Through the keyhole #008 – Friday Fun at 4.44
26 February 2016 |
Gary Houlihan | About a 2 minute read
Every Friday in our Covent Garden office, we have what we like to call Friday Fun at 4:44, or [email protected]:44 for short. At this time, we down tools, crack open a few beers and have some fun with a game or activity. The Squads and Ground Ops take turns to organise and run Friday Fun each week, and the challenge is to make it as fun and interactive as possible. The benefit is that we get to know each other better and bond in a non-work related way. This tradition has been in place since the early days of AND Digital and is beloved by our people.
Some great [email protected]’s in the past have been Louis’s Countdown game (Rachel Riley was asked to do the numbers, but couldn’t make it), or more recently, Stuart organised a paper plane competition. We split into teams and were challenged with building paper aeroplanes to compete to see how far they flew. We also got marked on how they were designed and how close to a target they could land. During our Wellness Week, Harbinder had us hula hooping in the office. I won’t say much about it but I think I’ll stick to football.
[email protected] is an event that a lot of people tend to come back to the office for and it’s a great way for the squads to catch up, especially those of us who have spent the week on client site. From its beggining in the early days of AND Digital it has, like us, gotten bigger and bigger. Our newest ANDi’s, Glacier Squad, recently hosted their first, with a new and exciting game in the form of the Spaghetti-Marshmallow game.
When [email protected] ends, we tend to stick around to chat about what we’ve been doing in the past week, and it’s always interesting to hear perspectives from different client sites. At AND Digital, our company culture and our people are really important to us, and this is evident at events like [email protected]:44 – it often feels more like hanging out with friends than colleagues.
Much like the red chair photos at bootcamp, Club Days, ANDtitles and squad socials, Friday Fun at 4:44 is now a firm AND Digital tradition.
Have some good ideas or want to join the fun on Friday at 4.44? We’d love to hear them! We’re hiring!
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