As I write this blog post, most of our employees are in route to the land of Mardi Gras, jazz music and French cuisine, to attend our annual company summit in New Orleans. As The WFC Group employs a full-time remote workforce (we just recently won an award by Fortune Magazine for our flexible remote schedule opportunities!), we organize this three day large event each year to thank our valued employees for their hard work, and connect them to their peers to help continue to grow their working relationships. The WFC Group company summit has now become a yearly tradition for our growing company - in past years we jet-setted to Puerto Rico, and Charleston, South Carolina.
So, what’s on the agenda this year?
Educational Training Program
I don’t want to give too much away since we are officially launching our program at the Summit, but a big initiative for us in 2016 was to create and organize an educational training program for our employees to improve on best practices, develop project methodologies and expand on their (already excellent) Kronos knowledge. Our team of expert consultants already complete bi-annual training on new applications & program features, so I’m excited for this program to take us to the next level.
Consultant Advisory Team
Earlier this year we launched an advisory team within our implementation consultant staff to provide an even more open line of communication between our growing team of experts. So far, we’ve seen great success in increasing communication across our remote workforce. We plan to expand this program even more on site at our summit.
It wouldn’t be a company trip without some fun thrown into the mix. We’ll have plenty of interactive team building activities planned, a volunteer opportunity for our employees to give back to the local community, and various dinners and events. New Orleans has an endless amount of activities to occupy your time, so we’re looking forward to taking advantage of many of them.
I’ll report back soon to let you know how our company summit went! In the meantime, let us know in the comments what your company does to encourage team bonding and relationship building?