Ordinary workdays are, well, ordinary. Routine. At times, a day can be muddled up into waking up, getting to work, going to bed, and starting all over again. Expectation can become comforting, but once in a while the unexpected is what is truly needed. netlogx finds its ways to be spontaneous.
Every so often, the company is treated with surprise lunches. One day it is a trip to a restaurant and the next it is coffee and treats from a small shop or simply ordering in from your favorite guilty pleasure. Most recently, the Michigan team enjoyed a Lansing favorite, Sultan’s. It is a small local Mediterranean joint that serves the BEST chicken shawarma salad around. Around the office, this delicacy is referred to as the stinky chicken salad, due to the overwhelming, yet amazing, garlic sauce that it is paired with. Please, do not let that deter you. Try it once and you’ll be hooked! Still, the food itself is not what throws our normal day into a kaleidoscope of change. We eat every day. It is the joy that comes with feeling special, appreciated, and meaningful to the company that we work hard for.
According to a study performed at the University of Warwick, happy people make for hard working individuals in the workplace. The economists who studied this intriguing concept found that pure joy and happiness increased productivity in the workplace by twelve percent (12%). I think I can speak for many in saying that joy and happiness can be derived from random acts of kindness.
Nick Taylor, COO of netlogx, has mentioned time and time again that he views this company as the middle child in his life. The employees of this company make up the child in netlogx. Every child needs to be nurtured. Every child needs to feel special. Random acts of kindness is just one example of the lengths taken to ensure that the middle child is taken care of, which in in the end, furthers the productivity and growth of this company. After all, netlogx needs to eat, too!
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention”
– Kahlil Gibran