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A global company meeting in times of COVID-19

From local to (Porsche) Digital within just two weeks

Porsche Digital
May 13 · 7 min read
Photograpf of an empty meeting room in Porsche Digital’s office in Ludwigsburg
Photograpf of an empty meeting room in Porsche Digital’s office in Ludwigsburg
Photograph of the empty Porsche Digital office in San Jose, colorful walls and lounge area
Photograph of the empty Porsche Digital office in San Jose, colorful walls and lounge area
Photograph of the empty Porsche Digital office in Shanghai, looking in a large meeting / lounge area
Photograph of the empty Porsche Digital office in Shanghai, looking in a large meeting / lounge area
The global offices of Porsche Digital are empty at the moment. Left: Ludwigsburg, middle: San Jose, right: Shanghai

Bringing together a global organization

Top-shot of a large group of Porsche Digital employees during the first global company meeting in Ludwigsburg 2019
Top-shot of a large group of Porsche Digital employees during the first global company meeting in Ludwigsburg 2019
The first company-wide event of Porsche Digital was onsite when the whole company met in Ludwigsburg at the Porsche Digital Camp in Summer 2019. This could not be repeated in 2020, so we did it remotely.

New digital challenges rise up

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How to schedule an event across time zones? A simple draft of the schedule marking welcome, hand-overs and wrap-up sessions demonstrate the lean way of working the organizing team practiced.

A virtual hello to San Jose, Tel-Aviv, Shanghai, Berlin and Atlanta

What did we learn?

1. Organizing a remote event is complex — keep it simple!

2. You have to know your tools to get creative

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Digital FunRetro board for our Culture, Mindset, Values & Principles session.

3. Virtual events can generate a sense of community as well


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Jens Otto Lange

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