Full team photo

Company retreats might frighten those who have to organize, and worry those who must attend. “Required Fun”, some call it, especially when the typical Great Wall visit involves this: Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 10.18.34 AM

But what if you headed to hidden parts of the Great Wall, serene and rugged sections nestled into the hills? It turns a ho-hum company retreat into an amazing day of hiking, team building, and a feast in a local Chinese village.


Last Friday was our first-ever full team company retreat where we took a day off work and spent the day:

1) Getting to know two unfamiliar faces

•Daniel, our US Partnership Director, who arrived  for a week-long visit to our Beijing headquarters. 

•Apple, our new China Customer Relationship Manager. Welcome to Vericant, Apple!  Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 9.32.24 AM

2) Getting a macro-level view of what guides our company to deliver our best, from high on the wall! Vericant’s Guiding Principles cover a diverse range of topics, like procedures, time management, and working habits.



3) Discovering each other’s hidden talents, skills, and other facts through a Vericant Trivia played throughout the day.

Highlights about the Vericant Team include:

• Diving with dolphins at Beijing’s Aquarium

• A 38″ vertical in high school

• Living in Costa Rica for a year

• Waking up at 7am every morning to play badminton

• Being charged at by a bull elephant

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4) Lastly, we headed back to town to take advantage of a foot massage to rest our weary legs.

Have you had any memorable team excursions? Any suggestions for our next one?

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