Tradition! It builds culture, it helps shape identity, and it creates a sense of community. Here at Roadtrip Nation, we have a lot of traditions: “El Pollo Loco” Thanksgivings, ping-pong challenges, bocce ball, making make-shift trophies for office award ceremonies, beer o’clock, giving employees a hedgehog stuffed animal to recognize hard work, keeping an adorably disheveled puppy around, etc.
One tradition that has existed since the conception of Roadtrip Nation has been our annual Mammoth Retreat. Let’s first get this out of the way and say that yes, we have fun, we play in the snow, eat a ton of snacks, and play a few rounds of LRC (if you don’t know what this is…oh boy, you’re welcome). But the main focus of this retreat is to step out of our office bubble and forecast a vision for the year approaching. We come together on top of a mountain, ready to tackle new approaches, strategy and process, as well as bond with our fellow co-workers and learn from each other’s stories and experiences. After sitting in a car for 6 hours together, cooking meals with each other, and seeing what our co-workers like when they wake up in polar bear jammies, we all become one tight unit ready to tackle 2013 and kick its butt!
We’ve never shared this part of Roadtrip Nation culture, but we felt it was important to show you guys some of the magic sauce that keeps us forging ahead!
See you next year, Mammoth!