Mid-Year Staff Day Out 2015
Once again we rallied the troops here at the Raukawa Charitable Trust and set off mid-winter for our Staff Day Out! Our mid-year outing provides our staff the opportunity to relax, regroup and refocus ourselves as we enter the new financial year which also happens to be the start of the Maori Lunar New Year. We not only focus on team building and whanaungatanga, but we also celebrate staff success and achievement.
We arrived early at Tōtara Springs in Matamata and quickly divided into five teams – this is where the competitiveness kicked in. Each team fought their way through a series of challenges that tested leadership, team work and quick thinking. Over lunch our management team presented their business group strategy plans to staff, this gave the opportunity to learn more about what each of our departments will be focussing on over the next 12 months.
Our 70 plus staff work across five different towns, so this event brings our kaimahi together again – one of our staff members commented on the day and said “… the staff day out was awesome!! I enjoyed getting to know colleagues outside of our mahi and from different teams. We should keep staff day out, as it shows us we are appreciated by the organisation we work for and it’s also an opportunity for staff to unwind and build stronger relationships…”
Whanaungatanga would be the best word to describe the whole day which was demonstrated by all and made the day really enjoyable. Our next outing will be in the warmer summer months closer to the end of the year.