Warning: The following content may not be appropriate for people who don’t like to have fun.
Corporate culture is certainly broader than the social aspect, but the social aspect is our favorite! We always celebrate our Christmas Holiday Party in January since December is always a crazy month for us. For this year’s Christmas celebration, we decided to explore the MB Financial Park in Rosemont where we had dinner at Fogo De Chao (yum!), followed by a night of dancing. We know our partying threshold, so we spent the night (or a few hours) at Aloft!
Why is socializing together so important to us?
The question is—why not!? Taking time to socialize on a more personal level always brings more joy to the work we do. Being personally connected is a key way to manage frustrations that naturally occur during stressful times in the office.
How important is culture fit?
It’s so important that it’s one of our core values:
#9 – We are intentional in our partnerships.
Partnerships reflect our staff as well as our clients.
- Our hiring process now includes a rating on culture fit. We are a team of 15, so there is no room for egos, whining, or hand-holding. It is crucial that personalities mesh. Just today we had a second interview for a role. Both were fine candidates—one with perhaps a little more skill—but the other seemed to be a better fit for our culture. As a team we unanimously agreed that anything lacking in skill could be learned.
- We are now in a position to be more selective with the clients we take on. It is imperative that if we are to represent a client, that both parties complement each other’s personality, ethics, vision, and goals. The end result? We essentially become an extended marketing and/or technology department to our clients.
Party On Garth!
Here is a glimpse of how we celebrated!