Team Building Efforts Make Us Better Marketing Professionals
Roy T. Bennet, author of The Light in the Heart, wrote, “Do not let the roles you play in life make you forget that you are human.” Let that sink in.
It’s too easy to pin ourselves inside life’s rat wheel, grinding away, busy and over-extended, trying to do it all– but the dangers of this are many. Perhaps the most worrisome of dangers is that when you live nose to the grindstone, you can lose your humanity– your ability to empathize with the people around you. At Riverworks, our Chattanooga Marketing Agency, we think team building is an exceptional tool, not only because it’s fun and helps to break up the busy work days, but also because it allows us glimpses of the beautiful humanity of our coworkers. It reminds us that we are all people, flesh and bone, with beating hearts and harrowing struggles, with fears and hopes that drive us, and vulnerabilities we contend with daily.
In an effort to learn a little more about each other, to put our humanity on display for a few moments, our marketing team hosted a Grown-Up Show & Tell. Each Riverworks marketer brought in a treasured item, and spoke to the rest of the team about what they brought. Each of us shared insight about our treasures, and what important facets of our lives they symbolized. It was a playful activity that served a hearty purpose. If you find yourself curious about what we brought, check out some of our treasured items below.
Our team sees the value in investing time and energy not only in our clients and marketing efforts, but also in each other. We hope you’ll take a little time today to find your humanity. Tap into your empathetic side. When you interact with others, be it coworkers or neighbors, bank tellers or servers, clients or friends, remember this: they are people.