Saturday, March 28, 2015

Cooking for Ronald McDonald (House)

Sandy and 7 of her business friends recently went to the Vancouver Ronald McDonald House to prepare a meal for 80 people. I didn't know this program existed but is sounds amazing.
You can call Ronald McDonald House and ask for a day you want to come cook for the families who are staying at the house that day. You create a menu, bring the groceries, prepare and serve the food and most importantly - clean up.
The real reward Sandy said was to sit and have dinner with the families and some of the sick children and learn their stories. She said many times there was not a dry eye at the table.
An amazing experience that I'm sure we will do again with Lykki staff.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Do you Scrum?

I just read a game changer book: Scrum by Jeff Sutherland. We implemented it at Lykki in one departments and within a few weeks there were scrum boards all ofer the office and in most departments. I have never seen something get such quick buy in and adoption for a new process. We are always trying new ideas and this one looks to be a winner.
I'm going to let you read more about Scrum here  since this blog post could get pretty long. Try it out. I promise it will be worth your time.

Friday, March 20, 2015

International Happiness Day

Today is International Happiness Day.
At the Lykkiplex we decided to create this little pit stop outside our offices so people walking by could write on the glass "what makes them happy".

We drew people in with free bananas and snacks and had about 40 people write something.
What makes you Happy?

Sunday, March 8, 2015

It's a Dogs Life

You might hear a bit of barking in the background every now and then if you call in.
Our newest addition to Lykki is Riley, a long haired German Shepherd pup.
We are very fortunate the LykkiPlex is in an industrial park and we have lots of easy access to the outdoors, including a beach across the street to let a dog run around.
Studies show some of the happiest corporate cultures are pet friendly and I can now see why. Riley has been an extra bolt of positivity and energy in our offices and several people have taken him for walks.
By the size of his HUGE puppy paws, we think he's going to be well over 100 pounds full grown.
Welcome Riley!!!