By Spencer Yarnell Head of Spreading the Herd Word
Seriously though, a coworker of mine just pointed it out to me today and I have to admit its true. Here we relish our weekly Thursday barbecue/potlucks, ice cream sandwiches in the freezer is office news and nothing is funnier than the rush to get the leftovers from the potlucks on Friday. I don’t think this is unique to IBEX in fact I’m pretty sure it would work anywhere on anyone.
Play to human nature. Bring some food to the office and watch the fireworks.
IBEX Payroll extends our profound respect and immeasurable gratitude to all the ancestors and keepers of the land on whose traditional territories our work takes place. We acknowledge that we are on Treaty 1 territory, the traditional gathering place of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene people and the traditional homeland of the Métis people. This land is sacred, historical, and significant.
Every time we acknowledge this truth, we have an invitation and an opportunity to reflect on the wrongs of the past, what we do in the present, and what we can do to continually honour the people whose lands and water we benefit from today.
This statement only acts as a first step in honouring the land we reside on and its peoples, and must be paired with education, understanding and informed action.
ahh… donut guilt very familiar with that here at IBEX. We find if you put a healthy alternative out everyone eats the donuts first then eats the carrot sticks later. Funny!
In our maintenance department, here at Innovation Place, we are not lucky enough to have a potluck every week but the donuts we get at the monthly staff meetings are a true ‘highlight’ for all. I have never seen such excitment over meetings as when the team knows there will be food. No one is ever late for those meetings! You can imagine the looks I got when I suggested it would be nice to have a healthy snack choice (like carrot sticks) along with the sugar and fat! (sheesh)
PS: Love the Herd Words!