How one trip created a lifetime of memories
Organisations across the globe are changing the way they do business. Whether that’s by integrating new technology or diversifying their products or services, change is abundant in the world we live and work in, and is essential to a business’ success.
However, there is one aspect of business that shouldn’t change, and that’s how you look after your people. This isn’t just a way to reduce staff attrition or increase productivity, but a way to appreciate your workforce because without each person doing their part in the business, your company and falls apart.
As working weeks grow longer we spend more and more time at work than we do at home. That’s a huge amount of time spent with people you work, and those hours should be spent in a respectful, engaging and rewarding environment.
Each quarter we hold a CEO awards event, recognising and rewarding those who have gone above and beyond their roles. But once a year, we take a select number of people (including their partners), who have made a significant contribution to the business, on an all-expenses-paid trip away. This year, as a thank you for their hard work and dedication, we embarked on a trip across Australia on the Indian Pacific train travelling from Sydney to Perth.
Starting our trip with a team lunch, our team boarded Great Southern Railway’s Indian Pacific train in Sydney last Wednesday settling into their bunks and taking in the scenery of the Blue Mountains and numerous vineyards. The day ended with a beautiful black tie dinner where everyone dressed to impress.