Last week we had the pleasure to welcome our US team at our headquarter in Graz/Austria. For the 20th anniversary of PTM EDV-Systeme GmbH (read more about in this blog article) we invited our colleagues from Atlanta to spend the pre-Christmas period in Graz.
The intention was to get to know each other in person in order to strengthen the team spirit. For the first time, we had the possibility to work together side by side as a WEteam and so we used the last working week intensively. Everyday meetings helped us brainstorm and develop new and innovative product goals for 2019.
But we also had a lot of fun together. Christmas is one of the most magical times in Graz and nothing can get you more into the Christmas spirit like a beautiful Christmas Market, thousands upon thousands of twinkling lights and far too much of Glühwein (mulled wine) to stay warm 😉. The city center turns into a large Christmas village with markets spread out throughout the city center making the already stunning city a winter dream.
To make their stay unforgettable we showed our US friends the Austrian lifestyle - the best spots in Graz whether at the Christmas Markets drinking Glühwein or on our Schlossberg tour, a forested mountain in the town center with its landmark, a bell tower as a reminder of the now demolished castle. From Schlossberg, you have the best view over Graz and also a very nice Christmas Market.
Another highlight was also our Christmas Party with traditional Austrian cuisine, which we celebrated all together for the first time. Besides to the excellent food, we had great conversations and enjoyed good laughs. We created great memories together before we end 2018 and start a busy life in 2019:
US team in Austria - photo gallery
All in all, the visit was a complete success for our team. Being and working together was a great and really very special experience! We had a great time together, whether drinking Glühwein, at the Christmas Party, on our Schlossberg tour and of course at work.