With one of our home bases in Budapest, I wanted to bring a little bit of American culture to Hungary. I’ve always loved Halloween! The idea that you can completely transform yourself into someone new for a day is an exciting one. It’s a chance to express your creativity, which most adults don’t get to do regularly in their day-to-day.
It started three years ago. The thought popped into my head: What if we carved pumpkins together? I bet no one in the office has done that before!
We loved it so much it’s become a staple of Halloween festivities at our office.
Here’s how it happens.
We’ll decide ahead of time on the date. Take a longer-than-usual lunch break. Order some pizza. Get our tools ready.
Once each team has their idea, it’s time to get to work. Every member has a job to do whether it’s the drawing, the gutting, or the carving.
Once we’re happy with our projects, we snap some pictures and send them off to our main client to have them vote. The suspense is palpable!
Here’s what our two teams came up with this past Wednesday.
As you can see this isn’t your regular old team building. As Einstein said, “creativity is intelligence having fun”. Everyone relaxes in their concentration and we have a blast!
Have you ever done any creative team building activities at your company? I’m always looking for new ways to get our creative juices flowing and bring us together.
Happy Halloween from the Dashboard team!