One week ago, UpBuild had its first Team Day and it was a pretty big deal. At the start of Month 7 (wow, has it really been that long?) we set aside a full day to get in the same physical space to really get on the same page, work through some tough problems, have fun, and just get to know each other on a deeper level.
Why Team Day?
UpBuild is a distributed team, meaning we all work remotely. We have no office and probably never will. I believe that this allows us to be more flexible in how we work, more agile in how we operate as a company, and more balanced in supporting a happy team.
Being distributed is not without its challenges, but they’ve been fun challenges to work to surmount. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed experimenting with ways we can stay connected, be in-the-know, and feel like part of a team while all being located in different cities or even different states. One proactive step that seemed like it would help is acknowledging that there are some needs that just can’t be fulfilled by remote work environment and doing something about it. Enter Team Day!