Team Meetings And #winning
We’ve had a few of these meetings and it always surprises me just how many of us there are in the team
We’ve had a few of these meetings and it always surprises me just how many of us there are in the team – there were about 55 of us there yesterday and not everyone was there!
Though most of us sit in one section of Michael Faraday House in Stevenage, we have colleagues dotted around out three floor open plan office as well as team members who work from home (including community managers Joanne, Deborah and Lynsay). Our wider team doesn’t just cover Event Logistics, Producers and Community Managers; it also includes colleagues from Marketing, Digital Services, Sponsorship and Customer Services – quite the diverse team!
A team meeting means an opportunity for our homeworking team members to come visit us in Stevenage - it was a treat to have Deborah and Joanne in the office for a good catch up before the meeting
In the meeting itself we discussed how things are going in the team as well as looking back on some of the achievements in 2017 and what’s to come in 2018. It’s a great chance to see what the other teams are up to – for instance yesterday I learned that our excellent Young Professional and On Campus team now have On Campus groups in Myanmar, Jamaica and Argentina – places where we don’t have any other IET presence – good job guys!!
One of the main features of the meeting was a quick workshop on using social media. It’s something we use a lot as Community Managers (including this very blog!) and it was really useful to hear ways in which we can interact with you, our readers, in a more engaging ways.
The meeting ended with a quick task to come up with a tweet and fun boomerang video for the #ilovewearabletech campaign going on. It was a lot of fun and definitely challenged us to get our thinking hats on
Of course we had to make it a little competitive with the best tweet winning a prize – I’m happy to report that my team was picked as winners (comprised of myself, Kim Titre, Seb Ives, Becky Roberts, Kim Munns, Poppy Seamarks and Carl Resch) #winners #humblebrag
Make sure to follow the @ietcommunities account to see the tweets; the fruits of our labour will be tweeted on Wednesday 1 November and I’ll post the winning tweet in the comments once it’s been posted