Every year it happens.... you're tasked with coming up with an idea for your colleagues to get together, outside the office and celebrate the holidays. You want to try something new but you don't have a lot of time to research or a lot of energy to find something new, different and exciting.
1) How many are in your party? Start by determining if you're 5 or 15. That makes confirming availability easy.
2) What day is everyone available? Can your entire group get out on a Wednesday afternoon? Or a Friday afternoon? Or does it need to be outside of regular business hours?
3) What location is best for everyone? Does it need to be near your workplace or are you all ready for a real adventure? Of course, this may be answered by answering question number 2 - the day may determine the location.
Over the last 5 years the world has seen an explosion of craft breweries.
Whether that’s because folks are tired of the corporate labels or because
it’s part of a global movement towards supporting local, the craft brewery industry is unquestionably booming.
It turns out that Vancouver is particularly...well...hopping, when it comes to independent brewers. In 2013, the City of Vancouver changed licensing regulations to allow for “tasting rooms”.
Clearly that was a smart move. The craft brewery scene exploded.
Since then breweries are popping up everywhere including Brewery Creek
(Mount Pleasant), Yeast Van (Strathcona) and downtown. Many can be found
in Richmond, Surrey, New West and other outlying areas. Vancouver Island, Squamish/Whistler and the Sunshine Coast are also populated with unique, locally owned, craft breweries.
Is there something employers can do to relieve employees’ feelings that their work is both exhausting and all-consuming? What about the simple idea of employees connecting and enjoying time with co-workers? Why should a company care about this?