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.

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