Thanks to her own experience, she feels well prepared for this task: “At LANXESS, I have learned that there is rarely only one ‘right’ way. She’s convinced: process-oriented Northern and passionate Southern Europeans can learn a lot from each other – even if such clichés aren’t always applicable. “In any case, we have often come up with new, creative solutions as a result of this mixture,” she says.
Rodrigues is living with her husband and child in Düsseldorf and felt warmly welcomed from the very beginning. Only the habit that lunch breaks must normally be planned early and with a formal invitation is still foreign to her. Rodrigues: “Nobody would think of that in Brazil: planning breaks like business appointments – in Brazil, you just go spontaneously and, if you have time, come with me,” she smiles at the peculiarity of her German colleagues.