Our projectors are packed, our laptops are stowed, and we are counting down the hours until the bus arrives to take us to The Abbey in Lake Geneva for the weekend. While not, perhaps, quite as exotic as Costa Rica, this year’s company retreat will still give us the chance to step back from day-to-day work and look at Table XI’s bigger picture. Plus, frozen turkey bowling. You can’t do that at the Equator.
On the docket this year:
- Discussing strategy and goal setting
- Standardizing best practices across the development team
- Learning data visualization techniques and how best to apply them
- Improving the client experience
We’ve also set aside time for interdisciplinary teams to work on company pet projects that fall by the wayside during the hustle and bustle of everyday work life. Some of these include developing an online game, identifying new products we can take to market, and finding ways to meld our client relationships into company events and culture.
But it won’t be all work, all the time. We’ll be visiting the nearby Yerkes Observatory for some winter stargazing, hitting the lanes for the aforementioned frozen turkey bowling, and partaking in other activities like ice skating, ice fishing, and anything else that involves ice (it is Wisconsin in February, after all). On Saturday night Table XI is taking us all to a dinner in which everyone will be wearing their new Trunk Club duds, so stay tuned for pictures of our devs like you’ve never seen them before. Fancy!