Making the Most of 2020: How Curworkers Have Stayed Connected During the Pandemic
2020 has been tough for so many reasons. One of the biggest shifts we’ve faced this year is no longer being in the office together. Before the pandemic, we had an effortless sense of community as we worked and played alongside each other everyday. Even though we’re missing everyone, our amazing office managers — Tanja, Kara and Gina — have made lemonade out of our proverbial lemons by planning some pretty awesome virtual events. We’ve been able to keep connected by having team-building and wellness activities, all within a reasonable budget. We appreciate the encouragement to be as healthy as we can be during this time and to have much-needed fun breaks during the work day. Not only do we want to give our office managers a special shoutout for all the organization and effort they’ve put into these events, we wanted to look back at the bright spots of the last six months.
- During quarantine, we’ve sharpened our culinary skills as home chefs with several cooking classes! So far we’ve made dumplings, Japanese souffle pancakes and healthy salads.
- We also had a virtual wine tasting where we learned about different kinds of wine and snacked on home-made charcuterie boards together.
- We’re now artists, too! We learned how to draw cherries and paint cacti and succulents with watercolors.
- We brightened up our home workspaces by creating beautiful floral arrangements. Who knew becoming florists would be a 2020 goal?!
- There’s no better way to team-build than through escape rooms and puzzle games. Oh, the personality types…
Not pictured are some great wellness activities we’ve had including our Spring Fitness Challenge, which rewarded cross-functional teams who accumulated the most active minutes or cumulative steps on consecutive days. Additionally, every Monday we start the week with a group meditation and every Wednesday we practice yoga together. Some gatherings have been as simple as getting together to talk about what we’re grieving, what we’re grateful for and what we’re hopeful for in the future. Even the simplest conversations have kept our community connected and supported during this difficult time.
These are just some of the ways we’ve kept close (at a distance) during the pandemic. We’re incredibly grateful to Curology’s leadership and office managers who have helped us keep are strong community in tact. If you’re interested in joining our tight-knit team, check out our Careers Page. We look forward to meeting you!