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Coffee Across Time Zones: Brewing Connections and Fostering Global Community at Perficient

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Building Genuine Connections in a Global Workplace

In the ever-evolving landscape of the modern workplace, where collaboration often transcends geographical boundaries and time zones, the importance of fostering genuine human connection cannot be overstated. At Perficient, we recognize the value of cultivating a strong sense of community and belonging among our Global Community of colleagues, regardless of their location.

Introducing Coffee Across Time Zones

To this end, we recently hosted “Coffee Across Time Zones,” an innovative event designed to bring together our global workforce for meaningful conversations and shared experiences.

A Simple Yet Effective Concept

The concept behind Coffee Across Time Zones was refreshingly simple yet remarkably effective: gather colleagues from diverse regions and departments in a relaxed, informal setting, much like a casual coffee break. This provided a unique platform for individuals to engage in conversations that extended beyond the confines of work, delving into personal passions, career highlights, aspirations, and insights for both personal and professional growth.

Thought-Provoking Conversation Starters

To facilitate engaging discussions and encourage the exchange of ideas, we curated a series of thought-provoking questions that served as conversation starters:

  • What are you passionate about outside of work? Perhaps someone is an avid hiker, a passionate musician, or a dedicated volunteer in their community.
  • What is a career achievement you are particularly proud of? This could be a successful project launch, a promotion, or a personal learning milestone.
  • If you could switch careers tomorrow, what would you choose and why? This question often reveals hidden dreams and aspirations, sparking interesting conversations about potential career paths.
  • What skills or knowledge have been crucial to your career development? This allows colleagues to share valuable insights and advice on professional growth.
  • What does work/life balance mean to you? This opens the door to discussions about personal values, priorities, and strategies for maintaining a healthy balance.
  • What strategies do you use to stay updated and continue improving in your field? This question can lead to the discovery of new resources, tools, and learning opportunities.
  • Who has been your most influential mentor or role model, and what have you learned from them? Sharing stories about mentors and role models can inspire and motivate others.
  • How do you make a difference in your work or for your colleagues at Perficient? This question highlights the individual contributions that make our company stronger.

Encouraging Free-Flowing Conversations

While these questions served as a springboard for conversation, participants were encouraged to explore any topic that resonated with them, fostering a free-flowing exchange of ideas and experiences.

The Impact of Coffee Across Time Zones

The impact of Coffee Across Time Zones was undeniable. Colleagues from different corners of the globe forged genuine connections, sharing laughter, stories, and insights. The event transcended cultural and geographical boundaries, creating a shared sense of belonging and camaraderie. Participants left feeling energized, inspired, and more connected to their colleagues than ever before.

Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Collaboration

At Perficient, we are committed to fostering a culture of diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Coffee Across Time Zones exemplifies our dedication to creating a workplace where everyone feels valued, heard, and empowered to contribute their unique perspectives.

As we move forward, we will continue to seek innovative ways to connect our global community and build a stronger, more unified Perficient, one coffee at a time.


Thoughts on “Coffee Across Time Zones: Brewing Connections and Fostering Global Community at Perficient”

  1. It’s inspiring to see how a simple cup of coffee can bridge distances, foster meaningful connections, and create a global community. Kudos to everyone involved for brewing such a warm and inclusive culture!

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María Cortázar Ortigoza

María Fernanda Cortázar is Marketing Coordinator at Perficient with experience in talent attraction and external engagement. Her passion lies in bringing Perficient's culture to a wide audience and connecting with thousands of people to promote the company's growth and values. She is based in Colombia.

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