Start 2022 remembering 2021’s positives with a simple employee exercise. It’s a valuable level set that’s also good COVID-distracting fun.
Bad news brings clicks, so there’s no shortage of gloom & doom headlines everywhere you look. That’s no way to bring in a successful 2022. BlueStar staff started our first workday of the new year in a roundtable, reviewing last year’s numbers – professional and personal. In 2021, BlueStar counted 4 new clients, 5 new product/service/line-of-business commercializations, 3 new brands created, 2 companies launched, 2,247 unique projects, 1 child, 2 grandchildren, 1 wedding, 2 engagements, 2 new puppies and countless proud parent, spouse, co-worker and client-collaboration moments. That adds up to a very good year – with positives far outweighing mistakes and setbacks. We hadn’t remembered how successful we actually were in 2021. This simple exercise drove home the fact that what we do has huge impacts on successful companies, industries and careers.
So, what are your numbers for 2021?
Figuring them out as a group can be a good way to start your next all-hands or department meeting. It adds up to a great way to remind, motivate and inspire your team.
Alan & Andrea
Andrea and Senior Graphic Designer Alan Fields became engaged in December 2021 for a 2023 wedding.
One of our newest BlueStar pets. She comes to work with her human Senior Graphic Designer John Meier most days.
This beauty joins her older sister Charlotte to complete the family of Manager of Client Services Corey Swistro and her husband Nick.
Ramona & Ken
Manager of Digital Design/Development Ramona Mansfield married former ESPN director Ken Boudreau in October and can be found working on their lake house most weekends.
One of our newest BlueStar pets. He comes to work with his human EVP of Finance Laura Kennedy most days.
Is enjoying being moderately to excessively spoiled from her grandmother EVP of Finance Laura Kennedy and her grandfather John.
John Cook’s son Tim graduated high school and is excelling in his special-needs jobs program.
Taylor & Denver
After 15+ years together, Manager of Strategic Services Taylor and fiancé Denver actually became engaged in 2019, but they take a nice picture and the wedding promises to be fun.
Is enjoying being moderately to excessively spoiled from his grandmother EVP of Finance Laura Kennedy and his grandfather John.