Work, sports, culinary delights and culture: diva-e teams on workation
Workation is becoming an increasingly important topic in today's working environment. More and more employees want to combine work and vacation. This year, we introduced diva-e teamworkation. This means that part of our employees travel together and diva-e organizes and pays for the workation. This year, several teams have already traveled to Austria and spent up to 10 days together.
Who can participate in the teamworkation?
In general, all interested teams can participate in the teamworkation. These can be disciplinary teams, project teams and even mixed project teams consisting of diva-e employees and employees of our customers.
To ensure a fair allocation of the limited number of places, a fixed selection procedure is defined. This year, for example, interested teams had to submit an application, which was evaluated according to defined criteria.
The accommodations are reserved by diva-e for a certain period of time (in 2022 it was 10 days). But not every employee, of course, has the opportunity or the need to stay away from home for that long. Depending on their individual situation, employees can decide for themselves how many days they actually want to participate in workation. All employees can therefore participate, regardless of whether they stay for the full period.
How did the team workations go in September 2022?
There were three teams on workation in September. Two of them were in Pongau and one was at Walchsee. The teams can determine the exact daily schedule and leisure time planning themselves. "After long days of work, we cooked together in the evenings, played games, talked a lot and laughed heartily," reports Nancy from the workation. "In addition to all the work, there have also been a lot of exciting private conversations and professional discussions, some of which have lasted well into the night," says Henry, summing up the workation at Walchsee. A team of participants relaxes in the future, for example, with yoga exercises created out of the "In addition to all the work, there have also been a lot of exciting private conversations and professional discussions, some of which have lasted well into the night," says Henry, summing up the Workation at Walchsee. A team of participants relaxes in the future, for example, with yoga exercises created during the workation. But the weekends were also filled with experiences: A visit to the dumpling festival, a trip to Salzburg, hiking, jogging laps together into the sunset, marveling at ski jumping exercises, celebrating at an alpine party and cooking challenges. Of course, it is always true that everyone can participate in the joint activities, but no one has to.
In addition to the social program, the selected locations were also able to inspire the participants: "During the day, you could see developers scattered in every nook and cranny of the building, trying to find the best view as a team background to give their colleagues in the home office some mountain feeling," recalls Henry. But as we all know, pictures are worth a thousand words, so we have compiled a few impressions of the workstations:
We are already looking forward to the reports and photos of the diva-e team workations 2023.