Alexander Kjerulf, Chief Happiness Officer AT Wohoo inc. once said, “Most people chase success at work, thinking that will make them happy. The truth is that happiness at work will make you successful.” We often forget in our everyday lives that balancing work with pleasure is what will lead to the most fulfilling life and ultimately will make us more effective at our jobs. We believe in this philosophy and that is why this year, Serengeti held a teambuilding party for our employees just south of Zagreb at the Forest Park in Pisarovina.
The Serengeti team arrived at the park at 10 a.m. and were quickly introduced to the organizers of the teambuilding, the wanderlust agency and the Nekić Brothers. They organized a series of workshops for our employees so that our employees could bond and most importantly, truly relax from work.
To start off our day, our employees went to a Graffiti Workshop. We hope that our employees in their spare time are not drawing graffiti on buildings in Zagreb, but we thought this would be a great way to release some stress and to channel our employees’ creative side. Many successful businessmen and professionals in their free time do something creative in the arts. It was no surprise that our employees jumped right into the workshop and were truly enjoying their time.
Once the workshop finished, it was already time for lunch. To truly relax, once needs to have also amazing food. We had a buffet of food and ice cream for our employees to snack on throughout the day. In addition to eating lunch, many of our employees also started to play sports in the recreational part of the park such as soccer, volleyball, and badminton. There were also many lounging places for our employees just to mingle with one another or to play a board game.
After lunch, we organized a quiz, which was held by none other than Croatian Comedian, Goran Vugrinec Goc. 13 teams faced off and the team from our accounting department won! The other teams joked that they allowed the accounting team to win as they approve their paycheck at the end of the month and want to be in their good books.
The party lasted until 10:30 PM when the bus came to pick everybody up. Our employees had the opportunity to relax and to interact with different employees of the company, not just the teams that they usually work with on a daily basis. It was fantastic to once again mingle and interact with our employees in a more laid-back setting. This is precisely why the GETI employees usually list great teamwork and work & life balance as benefits of working at Serengeti.