We spend 40+ hours a week with co-workers. That’s a long time. So wherever I go, I try to make the most out of it by building community at work.
Whether it’s organizing volleyball, softball, or Spikeball games, I love connecting people from different departments. Playing sports together gives them an opportunity to meet co-workers outside of their work bubble.
This is an excerpt from an email I sent. For context, most of my colleagues are women and the men in the office were feeling a little left out:
Burgers. Brats. (Root)Beer.
This story is probably a little too familiar for many of you:
It’s Christmas season at the office and your female co-worker next to you has an invitation to a women’s only luncheon hung up on their wall. You politely ask them about the event, and they tell you, “Chris…you’re not invited. Don’t worry about it.”
And so the day of the event arrives, and you watch your female co-workers excitedly leave the office for their luncheon, while you look down at your desk at another cold turkey sandwich that you’ve eaten for 4 days in a row.
We are more than a cold turkey sandwich.
This Friday, May 1st at 12:15p.m.-1:15p.m., the men of MarComm are having a BBQ at Westgate’s lawn for the inaugural Man-Cheon.
If you’d like to attend, please reply back to me by tomorrow at 5:00p.m.