at LMC: Twenty-seven years ago, they founded the portal, which today is one of the most important sources of information about job vacancies on the Czech Internet. How was the interior created, which has taken employee needs into account since its outset? This was revealed to us by Markéta Kalinová, Head of People Experience & Office at LMC.

Are Czechs altruists?

Let us introduce you to a brand-new column that will provide room for your opinions, insights and tips. Let’s start straight off by not “pulling punches” – we ask whether we Czechs are selfish (or not) and opportunistic (or not)…

The Fragile World of Crystal

It may seem that in the modern world, business is dominated by technologies, leaving no time left for emotions. But there are brands out there that directly build on feelings, impressions and atmosphere. The Czech company Preciosa, firmly and permanently established in so-called Crystal Valley in northern Bohemia, is a shining example of this :). And who could resist such a play on words – after all, what else is the purpose of crystal than to break up light into bright, positive rays? We chatted with Lucie Karlova, CEO of Preciosa Lighting, at their administrative headquarters in DOCK IN ONE, about the most demanding light installations, how home is still home, and how Preciosa’s pro­duction and design center in Kamenický Šenov looks today.

DOCK for a greener planet

Earth Day has been celebrated all over the world on April 22 since 1970, with the aim of drawing the attention to the need to protect our environment. Our planet does not have unlimited resources, and we humans need to remind ourselves of this from time to time, so that we do not forget to treat it responsibly and with such an attitude that our children and their children's children can live on it long after us… Even for us in DOCK is the future of the Earth not indifferent. What do we do to keep it green and healthy for a long time?


In our new series, we will introduce you to the key members of the DOCK team, which ensures that you enjoy living and working with us. We believe that this „meet & greet“ will bring you closer to what is happening at DOCK, and maybe you will get to know someone who you have only met in the corridor or in the park a little better. The invitation to the first mini-interview was accepted by Community Manager Jana Gerhátová, who has held this position since last autumn. Her job is primarily to ensure that tenants and residents feel good in DOCK, both through the environment, as well as additional services and events.

I am happy that today a woman can still be a woman and succeed

Two-time winner of the title Top Manager of the Czech Republic, the most influential woman in Czech banking, full-time wife and mother of three, still bursting with energy and life enthusiasm, pursuing a broad range of hobbies and pastimes. The life of Daniela Pešková, the only female member of the Board of Directors of the major Czech savings bank Česká Spořitelna, sounds like a fairy tale. She shared with us in this exclusive interview how to keep up with it all, what she finds as the best stress release, but also how she sees the future of banking.

Three cats in the kitchen

Ivana Jindřichová, better known by her blogger sobriquet Cat & Cook, has been amassing online readers passionate about gastronomy since 2015, mainly thanks to her detailed recipes. Keeping her company right from the beginning are her cats, which readers have fallen in love with “from the first image”. Iva revealed to DOCK what she likes to cook in winter, her favorite Christmas recipe and what she plans for the future.

Entrepreneurship can be both ethical and successful at the same time

The world of business has recently been driven by the often-mysterious letter combination ESG. It is an English acronym meaning environmental, social and corporate governance – that’s the easy part. But what do these three benign letters really mean, e.g., for companies, their employees and all the others who come into contact with Crestyl and its projects? That’s what we asked Magda Pokorná, Chief Corporate Officer at Crestyl.

Madagascar: out to the lemurs and baobabs

“Momma, will you let me go to Madagascar after New Year’s?” I asked my wife once. “Only if I go with you!” was the resolute answer. After all, Madagascar is Paradise and the dream of every traveler! There is no other place in the world with more exciting “endemic” experiences. This destination’s in­timate charm far outweighed the potential pitfalls of the Madagascar monsoon season.

Czech elections are about emotions

We have a presidential election coming up at the beginning of next year. The campaigns are now getting underway, but many Czechs don’t even think about the successor of the current head of state, or leave their decision to the last minute. In an exclusive interview, we asked Jan Tuček, director of the renowned Czech research agency STEM/MARK, how he sees the presidential election and more.

To Turkey in search of the jewels of Central Anatolia

Turkey is the land of mosques, Cappadocia, ancient monuments, kebabs and beaches. Yes, undoubtedly these and much more. But that description falls short of the mark for a country with such breathtaking landscapes, great cuisine and an endless array of alluring forms.