Every quarter, the air conditioning corporation takes all the air conditioning experts for a team-building retreat.
Over the years, the people I was with and I have seen these activities build up morale and relationships among the a/c reps in the company. As the human resource manager, I strive to make the activities as interactive, fun, and energetic as possible. More than just learning about air conditioning, the people I was with and I have fun sessions and a question and answer space of the program. This past quarter, the activities included rafting, archery, ziplining, and rope tagging. I divided the group into teams of odd departments. For instance, the people I was with and I had a team that included cooling specialists, cooling products merchants, and cooling technology neighbors. The purpose was to create interdepartmental interaction and motivate relationship building. The two of us got to the offices early so the people I was with and I could leave the office and head to the location. On the bus, the people I was with and I held trivia about odd cooling unit and their pros and cons. The winning team or person won some money. I have come to learn that money is an excellent motivator. It was about a multiple-hour drive, so the people I was with and I had enough time to kill, then questions on the trivia touched on almost every topic, including air conditioning replacement and the importance and process of executing a/c tune-up. The activities were fun. Maybe it’s because I love the outdoors. It was a warm day. Fortunately, the hotel at the location had a well-functioning heat pump to give quality indoor comfort. The air quality was also top-notch to show the air conditioning filters, which were frequently replaced. Kudos to the hotel for having an efficient The two of us had a grand time at the team building and covered most topics, including air conditioning repairs.