Sorry I’ve been MIA, I hope everyone had a lovely summer, and managed to enjoy time with loved ones. Lots happening over here, with new programmes, hires
and ventures. I’m excited for what the future holds and will share more in due time.
In September, we ran YSYS first ever team away day online. We originally planned to do this in person, as my friend Gaby
, CEO and Cofounder of Huckletree offered to host us (if you’re looking for office space or a swanky boardroom for meetings, check them out here
) but we thought we’d embrace the challenge of running the session online across two days.
Prior to working for myself, I’d only ever been to one away day, so had very limited insight into how they should be ran or what to expect. I spoke to a few of my founder friends, and Advisory Board for some tips and insights. Firstround have a great playbook on running virtual offisites here
- where they explain the planning, scheduling, execution and feedback process.
The purpose of our away day was to bring the team together to define our culture and establish our infrastructure. So we decided the split the day into two: (1) culture and values (2) strategy and infrastructure. Here’s how day one went down!!…
Day One: Culture and Values
Show and Tell: We started off with the day at 10:30 am with the team presenting what they got up to during lockdown, from banana cakes, 5k runs to knitting and building playhouses for the little ones. This was a great way to kick start the day informally and catch up on happenings