As the year comes to a close, the Onedot team gathered in Zurich for the last Company Offsite in 2022. After visiting Lugano and Bern, we decided to hike up the Uetliberg. It is the perfect spot to enjoy panoramic views of the city and the Lake of Zurich. Being on the top of Zurich was a great way to reflect on 2022.
2022 was a very successful year for Onedot and our customers. They brought over 10m+ products from over 150+ suppliers online. Furthermore, extended machine learning algorithms with powerful deep learning and semantic similarity measures were implemented. Only a great team can achieve this.
At Onedot, the Company Offsites kick-off with a morning session announcing the latest team achievements, welcoming new team members, and congratulating them on their company anniversaries. This appreciation is especially important because we are a remote-first company, meaning most of our employees work from home. As the team has grown considerably over the last three years, the team is now more international than ever, with team members from Romania, Ukraine, Switzerland, and South Africa.
After the announcements and welcome coffees, the morning sessions include important brainstorming sessions to enhance Onedot services. This time, it was about reviewing the OKRs (objectives and key results) for 2022 and setting the OKRs for each department for 2023. OKRs are an effective framework for setting realistic objectives with corresponding initiatives for measurable success. After the brainstorming sessions, the results are shared with the team, and initiatives are further discussed. One thing is certain: all teams have big plans for 2023!
The second part of the Offsite is always dedicated to having fun together. This time around, the team set off on different adventures. The different adventure rooms were super exciting, from walls closing to becoming spies. Fortunately, all team members succeeded and survived the escape rooms. The Company Offsite was concluded with drinks and laughter. One day later, we concluded an eventful year together at Christmas dinner. Every team member can bring their partner to the dinner. After the meal, we had the opportunity to takeoff in the flight simulator. Fitting, considering that we will be taking off in 2023!
Do you want to participate in the upcoming offsite? New team members wanted! Check out our job postings for additional details and available positions. Maybe see you at the next Onedot Company Offsite!