The Plexus Groupe Culture Thrives On Fun
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Each year, all associates from The Plexus Groupe gather for an annual off-site Team Building event. For two days, we turn away from our computers and turn our attention toward the shared goals our organization has set for the coming year. It is a chance for us to strengthen our bonds with colleagues and to reaffirm our core values.
In many ways, Team Building is a jumping-off point for the rest of our year. We return to work refreshed and ready to apply everything we have learned.
Team Building is one example of our culture of collaboration.
But other examples are evident daily. Spend a little time at any of our four offices, and you will see and hear what we mean. Walk around our offices and you will see colleagues huddled with one another innovating customized solutions for our clients.
The culture of collaboration shows up in other ways, too. It is the feeling of being comfortable asking your colleague a question — and knowing you will get a quick answer, without judgment. The only wrong questions at The Plexus Groupe are the ones never asked.
The Plexus Groupe’s culture of collaboration is evident when a colleague steps up to help you finish a presentation, or when team members pitch-in to make a tight deadline. Or maybe it will be when you notice a colleague quietly picking up a stray gum wrapper or wiping up a few stray drops of coffee on the counter in our kitchen.
You name it and The Plexus Groupe’s Culture Clubs are doing it. The firm’s social, philanthropic and wellness committees merged in 2017 to officially become the Culture Club, an associate-run group devoted to a fulfilling workplace culture.
Each office has its own Culture Club and meet regularly to plan fun and meaningful events each month.
Some of our annual Culture Club events include ice cream socials; bowling; sports outings; golf; celebrations for Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day and Cinco De Mayo; bags tournaments; white elephant holiday gift exchanges; charitable drives for toys, food and books; and even a trip to Feed My Starving Children to pack meals.
Every August, The Plexus Groupe hosts a Client Appreciation event. For the past few years, the event has been held on the Odyssey yacht docked at Navy Pier in downtown Chicago. With Chicago’s iconic skyline in the background, clients, carrier representatives and associates from The Plexus Groupe spend a sunny afternoon on Lake Michigan watching jets practicing for the Air and Water Show overhead. Everyone eats too much, laughs too hard and has enough fun to last them until next year. Below are just a few photos from this year’s Client Appreciation event.
In addition to our Team Building and Client Appreciation events, The Plexus Groupe hosts many gatherings throughout the year. In February, the firm hosts an annual Oscars party where associates are presented with awards for their hard work and expertise. The Plexus Groupe also hosts a picnic every summer for associates working in Deer Park and Chicago.
Check out the gallery below for this year’s fun picnic photos.