Why We Have A Company Gathering For A Week Straight
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.