Employees in Mexico hold two office-wide meetings annually — summer and winter — to share important corporate information and foster employee engagement. The summer meeting included productivity and fun, with employees from clinical management, site intelligence and activation, regulatory affairs, global clinical supplies, pharmacovigilance, human resources, finances, information technology and facilities delivering presentations to their PPD colleagues.
The meeting was held in The Forum Shakespeare, a theater near the PPD office in Mexico City. The social committee arranged for recreation and learning activities during the event.
This year, the fun activity was the game,"A Minute to Win," which requires collaboration and embraces change. Participants from competing groups had to complete a 60-second challenge that used common objects, such as a puzzle. Whoever completed the challenge in a minute won and the team that completed the most tasks was the overall winner.
During the meeting, employees also made a charitable contribution to the Santa Catarina Minas Public Library, which will help people in the community who lack access to education, health and other basic services.
"It is very rewarding for the entire PPD community to have given the Sabrá Dios association this donation," said Adriana Sanchez, executive assistant. "It has been a pleasure to help build the dreams and goals of our Mexican brothers and sisters and help them improve their quality of life. It is one of the things we like to do in the PPD office in Mexico."
The Mexico City Social Committee — Comunidad PPD — also organized the annual bowling tournament. Eight teams participated, each with five employees.
These annual events and meetings continue to set new standards for involving everyone from the Mexico office and demonstrate the commitment PPD employees have to working in teams and developing strong relationships to continue to exceed expectations.
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