If you work in an office, you know how hard it can be to get employees to participate in team building events. Usually they're boring or awkward or irrelevant - or a combination of all three. At Journyx, we won't settle for that! Last Tuesday, the Journyx team got together and polished off some very tasty Torchy’s Tacos and watched TED Talks. (Notice the "T" theme?) We watched two popular TED Talks in our conference room as we munched on our lunch. Here are links to the Talks we watched - you still have time to grab your taco!
It’s worth it to do something fun and out of the norm for your office that will get your team excited (or at least bring them together). Sometimes the workplace can seem disconnected. Bonding is great for co-workers and has statically been proven to jumpstart efficiency. With an event like this, who can complain? Especially if you fill your mind AND your tummy at the same time!
What are things you’ve done in your office to open up the workplace? Anything you want to try?
Our CEO, Curt Finch, has been paying his respects to the recently deceased Steve Jobs on his CIO.com column. Steve Jobs and his company, Apple, have had a huge effect on the consumerization of IT. When I look back on Jobs, I realize that Jobs made technology exciting and electric for the masses, not stuffy or forced. It’s apparent in this video that shows the introduction of the Macintosh:
What technology makes you excited? When does technology actually make your life easier?