UpKeep Learns the Ropes of Team Building!
Annual Holiday Team Outing at UpKeep in Los Angeles
The holidays are coming, but we aren’t waiting for presents to arrive. Instead, at Upkeep, we are fully embracing the gift of the present moment – with our teammates! Last week, our entire team ventured to Culver City for our annual all-team end-of-year team bonding event!
We spend everyday hard at work helping maintenance teams accomplish their goals, so an outing was the perfect way to get to know one another more personally, foster a supportive team environment, and have pure fun, so we can give our all in providing the best customer experience to UpKeep’s incredible users. What better place to learn the ropes of team-building than a ropes course in Culver City? Fun fact – our CEO, Ryan Chan, went to this exact ropes course almost 12 years ago with his school!
Reaching for success, one step at a time
When our team first arrived on site, we were greeted warmly by facilitators who broke us off into groups mixed with people from different teams within our company. After writing our New Year’s goal on a sheet of paper, we shared our personal visions for the year ahead with one another. Then, we supported one other both literally and symbolically reach for our goals. Each team member was instructed to place their goal on the periphery of a circle made out of rope. Each person was supported by their team members, as they reached outside of the circle to grab their goal for the year ahead.
Afterward, we all went over to the real challenge: the ropes course! Between climbing to the top of a rock wall, teetering over the edges of a rope suspended in mid-air, tip-toeing across a log with a teammate, and taking a “leap of faith” off of a wobbling platform to latch onto a hoop, everyone was brought to the test. There were many laughs and lots of calming, deep breaths. However, despite the demands of the obstacles, each team UpKeep member was incredibly supportive of one another. It’s not everyday you hear your co-workers shouting “YOU GOT THIS!!” among other words of encouragement from atop a 50-ft tower.
Most importantly, we built a positive, trusting team atmosphere and learned that when facing a challenge, we can always lean on our UpKeep family.
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