We went into this experience with a big question mark and a vague target of building trust within a fast-growing team. In the end, the event didn’t just build trust; it onboarded new team members, generated some great ideas, and developed a real sense of camaraderie within the XD team.
Some people said this was the best week they’d had while working at Hotjar! When the event ended on Friday, an impromptu game of Pictionary broke out so people could keep “hanging out”.
The team even asked to have this event every six months, so planning for the next event is already underway. And since Strawberry 2020, we’ve noticed a significant increase in informal collaboration amongst designers on different projects. That’s a success in my book.
A massive thank you to everyone in the XD team for making the event such a hit, and thanks to Andrew (one of our resident word wizards) for helping shape this article into the piece you see before you today.