When work and play come together
Setting the scene for 2017
We were greeted by an unusual cold and wet Friday morning in Cape Town and we spent it at Noordhoek Hotel for our strategic session. We shared our thoughts on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of/for Amazee Labs Cape Town and our discussions covered all aspects of our business from positioning and marketing ourselves in the local and international markets, our team, tech and much much more.
As our discussions evolved it became clear that we all shared the same hopes and determination to continue to build on the core Amazee values to be:
- Open to share our thoughts and listen.
- Positive and always trying to see the glass as half full.
- Team-orientated and always put our team first.
- Excellent in everything we do.
- Driven to getting better all the time.
The very productive and constructive strategic session was concluded with a lovely lunch and some more discussions on how we can make 2017 an even better year for Amazee Labs - not only for our team, but also for our clients. We all agreed that 2017 is going to be one of our best years yet!
Horsing about in Noordhoek…
“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” --- Henry Ford
The Equinox Trust in Noordhoek has an experiential programme with carefully designed activities, to get everyone involved in learning about themselves (and their team members) as they experience and see their strengths and challenges from a new perspective. This is a unique, innovative and fun approach to team building.
Using horses in team building is a powerful method for developing strengths and recognizing and addressing weaknesses. It helped us to come together as a team, to improve our communication and listening skills, and to find fun, creative ways to solve problems.
Our time at Equinox Trust was a great opportunity to further build-up on our strategy discussions and it was a fun way to get to know one another even better. We also realized that we’re a great team and that Together Everyone Achieves More…
Eat and be merry
After spending close to 2.5 hours at Equinox Trust we headed to Greg and Dania’s home for some unwinding with some good food, wine and laughs. We were warned to come hungry, and that was no exaggeration ;-)
Our evening soon became so much more than just a year-end function. It was filled with thought-provoking discussions, party hats, great food and strange trivia questions.
At the end of a wonderful day, we all could agree that we’re part of something bigger than ourselves and that we all play a key role in making Amazee Labs amazing.
We’re thankful for a great 2016 and look forward to all 2017 has to offer!