As a forward thinking company that always looks at how we can improve our way of working and maintain a happy and healthy team, the D2 Rail leadership team decided to take their teams away from their busy project work to attend our very first D2 Rail Day. Having had a period of recruitment, business growth and project successes, we felt it was vital for the whole team to not only learn more about each other, but also our heritage, our mission, our vision and what our aspirations will be in the future, along with our key targets during the next 12 months.
We need to make sure that everyone within the D2 Rail team understands how important their roles are, and in order for the business to grow, we want them to be fully engaged with us on our journey. We also took the opportunity to ask the team what is important to them as an employee? At D2 Rail, we want to understand if our employees needs are being met and build on what we have already implemented within the business. The most important part of the D2 Rail Day was for the team to get together for some networking and to have some fun.
After some extremely competitive and funny games throughout the day, one game stood out – “The Jigsaw Puzzle Game.” This game started with three identical jigsaws being provided to each team. The teams then had 20 minutes to piece their jigsaw puzzles together. However, it soon became apparent, that some of the jigsaw puzzle pieces had been deliberately mixed up with some of the other teams pieces. Next came the interesting part…each team had to negotiate with the other teams regarding their missing pieces. In the true spirit of collaboration, the teams decided to support one of the groups, giving them the missing pieces, so that they were able to win the game.
The D2 Rail Day proved to be a great success.
One of the most important aspects of our business is our employees and we want to make sure that we provide them with a platform, like the D2 Rail Day, to voice any concerns or share ideas they may have to the wider business. Our teams are built up of extremely talented people who can make a difference not only in our company but in the wider industry as a whole. At D2 Rail, we support innovation and want to inspire our people to embrace change and look to create smarter ways of working. Taking days out like the D2 Rail Day allows us to reinvigorate our key message to the team, a message that truly underpins our core values:
“We build our business on trust, which allows our innovative people to flourish in a collaborative and sustainable environment.”
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