Two Fridays ago, we got the team together to kick off our upcoming company planning sessions. With everyone seated around the Sandbox (our nickname for our team meeting room), we openly discussed topic ideas, session formats, organizing action items, and scheduling, among other details.
Last week, each person had a chance to submit their recommendations on topics they’d like to talk about or see covered. Recommendations typically cover everything from the way we work (process, roles, accountabilities), to the things we work on (new industries, clients, special projects), to the things we use everyday (equipment, supplies, studio space). These recommendations get consolidated, refined and turned into a series of presentations, workshops, and roundtable discussions that are led by our team over a course of 2-3 days where the studio closes up shop. It’s like our own internal Jet Cooper conference. And we do it every 6 months.