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A Transformative Team Building | We Spent the Day at the Zoo!

August 16, 2019
S-NET's Engineers and Project Managers getting acquainted with Daisy, the Ball Python.

Last Friday the S-NET Team spent the day at the zoo! It was a retreat filled with learning, epiphanies, bonding, games, animal encounters and lots of team building fun. We can not overstate the impact it had on our team!

Built around the DiSC Profile Assessment, the retreat enabled us to take a deep dive into the different work styles and personalities on our team, as well as our overall organizational culture. Gaining a better understanding of our own team allows us to leverage all the unique talents of each personality profile, collaborate more efficiently and build a stronger organization.

With several animal encounters and a team adventure in the zoo, the day was filled with fun and laughter. As we got up close and personal with Daisy the ball python, tried synchronized baton tossing and crammed as many people as possible in a single photo booth, we experienced the bonding effect of a day out of the office. We ended the day at Summer Fest, where we listened to great music, had a couple of drinks, got to know each other’s families and watched a laser show.

This week we got back to the office energized and ready to implement all the lessons we learned. With a new understanding of different work styles and a fresh vocabulary of team building jargon, we can already see the impact the retreat had on us.

This is a look back at an amazing day of team building and fun.

A warm welcome for the S-NET Communications Team at the Bramsen Animal Ambassador Pavilion.

A warm welcome for the S-NET Communications Team at the Bramsen Animal Ambassador Pavilion.

Alex Fayn, S-NET CEO sharing the most significant accomplishments of the past year and ambitious growth goals for the future. — with Jim Cronin, Michael Hensgen and Alex Fayn at Brookfield Zoo.

Alex Fayn, S-NET CEO sharing the most significant accomplishments of the past year and ambitious growth goals for the future.

Director of Operations, Jim Cronin talking about the latest projects designed to streamline internal processes from customer onboarding to technical support.

Director of Operations, Jim Cronin talking about the latest projects designed to streamline internal processes from customer onboarding to technical support.

CTO Eugene Likhovid dicussing the scalability of our technology and significant upgrades to S-NET's core infrastructure.

CTO Eugene Likhovid discussing the scalability of our technology and significant upgrades to S-NET’s core infrastructure.

S-NET's remote team joining in via videoconference. Or as we call it, eating our own dog food.

S-NET’s remote team joining in via videoconference. Or as we call it, eating our own dog food.

Marty Erhardt, Director of Staff Training and Development at the Brookfield Zoo explaining the DiSC profile assessment and the insights it provides into work styles and organizational culture.

Marty Erhardt, Director of Staff Training and Development at the Brookfield Zoo explaining the DiSC profile assessment and the insights it provides into work styles and organizational culture.

A young Binturong getting accustomed to the limelight.

A young Binturong getting accustomed to the limelight with Giana’s help.

S-NET's Engineers and Project Managers getting acquainted with Daisy, the Ball Python.

S-NET’s Engineers and Project Managers getting acquainted with Daisy, the Ball Python.

The Brookfield Zoo's animal expert, Craig, explaining how Ball Pythons hunt.

The Brookfield Zoo’s animal expert, Craig, explaining how Ball Pythons hunt.

The S-NET team getting up close and personal with Daisy.

The S-NET team getting up close and personal with Daisy.

Team GorillaZ taking a mandatory group photo with the lions.

Team GorillaZ taking a mandatory group photo with the lions.

Team Hungry Lions and Funny McFuns atempting to take as many balls across the "river" as possible.

Team Hungry Lions and Funny McFuns atempting to take as many balls across the “river” as possible.

Team Hungry Lions learning more about goats that they would have liked to.

Team Hungry Lions learning way too much about goats.

Team Funny McFuns learning that the baton toss is all about synchronized group effort.

Team Funny McFuns learning that the baton toss is all about synchronized group effort.

Team Funny McFuns enjoying the sunshine at the Roosevelt fountain.

Team Funny McFuns enjoying the sunshine at the Roosevelt fountain.

 

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