Showing posts from October, 2021

Playing with Tradition

  Our 22nd annual Cubes of Abomination had an 80's vibe   In October of 1998, a co-worker and I had an unconventional idea to celebrate Halloween in the office. We encouraged everyone in our workspace to dress in costume and decorate their cubes. Then we invited   peers   from other departments to wander through this improvised, silly and disjointed maze. We did not know it at the time, but this spontaneous event which we playfully   named   Cubes of Abomination , would become the longest running cultural tradition within our Marketing & Sales division. This year, Cubes (that’s what the cool kids call it) celebrated its 24th annual performance. Like the swallows returning to Capistrano, a band of   T eam   M embers once again boldly lived out our value of fun in the workplace; although like last year the 2021 event was in video format vs live.   Organizational culture is defined by our shared behaviors at work. Traditions are formed when the best of these behaviors