When it comes to the benefits of taking the entire company away, out of office, for four days, the first thing that springs to mind is inspiration! Getting a global team of talented, driven people all together in one room empowers us to dream big and better-visualize what we can achieve.
The first ever WiredScore retreat was way back in December 2015 when William Newton, President & MD, and Tom Redmayne, Managing Director, Business Development, flew out to NYC from London. The trip was such a success that we made a commitment there and then that gathering together every 1-2 years would be core to achieving our global mission.
There’s something to be said for alignment. Connect 22 really allowed WiredScore to talk in person about WiredScore’s five year mission and vision, and then easily collaborate across different teams to chart our path to make the vision a reality. These conversations are much richer and more productive in person, allowing us to align our thoughts and really stretch our creativity when it comes to problem solving and planning.
But, at the core of it, it’s all about the connections. At WiredScore we deeply believe in in-person time, as those connections can’t quite be replicated remotely. Therefore, investing in developing face-to-face connections is a fundamental priority, and a real joy to be a part of.
Arie and William, WiredScore CEO and President & MD, soaking up the fun at Connect 22