As a business we know it’s important to take a step back, have some fun with the team, and show appreciation for them. Nothing creates a stronger bond than shared trauma or fun memories. Hopefully, the bond that is holding your team together is fun memories, not bad ones. People need to have fun with coworkers, outside of work, to get to know each other. It’s important to get to know the people you spend most of your days with.
Some of the fun stuff we do around here in the summa summa time, a couple of days ago actually was our All Terrain family night at the RedHawks game. Our whole staff is invited and encouraged to bring their family or a plus one, and are given HawkBucks to allow everyone to have dinner and drinks on the house.
The next day, with perfect planning, of course, is what we call All Terrain Day. It’s a day where we also spend time outdoors. But it’s okay because you know what they say, life is better at the lake. Anyone who wants to have a lake day is invited to Ryan’s house. It’s always fun to see how daring everyone is when it comes to tubing or wakeboarding, to see how good everyone is at bags, or who would rather people watch.
When your team is in a great mood, there’s always a good reason to celebrate. Maybe it’s because the team finished a spray route before it was expected, we’re halfway through the season or even just because it’s Friday. One of our core values is team, and as our most important asset, we invest in their growth and development as team members and individuals. This is why also focus on having fun events or breaks for the team. We have a great culture and great people. If we all have to be at work, why not make it fun?
All we can say is that if work isn’t fun, you’re doing it wrong.