Three weeks ago, my supervisor sent an email communication that we will have a meeting on March 12, 2016. She said that it will be a team breakfast – this is to establish teamwork or to re-build the team. We (the team) had a couple of misunderstandings lately. I had mentioned on my previous post that we had disagreement – not all were involved though. My supervisor was quick in fixing the issue. She thought that talking to the team will lessen the pressure – she did a good job.
Yesterday was the day. The team breakfast or meeting was set at 9 AM. My shift starts at 8 AM, when I arrived at 7 AM, I stayed in the lobby. Twenty minutes before 8, I placed my things in the locker and sprinted to my workstation. My colleagues wanted me to log in quickly to grab tickets before we go on meeting. I managed to close 6 tickets in one hour. That was fast of me – I usually end up closing 3-4 an hour. At 9 we are all set up for the breakfast.
The food was great – they are all palatable. We had our selfies before and after eating. While we were eating, my supervisor reminded us of things we should do and continue doing. Not much of “you do this” stuff. I was not a meeting for me. It was a team breakfast. A team that goes out to celebrate success!
This is actually my first eat-out session with my new team since I joined them in January.
I remembered when I was handling a team, we usually go out and dine together, laugh together. I missed that team – I have shared a photo of one of our breakfast meals on my previous post. And the moments are missed now.
Anyway, team meeting does not only have to take place in the conference rooms or during huddles. It should also happen everywhere. Talking to your teams is already a team – informal much better.