Why We Have A Company Gathering For A Week Straight

by | Aug 10, 2017

Twice a year, all of Search Discovery descends on our Atlanta headquarters for a week of company updates, co-worker bonding, and lots of fun outings. 

There is an immense amount of plan­ning and resources required to make onsite pos­si­ble. Most oth­er orga­ni­za­tions host com­pa­ny-wide events for a few days at most, so why do we invest two full weeks every year to ours? 

To put it sim­ply: it’s for the peo­ple. An orga­ni­za­tion is no good with­out the peo­ple who make it suc­cess­ful day in and day out. We invest in our team for their day to day needs both at work and out­side the office, and semi-annu­al onsite is sim­ply a con­cen­trat­ed part of that. It is a week-long oppor­tu­ni­ty for the whole Search Dis­cov­ery team to get up to speed on the direc­tion of the com­pa­ny, in addi­tion to giv­ing peo­ple the oppor­tu­ni­ty to get to know each oth­er better. 

Each morning, we gather over breakfast and coffee to discuss where the company is presently and where it’s headed. There may also be a surprise panda and spaceman appearance.

We val­ue trans­paren­cy and com­mu­ni­ca­tion, so these morn­ing meet­ings are impor­tant for mak­ing sure our team knows what’s up, and offers them an oppor­tu­ni­ty to ask ques­tions out­side of our month­ly Town Halls. 

But all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, so onsite evenings are spent out and about. Whether it’s indoor sky­div­ing, wine and paint­ing, Escape the Room, or piz­za and board games in the office, it’s impor­tant that team mem­bers have an oppor­tu­ni­ty to sit back, relax, and learn more about each oth­er (when at our annu­al lake par­ty, this is best done in a swan float­ie with a drink of choice in hand). 

Onsite is an invest­ment in our team that enables them to bet­ter serve our clients. It’s a small exam­ple of our com­mit­ment to con­stant­ly devel­op­ing our team so they can con­sis­tent­ly improve their own skill set and pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment, while also dri­ving suc­cess for our clients. 

Check out some of our favorite pho­tos from our 2017 sum­mer onsite! And if this sounds like your cup of tea, then check out our careers page