Company Retreat 2020 in Upper Austria

The annual Company Retreat has already become a tradition at Jobiqo. Not only to work, but also for team building activities and exercises, to have fun together, to celebrate our success stories and plan ahead.

Back in 2017, when the first joint cross-border event took place, we enjoyed the Portuguese sun. In the two following years we went to Mallorca. And in 2020 – the year we will hopefully not only remember because of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis – we chose Upper Austria.

Following all hygienic rules and equipped with some litres of disinfectant, we travelled to our workshop location together by bus on Wednesday morning, 16th September. Around noon we reached the Schleglberg Seminarhof in Rottenbach – our home for the next three days.

Business Strategy & Fighting the Werewolf

After check-in and lunch we went for a walk together, had a look at the wonderful countryside around us, enjoyed the temperatures well above 25 degrees Celsius. Also, more than a handful of colleagues had a refreshing jump into the near pond.

The day’s schedule also included an update on Jobiqo’s business strategy and the impressive successes of the past business year by CEO Martin Lenz. Followed by a discussion on individual ups and downs and our corporate values, day one finished into its most relaxing part: Dinner and drinks. We also learned a lot about our group dynamics with the role-play card game “Werewolf”.

New Projects

Thursday was shaped by various breakout sessions, reflections on new projects and new product features. Another highlight was our table tennis tournament, as well as the wine tasting in the evening that was prepared by our colleagues Antonia Hinterleitner and Julia Steiner.

Although at least for some of us the night’s rest did not begin until after midnight, a large part of the team arrived early for Friday’s morning sport: “Move’n’Stretch” was the motto, like we do it several times a week, even during regular office hours.

Leadership & High Potentials

Before heading back home later that day, we welcomed an external guest, Carina Strassmayr. As a coach and psychologist, she supports managers and high potentials in their everyday work. For the Jobiqo team, this first meeting was the starting signal for a longer collaboration planned for the upcoming months. We learned a lot about leadership and talked about our vision of “how to be led”.

All in all, those three days again brought us closer together as a team and were definitely another important step in Jobiqo’s development as a growing company.

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