Game evenings and team events: Three cheers for team spirit!
We would be remiss not to mention the fun factor! We regularly hold after-work events or game evenings in smaller teams. What are our favourites? The top choices are Skribbl, Among Us, Codenames, GarticPhone and GeoGuesser. Our Tech & Product department loves video games and digital board games, too. We often use these evenings as an opportunity to enjoy dinner together as well.
Team events are held twice a year in person, when possible. Every team gets a certain budget to make sure that colleagues who are based farther afield can take part. That way, both the trip and the event are financed for everyone participating, making it more accessible.
Jour Fixes: 1-on-1 meetings with the team lead
Jour fixes come into play when it comes to individual tasks or other subjects that don’t affect the entire team, but would be better off discussed only with your team lead. Many of our departments have a weekly jour fixe in place for every team member. These one-to-one meetings are a chance to go through the tasks from the past week and to talk about what’s currently on the table. This helps the team lead keep their finger on the team’s pulse as well as to support their team members if a realignment or change may be necessary. Jour fixes are the perfect opportunity to get feedback on your own work, as well as helpful suggestions, and also to talk about problem spots that arise during the day-to-day work.