Recently, BP has adopted some of the ideas illustrated in the book FISH! by Stephen C. Lundin, by incorporating “fun” into our business culture. “When we come to [work] we bring an attitude. We can bring a moody attitude and have a depressing day. We can bring a grouchy attitude and irritate our coworkers and customers. Or we can bring a sunny, playful, cheerful attitude and have a great day” (Fish!, 2000).
BP management feels it is extremely important to appropriately incorporate fun into their business culture as it is a remarkable way to boost company moral and internal results. The term “fun” does not mean employees have the leniency to lack professionalism during the work day. It simply suggests that any “job” can be made more enthusiastic and energetic by creating memorable moments. Our management team always strives to be present for BP employees and has therefore came together to create “BP Fun Night.” Over time, management has learned in order to achieve results it is important to be present no matter how busy one may be. BP fun night was kicked off with two wonderful events in December 2014 to do something special for our employees in hopes to create a united home-front which will help to create wonderful memories.
BP’s first “fun night” was a 3 on 3 basketball tournament where Stephen Johnston, Willie Edwards and Wayne Francis showed off their athleticism and took home the first place spot! The laughter of our BP family was contagious that night as co-workers mingled, chatted, and showed off their skills! Shortly after our first basketball tournament came BP’s second “fun night,” a cooking class at Sur La Table. Not only do we have HVAC experts at The BP Group, but it turns out we have some chefs in the making as well! There is no better way to celebrate the holidays than exchanging cooking secrets with amazing co-workers and eating some delicious homemade food!
By incorporating “fun” into the mix at The BP Group, it is our intent to host special events within the company to spread enthusiasm throughout and create lasting impressions that will turn into remarkable memories. A company goal we’ve set is to make a positive impact in our employee’s professional lives through productive and encouraging events.