Last month, we had our first in-person gathering with our staff since March 2020. We celebrated Employee Appreciation Day by serving brunch to our colleagues. It was a celebratory atmosphere, and we had the privilege of meeting new additions to our team that onboarded while working from home. Trust us, we are smiling from behind these masks!
As we come up on the anniversary of sending our staff to work from home, we are grateful for the resilience and flexibility of our colleagues. To our tech support ensuring everyone had the necessary equipment, to our Teams chats bringing us smiles and laughs at home, to our HR pro fielding our questions in a year of unknowns. When we gathered together for the first time on Zoom last year, we didn’t know what the year would look like, but we are now hopeful that our region is moving in the right direction. Stay strong, Spokane, and we’ll see you soon.
In lieu of our holiday party this year, we delivered some “brown paper packages tied up with strings” to our staff on Friday. We filled each packaged with each person’s favorite things. They serve as a token of appreciation for how resilient our staff has been this year. We look forward to celebrating together next year. Merry Christmas to all!
This is what our weekly staff meeting currently looks like: masks on, spread out, some here, some there. Immense flexibility has been required this year, and we are grateful to our clients and staff for accepting the challenge. We are excited to see more folks in the office more often and look forward to seeing you soon. Meetings with Bernardo Wills Architects can be held with social distance and masks, or on a virtual platform.
#ThrowbackThursday to our first company rafting trip in 2015. Since then, our trip has grown to include every family in the office, with 2019’s trip growing to 80 people camping together for two nights. We have greatly missed our big team-building event this year, but know there will be much to celebrate when we emerge from the challenges brought by COVID-19. Go, Team!