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Helping each other run better. Together. Life at SAP is balanced and fair – especially in challenging times. Get the inside scoop on #LifeAtSAP during COVID-19.

#LifeAtSAP Live Event: Creativity - Your Superpower for Success, July 28th, 12 PM EDT / 6 PM CEST

Connected. Healthy. Safe. Productive – at home.

We want our employees to love it here. Life at SAP is balanced and fair – especially in challenging times.  

Get the freedom you need to work at your best – with plenty of time for what matters to you most. We offer flexible work schedules, opportunities to work from home, time off for volunteering, and so much more to keep you healthy, safe, and productive. 

Christian Klein

At SAP, we have colleagues and customers in every corner of the world. Our thoughts are with all those affected and the many communities that continue to face extreme measures as we work to slow down and contain the spread of the virus. We also want to express our deepest thanks and appreciation to all the healthcare workers, first responders, police officers, emergency workers, and all others in essential functions and on the front lines caring for the sick and keeping us safe.

Taking steps to slowly re-open our offices

SAP Dalian China is part of a controlled office reopening for employees.

SAP Dalian has re-opened for employees

As the pandemic continues, SAP’s global guidance remains that employees should work from home wherever possible, but we wanted to give employees the option. See what our “new normal” looks like in the office to keep our employees healthy and safe.

Run at your best, remotely – the SAP way

Now, more than ever, it’s important for all of us to stay connected – to reinforce our sense of community, to help each other, and to discover and share ways to keep engaged. The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting us all in different ways. No matter what your situation, we wanted to share our tips and best practices to help you during these times.

Work from home tips from the #LifeAtSAP team

Watch members of our #LifeAtSAP team share their personal tips for #workfromhome success.

My attempt at finding balance

“Balancing my family's needs in this time of social distancing along with work commitments and demands and personal needs for health and wellness has become an act of intense proportions. It requires strength, flexibility, and awareness of all the moving parts so that nothing collides.”

Jennifer Coleman
Leadership Development Facilitator
Talent, Leadership and Learning Delivery

Life at SAP crowdsourced remote working tips from the experts: our employees

The first week of a new way of working uncovers new distractions and four key lessons.

From new fitness goals to family bonding time, Arpit shares personal moments and reflections on the "new normal".

Greg Petraetis
SVP Midmarket and Partner Ecosystem
North America

Don’t take anything for granted

As a leader of a large organization of people, I’m usually running at about 200% and wouldn’t have it any other way. A couple of weeks ago, however, I lost complete control over my energy levels and almost could not function.

Jason Cao
HR Global Learning Delivery and Facilitation Team

The importance of social health

Maintaining good social health during this time gives you a network that will support you through this time of change. And help you build resilience. Staying connected with your team will ultimately determine your success.

Take care of your health: five tips to build resilience

Resilience is the capacity to cope with and become stronger as a result of experiencing and dealing with difficult events. Strengthening resilience combines building inner strength with applying personal strength to challenging situations.

  • Write down important thoughts and ideas. By writing what you want from a situation, you have a better chance of achieving it.
  • Always imagine everything positively. If your imagination is positive and pictures a positive outcome, your brain reacts in a more positive way with better outcomes.
  • Practice positive self-affirmation. Positive self-talk impacts your motivation and is key to influencing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
  • Build commitment, trust, and engagement with others. These behaviors reinforce positive attributes such as attentiveness, flexibility, reliability, and the ability to resolve conflicts.
  • Reinforce a new habit or behavior as frequently as you can. When you wish to adopt new habits that strengthen your resilience, you need to reinforce them several times.

Manage your stress wisely: 10 tips to step out of the stress zone

The early warning signs of stress are your body’s alarm bell for taking action. Recognize the signs and take them seriously:

  • Sleeping difficulties – exhaustion, insomnia
  • Physical complaints – headache, heartbeat disorders, pain in
    the back, neck, or stomach
  • Changing social behavior – withdrawal, irritability, impatience
  • Shifting attitude – negativity, sarcasm, low spirits, high sensitivity
  • Changes in achievement level – slower working pace, more
    mistakes, less commitment
10 tips to step out of the stress zone:
  • Know your sources of stress.
  • Keep a stress diary.
  • Put things into perspective.
  • Practice healthy eating and drinking. 
  • Integrate physical activity every day.
  • Get seven to nine hours of sleep every night.
  • Practice mindfulness techniques.
  • Talk with someone you trust. 
  • Manage your time wisely.
  • Learn to meet your own needs appropriately.

Maintaining positive mental health: five tips for emotional well-being

In many ways, mental health is just like physical health: everybody has it, and we need to take care of it. We all have times when we feel down, stressed, or frightened.

  • Get healthy distance and manage stress. Step back and change perspectives, and find ways to cope with stress.
  • Do something you enjoy daily. Make time for doing things you enjoy, such as going for a walk, reading a book, meeting friends virtually, and so on.
  • Take care of your body’s basic needs. Eat and sleep well, drink lots of water, and exercise regularly.
  • Recognize when you are not feeling good. Watch warning signals, such as sleeping disorders, physical complaints, and a change in attitude.
  • Ask for help when you feel worried or overwhelmed. Seek help as soon as possible.

Together as ONE

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, SAP Labs Network shot a special video to share the belief that Together as ONE we will emergestronger from this crisis. The beautiful song used in the video was composed by 1001 Music Lab (one employee club in SAP Labs China) showcases the team spirit and collaboration across many countries to over come this global challenge together.

How technology helps bring German citizens home

SAP provided the Federal Foreign Office of Germany with a simple, safe, scalable, and stable Web application for stranded German citizens to submit their residence and personal data, in an effort to help their citizens return home safely.

Juergen Mueller
SAP Executive Board Member and CTO

SAP helped a client secure 500 hospital beds in just 30 minutes

Richard Primm, a vice president from SAP North America helped a client, Ram Tool, secure 500 hospital beds from Joerns Healthcare in just 30 minutes. He did this using SAP Ariba Discovery, which SAP has opened access to so any buyer can post their immediate sourcing needs and any supplier can respond to show they can deliver.

Leading with purpose

We invite you to explore this gallery of stories about our customers and partners. They are shining examples of how to lead with purpose during this period of uncertainty.

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