Last Friday we tried something new for our quarterly celebration — a picnic. The idea came from one of our team members who had done a picnic at her previous company in Silicon Valley. As a company, we took the afternoon off and had a nice, low-key time at Piedmont Park.
I believe it is important to celebrate as an organization and recognize the hard work everyone does. A picnic is a simple, trivial event, but represents a good way for everyone to relax and get out of the standard daily grind in a different environment with friends.
I recommend having a quarterly celebration for all companies.