Bringing life back into the office after a year of work from home has leaders questioning the right approach. Are your people ready? How can we go back to better? Will we remember how to connect off a Zoom screen?
It was time to make a new hire, one without high demands for PTO but a hunger to make waves.
This is the story about the fish in the office, who sparked the connection and fun, we’ve been longing for as a company culture.
Meet Gandhi, the Betta fish.
Gandhi, earned his name as he boasts his non-violent resistance to the stress of the world around him. His water is changed every Friday on what’s lovingly been dubbed “Flourish Friday” at the office. A day to ensure we’re all watered, fed and thriving.
You can’t help but smile as you watch a handful of designers normally bogged down by bids and floor-plans laughing and working together as they research the perfect food to water ratio and prime temperatures for their little fishy friend.
Company culture is a big, heavy and broad topic. It takes research, hard conversations and the focus and to drive change. But sometimes, it can be as light, simple and whimsical as bringing a fish into the office.
Bring work to life by bringing life to work.