Teams that Play Together Stay Together
This weekend part of the Four Athens family took a trip to Savannah, GA for the TechCrunch meetup and some quality beach time. Yes, we are aware the same event came to Atlanta. But come on, who wouldn’t jump at the opportunity to head down to Savannah the weekend after the 4th and call it “work.”
While I can’t say that I did any real work while I was there, I can say that I learned a lot more about the people I work with everyday. For instance, I learned that @John Posey knows a little bit about a lot of random stuff (thank you Wikipedia). @Jacob Thomason was a fisherman in another life. And shockingly enough, it is, in fact, possible for @Jim Flannery to go all day “without having a thought” [about work]. But just one day.
Call me crazy, but I feel as though I got just as much accomplished this weekend as if I had been hiding behind my computer screen at the office the whole time. You see, when I’m at the office, I tend to zone out somewhere between glancing at the next item on my never-ending to-do list and checking out what’s happening outside my College Ave window. But by getting away for a day with some of my co-workers, I was able to learn more about their goals for life in general (not just business), and what motivates them to get there. I found this experience very valuable, and I’m sure John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt would say the same about me, right boys?
So, if there is a token of wisdom to be taken away from this blog, it is to make the effort to tear yourselves away from your desks every once in a while and get to know the people you’re working with. I think you’ll either find it rewarding, or you’ll realize you work with a bunch of crazy people (or both!). Either result is valuable information.
If you like this idea but don’t have time to organize anything else, you’re welcome to tag along to future Four Athens team outings. The next one is Friday, July 20th– we’re taking off early and floating the Oconee. Email me (lorianne [at] fourathens [dot] com) for more information.