Our lives are split in to two areas, work life and home life. The gap between these two areas is usually large. Most of us can’t wait until Friday comes along because it brings a weekend of self-guidance on what we do and where we go. Unfortunately, when it comes to work culture, most companies just don’t get it right.
Since our formation, KBBK has always tried to be a place where people want to be. God knows I'm at KBBK more then I'm at home. Why on Earth would I or anyone else want to be there if it doesn't provide a way of life that is comfortable, with breaks to pad it? With the little resources we have, KBBK has tried to create a work culture that makes people thrive and excited to return.
The ‘Buch Bar fully loaded with three lines of kombucha, one Stumptown cold brew, and two beers.
Our gym, located in storage and under the inspiring eyes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, is available for a quick gun blast session anytime of the day.
Local yoga/mediation teacher Jessa Messina comes in once or twice a month to give us an hour of meditation and “corporate yoga.”
In June, the entire crew (minus Keg Master Billy, “we missed you Billy!”) took the short ride to Fire Island for the weekend. Good food, sun, and beach cricket were some of the many things we enjoyed.
Inherently NYC, the US Open was one of our first field trips. A remarkable event and great venue to unwind to as a group.
We all love beer, so this year's first field trip was to Bitter and Esters. NYC’s only brew- on-premise beer shop. 19 gallons later we had a delicious, barnyardy saison.
As KBBK grows I hope to explore the idea of Work Culture more and push the boundaries of what people know as their “work life.” If you find yourself in one of the many jobs that don’t offer such activities, create them yourself. Find the time in the day to give your mind and body a break from the stress that is put on all of us while we carve our way through life. If that is not possible leave! Find a place that allows you to thrive.
Inspiration to find that sweet spot: