PoliteMail Company Outing and Charitable Giving DayOn September 2, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
(music) Today we’re in downtown Portsmouth for our company outing to get everybody out of the office, working with different people from different teams that they might not work with everyday. We’re doing a marshmallow challenge, so, teams have to build a tower with only spaghetti, string, tape, and a marshmallow; see how high they can get it. Woo! And we’re also doing a charity event, so, teams are building stuffed animals that will go to a local children’s hospital, and a couple teams are building bicycles that will go to local families in need. We try and incorporate charitable events when we can. It’s really important to work for a company that gives back, and I think that’s really important to our team and our staff members here to feel like we’re contributing to the community that we’re in. One of the main goals of today was to aid in the communication between departments that maybe are super technical and heavy on the software development side and teams that maybe aren’t as technical. If you were working with someone on your team for one of these events it makes people a lot more comfortable to then go to that person in their everyday work to say, “Hey, can I get your opinion on this?” or, “What do you think of this?” And I think that really says a lot about the culture here at PoliteMail that our leadership team is sitting right alongside their team mates, their staff, and working with them on these company outings. So, you can have a Customer Success Rep sitting right next to our CEO, and engaging in this process. This was a lot of fun, I got to work with some of my co-workers that I’ve never had a chance to work with before. Got a chance to know them a little bit, and we got to spend some time together doing team building activities, and it was totally out of my comfort zone, but once I started working with them I really felt a lot more comfortable, and I think that just says a lot about the environment within PoliteMail. Everybody can just be themselves and it’s a great environment to be in. Woo-hoo! Brooke: One of our new employees is on the same team as our CEO, so, when you start with our company you’re not going to be, you know, “Oh, this is my department and I’m just staying over.” You’re integrated with the whole company, and that really speaks to the culture we have here. I think today went really well. I saw a lot of our teams working really well together, aiding in that communication between our technical and non-technical teams, and I saw people having quite a bit of fun, which is what we strive for here at PoliteMail. The investment that our company has in our staff is something that we take very seriously, and I think our employees feel that.