30 December, 2011/
As we near the end of 2011 we have taken the opportunity to ask our Xoomworks colleagues for their thoughts on the ‘success of our community events this year’ via an anonymous google-doc questionnaire.
It makes for great reading with these highlight quotes:
“3 peaks – tough immersive challenge taking people out of their normal roles. Humour, pain, togetherness spread over a decent period of time. Great examples set by many people in different ways. Joyous! ”
“The Shoebox Project was for me personally the most successful of 2011. This project made us join efforts in order to put a smile on children’s face . Nobody could anticipate the whirlwind of passions this initiative would trigger.”
“The Xmas party was an epic display of what the company is about and the house band, Husky and the Boom Boys, embodied that perfectly.”
However as everyone knows that’s the easy bit. Almost 50% of the company contributed to the questionnaire and hidden amongst all the great comments were a few themes (some may say “elephants-in-the-room!“) that will hopefully be the ones we champion and if we get them right it will help us benchmark success in 2012.
“One thing that was missing in 2011 was a joint London Cluj event.” When you have two key offices in one company there is an inevitable feeling of things happening in one which is not being promoted in the other.
“ I think it would be nice if we could find some community activities that are more entrenched in giving up time than setting a physical challenge”
So as we move into 2012 there are some key things we want to achieve next year within the community and as such we would love to get your views of these to help shape ‘What, When & How?’
PS if you are wondering where the title comes from its merely the Xoomworks lexicon of 2011. #Boom!