Visualize this with me: It’s the day of the all company meeting. You enter a space alive with music and excited energy. You’ve attended this event at locations ranging from an art museum, to a historic downtown hotel, and even the stadium of your favorite home team. This time it’s at a live music venue with a retro twist.
You grab your nametag and a cup of coffee and take your seat at your first table. To your right is the familiar face from your start group, to your left is a new hire you’re meeting for the first time. The space is decked out in purple and the videos are ready to roll.
But wait—there’s more to this meeting than company updates at cool venues! There is purpose behind this event that extends beyond the agenda items alone—it dives into the core of the company culture.
So why do Quarterly meetings matter? The short answer: Because people matter
Corporate events like the Sendero Quarterly meetings—attended four times a year by employees from both of our office locations—provide an opportunity for employees to strengthen their connections within the company. This is especially relevant in the consulting industry, where employees are dispersed throughout client offices for their day-to-day work.
How do you maintain a consulting company where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came?
You purposefully create opportunities for relationship building and provide a space for “internal networking” to happen organically. Setting aside dedicated time like a Quarterly meeting to bring the people together in one place gives employees the opportunity to become more connected with each other, and the culture of the company follows suit.
Quarterly meetings are the Sendero culture in 3D. They provide an opportunity for Sendero to fill its people back up with our “Why”, so that they can turn around and continue to pour their best work into their clients. The content of the meeting agenda, the choice of venue, and all the little touches in between are an opportunity to show employees that the company is passionate about its people. One of Sendero’s favorite ways to do this is through having fun!