Picture the scene. The watercooler in the corner of our CA Gen development centre bubbles away, as four or five of our team members take a break from their development work – coincidentally all at the same time.
The topic turns from Christmas shopping to last night’s “I’m a celebrity…” (for those outside the UK, this is a TV show, you’re probably glad you’ve never heard of).
A few more people join this ‘watercooler moment’ and – as you’d expect – the topic of discussion changes again. One of the team members reveals they have had a ‘eureka moment’ with a CA Gen modernisation project. The conversation then becomes frenzied and work-related, with all discussions about Christmas shopping forgotten. This has become a classic ‘watercooler moment’ and shows just how valuable these informal work get-togethers can be. Everyone gets back to their desk, encouraged by the fact that someone has achieved something above and beyond their normal remit, and given the customer much more than they’d expected.
This happens everyday in companies across the world – so why are we obsessing about it here? Well, during our most recent ‘watercooler moment’, the conversation inevitably turned to the topic of the CA Gen community. It’s a phrase used widely – and, as you’d expect from such a legacy system, very affectionately. Which started us thinking; if we could get the entire CA Gen community around our watercooler, what would everyone talk about. The need for more cups, obviously, but it became the subject of a heated debate.
With no consistent agreement on the big subjects, we decided to find out – in the only obvious way. We’d ask.
So, if CA Gen forms a part of your remit (no matter how small), we’d like to invite you to our virtual watercooler for a a brief chat. (It’ll only take you a few minutes, and it involved nothing more than clicking a few buttons – certainly with no typing required!
Join us at the watercooler here
and take our quick three minute survey.
We’ll publish the results (but not individual replies) in a forthcoming blog – so we’d really appreciate you taking the time to participate.
Thanks in advance for taking a brief break from the grind of daily life. There’s nothing like a break at a watercooler for helping you to recharge!
If you’d like more information about our CA Gen modernisation services, please contact us.