Culture is a huge part of liquidfish because it’s what makes us who we are and unique in our industry! We’re weird and quirky and wouldn’t have it any other way. Culture is part of our everyday work, and we try to build on our sense of community and camaraderie through various teambuilding activities throughout the year. This is also crucial for new hires. Since culture is such a big part of what we do, we believe it’s essential to introduce and immerse new members of our team into this important piece of our company. So, we make it a point to spend time together off the clock and out of the office.
A few weeks ago, we took a team-building trip to Dallas. We all piled in a charter bus and set off to get to know each other better through brute strength and culinary skills. Our first exercise was axe throwing! We split up into teams and created our best axe throwing names (i.e., “Sliver Me Timber, Axeident Prone, Axel Rose, Twigger Happy). On top of being an absolute blast, it took us out of our comfort zone and introduced us to something none of us had ever done before. Needless to say, all of us learned some new badaxe skills.
Our second and more delicious activity was Team Building with Taste. We split into teams and competed in a mystery box dinner challenge. We rolled meatballs, fried tostadas, assembled tacos, and grilled chicken. It was fun to use skills we use in the office, like strategic planning, communication, and developing (flavors), but in a different, much tastier way!
We ended the night out downtown, winding down after a long day. Building a strong team based on trust and communication is essential to the success of any company; luckily, there are so many new and interesting team-building activities that companies can do this while having fun and keeping things interesting.