After 2 weeks, meeting many new faces – including those of my fellow SAP colleagues – the social sabbatical concluded. All project teams incl. their respective hosts met in BH’s Museu da Moda and presented a final summary. It was a joyful celebration with interesting conclusions and outcomes. Besides the actual and factual results, there were two more and very evident outcomes: enormous mutual respect and admiration and many new friendships. The Brazilian hospitality was and is contagious. Simply allow yourself to immerse into whatever group you are working with and you will experience not only an unbelievable hospitality but also many, many surprising moments that leave you impressed how someone successfully tackles a problem very differently from what you expect. My colleague Oliver describes this effect very well in his blog post.
I am very grateful for the rich experience and the many things that I have learned over the course of those 2 weeks . I thank our Brazilian friends, my SAP + EY colleagues but also SAP and Pyxera for enabling all of that. Some of my colleagues have written great summaries of their experience. I can hardly add to that. You find links to their articles here.
Our final #SocialSabbatical presentation. ”Agradeçemos a excelente hospitalidade que você nos proporcionou. Vamos embora em breve, mas as amizades durarão. Obrigado!“ – Margret, Joe, Thomas. @prefeiturabh @sap4good
— Thomas Zurek (@tfxz) May 31, 2019
My 2 weeks in Brazil are over. I‘m about to leave. Have refreshed some old, lang lasting friendships, created many new ones and learned so much. Obrigado 🙏🏼 #SocialSabbatical @sap4good @PYXERAGlobal pic.twitter.com/faVMoJkwW0
— Thomas Zurek (@tfxz) June 2, 2019