Team building in Tech - ICS.AI Company Day
Updated: Jul 29, 2022
With teams going hybrid, it's even more important to stop and connect.
After our action-packed Company Day, we're ready and set to reflect. Team building events are fantastic for marking business achievements and planning next steps. And we have lots to celebrate - with our employees thriving, project getting secured and growth projected at over 70% this year, we couldn't be prouder.
But as a company focused on the public sector, what matters to us is meaning. Why do we do what we do? The way our product works, it's always about quality, not quantity. It's not about selling another pair of trainers. It's about making essentials services accessible to people across the country. AI technology can transform people's lives for the better, but only if it's continuously bettering itself. And for this to happen, people are indispensable.
With our game-changing human parity AI, we don’t sell technology, we sell outcomes.
Martin Neale, CEO, ICS.AI
People are precisely what can turn a start-up into a scale-up. Because great technology needs a team set up for success. And for a team to be successful in tech, it needs to be agile. The start-up way of working is not for everyone - it's fast, it pivots, it reinvents itself (sometimes daily!). On top of that, we are a company that prides itself in the flexibility around the way we work; remotely; flexible working patterns; with our kids or pets in the back of our Microsoft Teams Meeting screens... But how to build a culture in a world where employees rarely see each other in-person?
Company events are something we make happen. They are intentional and people-focused. We want to hear from our colleagues and dedicate this time to our team spirit. This year we saw a number of new-starters join for the first time and several of our remote workers come down to meet others face-to-face. As well as achievement updates and plans for the year ahead from each team, we did apprentice-style chocolate making competition, we had a photoshoot and did karaoke. With many colleges meeting face-to-face for the first time, all of the above might have turned out awkward... but not once did it happen.
Because your team's intention shouldn't be focused exclusively on the KPIs. Achieving goals together, whatever they are, is a value that's hard to measure but easy to benefit from.
It's never been more important to make time to meet. Sure, co-workers collaborate daily, but there is something distinctively unifying about real-life encounters. To present in front your colleagues might be nerve-wracking, but seeing them as jittery before their turn, that's how teams are made. And they are sealed after the PowerPoint shuts down and the informalities begins.
We're proud to say that we have built a product architected precisely for our target market - the public sector. It is transformative, user-friendly and cost-effective. But this has been possible only because apart from comprehending technology, we get humans! 🤖😎