Cultivating a culture at your workplace is essential in ensuring you have the best possible team. A healthy, happy culture helps create happy team members, which increases productivity among many other things. We pride ourselves on the culture we continue to build on and develop here at Oak Bay Optometry, and we think that translates through to our patients and clients! We love hearing laughter in the workplace, and outside of the workplace!

One of our recent adventures and team building exercises was a trip up to Nanaimo to run in the Foam Fest 5km. Bright and early we hopped on the school bus to begin the ride up, sharing early morning coffee, delicious bagels from Mount Newton bagels, and lots of laughter. The trip up there flew by, and soon we were at the race course! It entailed 5km of foam filled obstacles through mud and muck, and within the first 5 minutes we were soaked head to toe. Sticking together as a team we tackled obstacles – like climbing up and over walls, and army crawling through tangled wires in the mud. We dashed across the lily pond, and climbed up the death slide to plummet down the steep incline. At the end, we crossed the finish line as a team holding hands, and proudly held up our participation medals!

Team Building at its best!