This past week was Entrata’s 7th annual employee appreciation week affectionately known as the Jones Family Reunion. This year the week was packed with great activities from discovering our inner Bob Ross painting skills to racing slot cars until our fingers hurt to massages and spa treatments, and finally, relaxing. Throughout the week, people from different departments are grouped together to attend this popular off-site event, giving those who don’t normally interact or spend time together an opportunity to build real connections while having fun.
Why do we pull our hardworking Entrata family away from their desks for a full day every year? The Jones Family Reunion brings people closer together, builds a strong company culture and is one of the ways we live our company values.
The Jones Family Reunion is named for one of our most cherished values: Be the Joneses. Being the Joneses means we’re not just trying to keep up with someone else, we’re leading passionately and crushing mediocrity under our feet. We are ‘the Joneses’ when employees are treated like family and share a mindset of success. We pride ourselves in building a close company culture here at Entrata as a way to encourage collaboration and develop operational efficiencies.
As business magnate Richard Branson said, “Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.” We know when we recognize our employees’ hard work and reward them for it, the entire company reaps the benefits. The Jones Family Reunion is one tangible way that Entrata has found to demonstrate its values, build employee morale, and contribute to company success.