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Josh Levine
18:05
Josh. My dad took me to see Chicago at the Orlando Arena.
Arielle Shipper
18:41
Hi, I’m Arielle! My first concert was 97.5 PST’s Rocktober fest (back when radio was a thing)
Samuel Huntington
19:09
Hi everyone! Sam from Donut here—so glad to have you with us! Share your name, the first concert you ever attended, and if you want a fun fact about the show. And as you’re sending those, just make sure that your chat is sending to “everyone” so that we can all see your intro.
Emily Griffin
19:39
Hiya! Emily here from Seattle. Rick Springfield in LA at age of 7 :)
Angela Evans
19:40
My name is Angela! My first concert was New Kids on the Block with my dad :)
Emily Griffin
19:53
Cory Hart opened “I wear my sunglasses at night” LOL
Michael Marable
20:14
Hi! I’m Michael I’m from San Francisco! My first concert was a Brian McKnight & Eric Benét concert. What I remember there was a woman who fainted when Brian McKnight came on stage. Haha
Emily Griffin
20:29
Brian McKnight!! SWOON
Michael Marable
21:09
I love Brian McKnight!
Samuel Huntington
21:19
Sam again: from NYC, first concert was Blink 182 opening for Green Day.
Josh Levine
21:30
I feel bad, I don’t even know who is Brian McKnight is...
Rebecca Stillings Washington St Dept. of Commerce
22:30
Rebecca Stillings, STYX
mkoenig
22:44
Neil Diamond at age 4
Jenn Guarracino
22:49
Jenn, first concert: Beastie Boys - we got to the front by the stage and learned mosh pits are not for 16 year olds.
mkoenig
24:41
Apologies, I was the Neil Diamond concert. Name is Mara in St. Paul, MN.
Josh Levine
24:49
Yay, Mara!
Allison Gordon
24:58
Allie from San Francisco! First concert was Taylor Swift when I was in middle school :D
vivianapremazzi
25:06
Viviana, Malta, Europe. First concert: Aerosmith
Amy Clanin
25:46
Hi everyone! Amy here. My first concert was New Kids on the Block…so embarrassing!
rood-jim
26:11
Jim in Tampa, FL. My first concert was Lionel Richie at Madison Square Garden in NYC back in 1987 or so.
Samuel Huntington
26:11
New Kids on the block had a bunch of hits!
Amy Clanin
26:22
:)
Josh Levine
26:22
NKOTB!
Angela Evans
29:17
5
Jenn Guarracino
29:19
3.5-4
Samuel Huntington
29:20
5
Megan Sauter
29:21
4
Noel Harris
29:21
5
Allison Gordon
29:24
4
Payton Smith
29:24
3
Gonçalo Morais
29:25
3
Cici Lam
29:26
3.5
rood-jim
29:26
1.5
mkoenig
29:29
4
Nicole Schreuder
29:29
3
Rebecca Stillings Washington St Dept. of Commerce
29:30
My team is at a 5. Agency-wide more like 2
Michael Marable
29:32
4
Amy Clanin
29:35
4
Itai Sanders
29:45
5 for office workers. 0 for distributed worker.
Rebecca Stillings Washington St Dept. of Commerce
29:53
Yep!! I'm on a mission to get the agency to a 5!
Itai Sanders
30:18
yep :)
Samuel Huntington
34:54
Our framework for creating successful rituals at Donut involves thinking through purpose, means, and measurement.
Samuel Huntington
35:54
Some common purposes for rituals are: ramping new hires, bridging distances (between departments, time zones, offices), connecting leadership to the organization, and spreading knowledge across the company.
Jenn Guarracino
36:22
3
Angela Evans
36:22
3
Allison Gordon
36:27
3
Payton Smith
36:31
2
Michael Marable
36:32
4
Cici Lam
36:33
3
Itai Sanders
36:33
what do you do when a lot of the workforce is not interested in actively participating in the rituals set (e.g. Donut pairing)?
Alex 🧔🏻
36:37
Weekly Social Time (30 minutes) with our whole team over Zoom. Attendance is mixed, though.
