Nothing Like a Little Friendly Competition…
With the holiday season in full swing, we here at Nereus have been feeling a little festive. This has been known to happen to us before. Some of us would have holiday music blasting at full volume from Thanksgiving ’til New Years if it could be done without disrupting others.
Fortunately, this year our parent company, VTM Group, decided to encourage the entire company to channel their festivity into creating a cheerful, feel-good vibe at the office. The assignment? Each group in the company is responsible for decorating their office space for the holidays. At the end of the season, an impartial judge will tour each area and pronounce one group champions of cheer, granting them bragging rights for the coming year.
Never ones to back down from a challenge, we sprang into action. After an intense brainstorming session, our concept was born. We decided to create an interactive, CandyLand inspired board game that would transport our colleagues to a magical holiday land.
Holiday Neropoly players use dice to help them travel along the game board through various adventures experienced by working in high-tech marketing and PR during the holidays.
For instance, securing press and analyst briefings at CES might take you to a giant pile of presents. Landing a contributed article might give you the opportunity to hang out by the fire place while getting an email stuck in your junk box could send you back to start.
Needless to say, we’re pleased with the result. It feels good to come into the office and be greeted with bright colors, sparkles and scenes from the season. It will feel even better if we manage to bring home the top prize. We do take pride in our work, after all.
Judging starts this week. We’ll let you know how it turns out! In the meantime we hope all of you have a merry and bright holiday season!