For many it was "Welcome to Perseus" and for almost as many it was "Welcome back". A lot has happened at Perseus in the past six months. We became part of the HDI Group in February, and in June Perseus itself acquired the service provider CYRISO, which specializes in cyber claims. In March, with the spread of COVID-19 in Germany, the entire Perseus staff moved their office and worked from home. Of course, we stayed in regular contact via teleconferencing, mail and chat, but many of us missed the joint breakfasts and the exchange of ideas apart from the business topics. At the same time, Perseus has grown massively. You see new faces almost every week and in August we were able to welcome our 50th employee.
A joint team day seemed the best way to bring old and new colleagues together. The first step was a townhall meeting. With a hygiene concept and compulsory masks for all employees, the mile and stumbling stones of the past months as well as the goals for 2020 and 2021 were presented.
This was followed by a special kind of teambuilding. The main focus of the event was of course communication and understanding with and among each other. But as a company we also wanted to give something back. Especially in the current crisis, this was a need for our colleagues. We got the chance to do this through a collaboration with Chris Gulley from "The Hand Project". This organization builds hand prostheses for people in need in developing and emerging countries, and we were able to contribute by building some of these hands. What was required was teamwork, precision and patience. After two hours of concentrated work, we were able to hand over 17 functional hand prostheses to Chris. In the future, these hands will help people to master everyday life.
The Team Day of Perseus ended above the roofs of Berlin. It was the perfect summer evening and so we could finish off the day with delicious food, cool drinks and music in the open air.