by Annie Barta
At InsideOut, we run in a competitive selling environment. As you may have heard, we like to work hard and make plays. So a few of us decided to put together an event that showcased InsideOut’s competitive spirit and love of a good time: InsideOut’s First Annual Field Day.
As salespeople, we are naturally competitive, so it was amusing to see this characteristic come out on the field. We all met at North Straub Park in downtown St. Petersburg, for a little friendly competition in the sun. We split into teams and played musical hoops, a spoon and golf ball relay, a three-legged race, and a sponge relay. The final event was an intense game of tug of war.
“Tug of war reminded me of the touch and go we experience with prospects in our day to day. It was really hard, but very rewarding.” -Cal Mayer
Although having a competitive edge is important in sales, InsideOut also strives for teamwork in the lab. We work very well together as coworkers at the office, so it’s no surprise that we also work well together as teammates on the field.
When picking teams, we purposely grouped people who do not normally work together in the lab. This allowed us all to learn about each other in new ways and collaborate like never before.
“I had an awesome time. It was a great opportunity to work together as a team outside of work, and have fun doing it!” – Rosa Alfaro
My favorite part of Field Day was the fact that this was an event put on by employees, for employees. My coworker came up with the idea, and we worked together to make it happen. I was surprised by the amount of work that was needed to pull off an event like this, but it was all worth it in the end.
We have an innovative culture, here at InsideOut; one that thrives on creativity and ideas. As employees, our ideas are heard by upper management, and we are given the power to put these ideas into action; even a fun and silly idea like Field Day. I feel lucky to work for a company that allows its employees to coordinate such exciting events. I can’t wait until we get to organize InsideOut’s Second Annual Field Day, next year!