The Norwegian mountains were the perfect backdrop to inspire and energize our team who came from more than 10 different countries. Thankfully there are more than 20 hours of daylight in Voss because we were sure to pack it all in—team building, problem-solving, adventuring, collaborating and dancing!
As our CEO, Erik Lien, said, "The whole point of a company offsite is to have fun and form friendships. Because happier teams build better businesses. I'd say it certainly was mission accomplished"
Here are a few highlights from the trip:
The Quirky Barracks
Forget boring conference rooms; we set up shop in an old military camp which was the perfect setting for us to unleash our creative spirits and remain fully engaged throughout the week.
Breaking down silos
Our days kicked off with morning meetings and small group sessions. We gathered across the camp to share team insights and brainstorm ways to collaborate across teams more effectively.
On our last day, we put the new relationships to the test with a C TWO cardboard car building competition. What started out as a formula C TWO race turned into a demolition derby for some teams. Regardless the main objective of collaborating with team members we don’t typically work with on a day-to-day basis and having fun along the way was accomplished!
Choose Your Own Adventure
Afternoons were where the real magic happened. We had a great mixture of activities to choose from that helped us deepen our connections and experience Norwegian culture.
We sipped cider and tasted local cuisine at a family-owned farm by a stunning fjord.
A few brave swimmers took a “refreshing” dip in the 8°C river.
Some adrenaline junkies saw things from a new perspective while indoor skydiving.
While others had a bird's eye view from the high ropes course.
We tackled challenges head-on while white water rafting class 3 rapids.
And it wouldn’t be a trip to Norway without climbing a mountain!
One of our colleagues summed it up best:
“Best holiday with friends that I can remember for a long time and apparently it was 'work'. Great event and an even better team.”
We’re already looking forward to the next time we can all be together again. Until then, we’ll continue basking in the memories of our Norwegian “work-cation” — Skål!
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