Nikki
36:38
3- we have annual conferees & regular calls
Megan Sauter
36:40
3
James A
36:46
3 — We have a virtual coffee chat and do offsites
mkoenig
36:55
2- coffee house conversations
Jenn Guarracino
36:56
Monthly we host a Fika (Swedish tradition) - which is a coffee break. Both in-office & virtual.
Angela Evans
36:58
we have coworking time. just a chance to work together (we are a virtual team)
Alex 🧔🏻
37:00
WE use Donut Time to pair people 1 to 1o :D
rood-jim
37:00
1 - most are seasonal
mkoenig
37:11
quarterly birthday lunches
Emily Griffin
37:12
3 - we do weekly team lunch where we don’t talk about day to day biz — builds relatedness!
Rebecca Stillings Washington St Dept. of Commerce
37:19
We're having a nacho bar for National Tortilla Chip day on the 24th! Breaking bread together matters.
Michael Marable
37:22
We have pizza every Fridays and talk about our weekend plans and whatever else is going on.
Noel Harris
37:23
1x week 15 mins with old team to keep bond strong
Allison Gordon
37:27
Daily shared lunches, including roundtables! Also book club, team retreats, happy hours
Jenn Guarracino
37:28
We have some speedometer challenges (Walk this May)
Nikki
38:04
In our NYC office we have a nice organic ritual of eating lunch together
Alex 🧔🏻
38:30
If the people are at the office, we also go for a walk + ☕ or walk + 🍩
mkoenig
38:36
walk to morning coffee shop
mkoenig
38:56
walk around the lake in our business complex
Samuel Huntington
39:05
Would love to hear more about the speedometer challenge (Walk this May). Love the Aerosmith play!
Rebecca Stillings Washington St Dept. of Commerce
40:13
I am bummed I have to log off! Thanks for the opportunity to participate the bit that I did. Relationships matter!
Alex 🧔🏻
40:16
We also have a Fun Committee that organises curry + board games nights, monthly drinks and other random outings.
Samuel Huntington
40:40
thanks for joining Rebecca!
Jenn Guarracino
45:23
Walk this May = we have teams. They create their own. The teams compete against each other. Who walks the most steps - collective as a team. We send out standings weekly. They SELF report the steps. All of this? Through the month of May.
Alex 🧔🏻
46:02
We also have lunch runs that a couple of people from more than one team usually join in.
Josh Levine
46:40
Love that
Josh Levine
46:43
Jenn: nice! I love capitalizing on team competitiveness
Alex 🧔🏻
46:48
‘Range’ — who’s the writer, Arielle?
Samuel Huntington
47:00
Here’s a link to Range if you’re interested in reading it: https://www.davidepstein.com/the-range/
Alex 🧔🏻
47:06
👌🏻Nice 🍠
Corinna Catalano
47:51
we have an exercise group and throughout the day, someone will call a set and we'll go into the lounge and do some pushups, a few minutes of planks and wall sits to get moving and up from our desks. we just started a stretch group to remind our people to work on that as well!
vivianapremazzi
47:57
Thanks for the link
Alex 🧔🏻
48:25
Corinna, I wish my company were that active! 🤞🏻
Corinna Catalano
48:31
yes!! it's in slack so our remote employees will write "in from remote" and it's awesome
mkoenig
48:33
We have an office social committee and did a ginerbread house contest for our holiday party.
Josh Levine
48:50
Anyone with good rituals for DISTRIBUTED TEAMS?
Itai Sanders
49:06
+1 Josh
mkoenig
49:20
virtual gaming?
Josh Levine
49:32
Nice!
Josh Levine
49:56
I saw a company host guitar hero/rock band competitions
Megan Sauter
50:00
There's a small group of us that plays Pokémon Go and have a slack group to strategize. Geeky fun :-)
Alex 🧔🏻
50:13
For distributed teams, we rely a lot on Donut for random 1:1 and the Friday Social Time where everyone logs in.
Megan Sauter
50:23
(we are located around the US too)
Alex 🧔🏻
51:28
That’s literally why we started using Donut: new remote office opened and we had to find a way to make bonding happen.
James A
52:31
QUESTION: Any ideas on how to combat fatigue of these rituals? We use donut to connect people in a growing office and also across our different sales offices. In the beginning we got 90% participation but that has over the course of a year fallen to below 50%.
