This past weekend, a few of us co-workers from across the country got together in rural Iowa …in an abandoned church! (Okay, it was actually a church converted to a bed and breakfast.)
Why did we give up a precious three day weekend to be there? Three reasons:
1.To Plan for 2017
Day to day, we’re focused on making amazing whiteboard animations. Taking a step back from our work allows us to discuss our processes, dream up new innovations and make an action plan to pull it off!
Improvements implemented from past retreats include the Kickoff Questionnaire, Script Signoff form, design call process and the handy guide for launching your project which we include with all final files.
2. Because we love what we do
When you’re working on something you’re excited about with an awesome group of people, it’s a lot easier to spend a holiday at work. Plus we added in plenty of hikes, cow-admiring, board games (including a fun Quaker card game, Unable, Unwilling), a visit to a drive-in restaurant and time with our hosts.
3. The Minnesota State Fair
After hearing about it for years, some of our non-Minnesota folks were ready for the Great Minnesota Get Together. Deep-fried goodies and the Giant Sing-a-Long were the perfect way to end the weekend.
And this weekend? It’s time for a little R&R.