My Sabbatical is Over

Screen Shot 2014-08-14 at 19.27.28 After 9 months of relaxing, travelling, research and writing my sabbatical has come to an end.

Today I start a new job; it’s a new role with a new company in a new industry. I’m excited, I guess I’ll be learning all those first day things; how do I get into the building, what is everyone’s name, where is the photocopier, where is the bathroom. Luckily I have already figured out where the coffee machine is.

I’d planned on a six month sabbatical, so in May I started analysing what I’d want in a new role, I was looking for a company that had innovation at its heart, one that was ambitious about its digital presence. I want a role that provides a learning curve, delivers visible change for the company and gives me the chance to lead a team. As luck would have it a job meeting all those criteria came up in June, I took a deep breath and applied.

Today is my first day as Corporate Social Strategist at Philips based here in Amsterdam. It’s a company that is recognised for innovation, and they – I mean we – are working on an ambitious programme to improve Philip’s digital presence. I’m sure I’ll have more to share on it in the months to come.

Image: In the Office / Chris / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

 

 

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