Josh Levine
53:39
Frequency variation
Josh Levine
53:50
Changing rituals regularly
Samuel Huntington
53:57
Great question James, we can address this directly in the Q&A
Josh Levine
54:10
Sometimes they run their course and that’s oK!
Itai Sanders
56:06
I was thinking about posting selfies from my own donut pairing lunches to push others to participate in their own as well.
Itai Sanders
56:17
didn't try it though
Samuel Huntington
56:57
During your collabstorm, please share your ideal donut + coffee adventure, brainstorm some rituals ideas, and assign one person to share some ritual ideas in the chat when you come back. We’ll see you in 10 minutes!
James A
57:46
Sorry have to drop off now but thanks for organizing, this was great!
Nikki
58:12
Thanks so much for this so far- have to run to a meeting!
Josh Levine
01:08:48
Regularly scheduled sharing: but changes what you share every time. i.e. fave coffee mug, best book, kids etc
Lisa de Melogue
01:09:13
Mixture of funny and more thoughtful rituals - i.e. favorite pet gif, favorite coffee cup vs favorite motivational book
Samuel Huntington
01:09:20
Don’t forget to share ritual ideas in the chat!
Alex 🧔🏻
01:09:23
Friday 30-minute call with as many people as we can. You easily fill up the time with just the question “Do you have plans for the weekend?”
Alex 🧔🏻
01:10:36
Somebody started a chess club at the office and they even play with the remote people, which is pretty cool. ♟️
Allison Gordon
01:10:39
Some challenges we talked about were how to scale rituals as a team grows - ie becoming remote, or bigger, or growing into different cultures. We also talked about giving people incentives, and not dictating too much about some rituals to make them more organic - ie just sharing gift cards for coffee/tea by the front door of the office if people are going out together, or mailing them to remote employees.
Samuel Huntington
01:11:10
Chess Club. Yes.
Jenn Guarracino
01:11:44
Aside from fun (group activities – outings) organized: social responsibility – volunteering to help events / activities. Can be done in different areas - including remote.Social committee created – they host a t-shirt design competition each year. There is a fundraiser to purchase said WINNER t-shirt design, as a nonprofit – helps to offsite some SOCIAL / FUN outings or opportunities rather than come out of their pockets.Virtual Holiday Party – 1.5 hours, come festive! Submit favorite holiday song (follow up includes Spotify play list), use a Kahoot.it quiz – holiday themed, winner gets a small gift card. Can do this for summer or other hub office party.Theme for each virtual group – meet up / Fika / coffee break- create a TaDa moment – and share a special skill – making the best bloody Mary to creating origami.Using conversation cards - for virtual meet ups.
Jenn Guarracino
01:12:18
Decision tree - something happening in the Hub office? COULD it work virtual? Great. Try it. If it can't? Don't force. it.
Alex 🧔🏻
01:13:19
Curry + Board Game nights have been a good way of making people from very different teams interact and getting to know each other. Specially when we play deception games, where you have to try to read people. 😁
Josh Levine
01:13:47
Oooooh!
Josh Levine
01:13:50
<3
Allison Gordon
01:13:52
We have quarterly “togetherness weeks” where all the remote employees come in to work in the office and we have a lot of team-wide activities and meetings :) We also have a culture where we encourage/enable remote employees to come in whenever they’d like.
Noel Harris
01:13:57
We are getting together next month.
Samuel Huntington
01:15:29
Please post questions in the chat!
Josh Levine
01:16:05
Can we launch a shared doc where we can share all the ritual ideas and continue to share
Samuel Huntington
01:16:21
Absolutely!
Michael Marable
01:16:33
I love that idea Josh!
Josh Levine
01:17:14
All credit for that goes to Angela!
Megan Sauter
01:20:01
Thanks for a great session!
vivianapremazzi
01:20:16
Thank you!
Michael Marable
01:20:29
Thanks everyone!
Allison Gordon
01:20:29
Thanks so much!
Jenn Guarracino
01:20:41
thanks so much! Much appreciated.
mkoenig
01:20:41
thank you! Very helpful
Itai Sanders
01:20:47
thanks you!! :)
Samuel Huntington
01:20:48
Thank you all for joining!