We are Friends besides Colleagues
A group of people working together on challenging projects, with creativity and first hand exposure, becomes a small community day after day.
This is how new traditions and shared customs blossom at MBS Consulting; we commit ourselves and participate in common initiatives, and we still find the time to have fun at it.
This page refers to what - other than working routine - we like to share and do together.
RETREAT 2013: an experience told by one of us
As always at this time of the year, MBS is ready to go. Only this time not to reach our clients but we are running towards its most anticipated event: the staff retreat!
“Retreat” means many things for MBS, but most of all it represents a different chance to be all together outside the everyday working routine. Pleasure and duty find their common ground on this occasion. It represents an important moment of our company’s life where reconciling work and pleasure becomes possible.
Active participation in the definition of our corporate strategy, development of the business plan and sharing the results we achieved represent, alongside the moments of relax and aggregation, the core of our retreat.
The location is always different and, if everybody knew in 2012 that Ibiza (famous for its leisure opportunities) would have been the destination, this year nobody had a clue about where we were going to be spending a few days together (except the organizers of course!).
Once there we got welcomed by nature in a quiet and warm day of early September, where the Tuscan lands were the beautiful setting.
The main novelty of the retreat in 2013 was the choice to focus only on us, no more companions and children, but only a cohesive group of colleagues, without roles, hierarchies and seniority for the pure pleasure of being together.
As usual we opened the event with the MPM (Monthly Professional Meeting), dedicated to the presentation of the results achieved by the company, the progress of internal activities and ongoing projects, this year further enriched by an internal survey (informal) to identify any room for improvement and possible critical issues. The purpose of the questionnaire is to freely express each own’s thoughts. Listening and discussions have always been fundamentals values for MBS.
And once the work meeting is done…Everybody hop on the bus…. destination unknown!
Only a lonely sign on the side of the road unveils the true destination: “Fattoria Poggio Alloro”. In front of us vineyards, hills and the beautiful towers of San Gimignano (Tuscany) smiling back at us.
And here we are, free from suits and tailleurs, from pc and mobile phones. We find ourselves divided in 4 teams. Someone is wearing a giant chef hat, some are holding farmer hoes in their hands, others are wearing cowboy boots or are dressed up as entertainers. 4 teams with clear objectives: have fun, learn and team building. The day, fun and intense, goes fast and we find ourselves around a table toasting, eating the food we hand picked and cooked with our own hands, and partying with a fun and loving “Tuscan” band.
Guitars, dances and a starry night end a day to remember.
The following day, a few hours of relax for everybody between the pool and spa, and a nice walk through the narrow streets of the medieval town of San Gimignano, accompanied by an excellent wine tasting and local products.
And here another retreat ends… two days “stolen” from the clients but invested in our MBS team. On the train ride back home there’ just us, new fun memories and the feeling of being closer than ever to each other.