A week or two back the KIB team headed up to SkyZone and a bar in Fishers for a mini-retreat. The goal: have fun! No… wait a minute… have joy!
What was the point of the jumping and partaking?
Over the next six months, KIB staff is taking six short mornings or afternoons together to live the values for which KIB stands—having a common experience sharing the values that infuse and define what we do and how we do it.
First up was joy. With it done, through the winter we’ll experience and reflect upon our other values: teamwork, responsibility, excellence, openness, and balance.
Merriam Webster defines joy a few different ways:
a : the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires : DELIGHT
b : the expression or exhibition of such emotion : GAIETY
Check out the video below– I think you can see b. was in full display!
You can also see pics from the day on Facebook!
While I’m not feeling like doing toe-touches six feet in the air every day, I can tell you that the work of KIB delights me, and I have such good fortune to spend my working hours helping people and nature thrive.
Martin Seligman has written a book called Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being.
Seligman’s five elements of his well-being theory: positive emotions; consistent engagement in your experiences; strong relationships; devotion to something bigger than yourself; and, achievement. Sounds like a pretty good theory, right?
Seligman, trampolines and blonde ale reaffirm for me that I have a joyful work life, full of silliness and fun, service and meaning. How about you?