Written by Roxanne Brown
The first time we created Joy at Work on a team (a huge group of 250 people located all over the country), everyone asked us how we did it…
Was it more…
• Team lunches?
• Ice cream socials?
• Scavenger hunts?
• Roleplay simulations?
• Game competitions?
• Office spa days?
• Juggling lessons?
Those were indications of Joy at Work that you might have seen if you visited us, but they happened because the team made them happen.
As leaders, we worked every day to build trust, belonging, cohesion, commitment, accountability, adaptability and respect on the team. We also demonstrated integrity and growth and encouraged that in others.
Little by little the team trusted us to give them the space and protection to be inspired, to be themselves, to help each other, to be creative, to take risks and to relentlessly solve hard problems every day.
It was awesome. We want this for everyone. It’s our vision of what work can be.