Summer Crysberry Team Building 2017
In 2017, Crysberry underwent many challenging, although pleasant, changes: from setting up (and updating) our company’s strategic goals, to the opening of a new office in Kyiv with new colleagues, and much more besides!
To celebrate and to encourage even more team bonding, Crysberry’s management organized and invited all the employees to enjoy a team building weekend. Giving us all the opportunity to celebrate a new era of the company and get the team acquainted with new innovations.
The team building day was held near Kharkov (Ukraine) at the “Malinovka” resort, a spacious place where everyone could rest and relax away from the bustle of the city.
During a short pre-party, we were divided into 4 teams. We spent some time warming up and then the real team building started! You can see how we became even closer and more united as time went on!
The tasks were both complicated and fun. For some tasks, brain power was required, but to complete any of them successfully, we needed to work as a team, helping and supporting each other. The most interesting challenges were:
- To increase trust we had to climb onto a high cube and fall backward (like a rock star) into the arms of your colleagues. It was unusual, but so nice knowing that they would catch you. We all enjoyed it so much that many of us did again and again!
- The next task was designed to show how fast the team could agree on the tactics to choose, how well they could coordinate everything. There were 3 people on very long skis, and the group had to travel a certain distance on the skis as fast as possible. Practice showed that if you discuss everything in advance, the task could be easily accomplished.
- After this, we had another test on our ability to balance. And we adapted quickly! Apparently, school Physics lessons can’t be forgotten that easily, and remembering what we learned all those years ago really helped!
- Another task was to lead blindfolded colleagues through a maze without making any mistakes. It sounds difficult but was actually easy when the right leader was chosen. The teams quickly reached the finish line, and the team building proved that together we can accomplish any goals we set for ourselves!
There were many different tasks and challenges, and the team building time passed quickly, despite going on for two hours!
Taking photos was a “must have” for the party, so that everybody could remember this incredible time together.
Our dear co-founders Alex and Irina also summed up the results of the past year and presented the company’s strategic plan for the upcoming year. Being grateful to the people you work with and letting them know is the key to success. This presentation was very inspiring!
After this dose of inspiration and motivation, we went on to demonstrate the wonders of courage, bravery and team spirit in paintball. We were given our instructions and then started our military operations! Everyone certainly tried hard and fought to the end, but the leaders decided almost immediately on the winners. And who might it be? A team of our beautiful girls who masterfully manage human resources, engage in business development and are the best specialists in QA. Look how incredible they are!
After all these activities, our Crysberry Dream Team had some rest, took pictures and chatted in a relaxed informal atmosphere. The evening passed in companionship and fun! We sang by the guitars and talked all night.
Here is a small video about our day in Malinovka, which shows only a tiny part of the fun we had.
The local holy festival and master class from the fire-show guru were the cherries on the cake!
It really was a WOW weekend!
Thanks to Crysberry, the organizers and, of course, all the team for the wonderful day! We are already dreaming about the next team building exercise! 🙂