Archive for February, 2010

Pertisau, Austria

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

On January 29 almost all employees of the company I work for were shuttled to Pertisau, Austria for a weekend of recreational business. It was the official Kickoff Meeting 2010 of Matrix42. Even the folks from Kyiv were flown in.
On the first day we were taken to Pertisau in a 6-hours bus ride. Upon arrival we were greeted with a late lunch and a little welcome speech by our CEO. Hotel rooms were allotted to pairs of employees and me and my esteemed room-pal got a respectable residence. After settling in we went to a chalet for the evening fun.
On the second day everybody engaged in a “snow challenge” team game competition  that included sledding, iglu-building, biathlon and curling. Pure fun. In the evening we went for the official gala dinner & dance at a nearby village. Awards were handed out and I received the “Outstanding Company Commitment 2009″ prize. Very nice to be recognized. In all the day was exhausting and I took the first bus back to the hotel.
On th third day we packed and left the hotel to go to listen to presentations about the company’s recap of 2009 and the vision for 2010 and beyond. Quite inspirational and I really think our boss is a good guy. After that and lunch were were shuttled back home.
This event did a lot for bonding among the employees and a better understanding of how each one is embedded in the company. An I must say that the hotel was very nice the food was good and the mood superb. Thumbs up.