The idea for colleagues to play together outside of work is not a new one, but it’s a good one. So that’s what we did. AND WE WON.
This past spring, Howard’s Executive Assistant extraordinaire, Laura Tarpay, rallied our office to get outside and play beach volleyball. Team “Over the Top” was born.
As a full-service agency, we house a lot of great and diverse talent. Naturally, our volleyball team included players from various departments, including web & interactive, administration, traffic, media, account, and the executive level.
“We’re not all in the same area and we don’t get a chance to work with one another all the time,” said Laura. “I think it brought us closer together as a team.”
Kerry Lawrence, our Print, Interactive & Broadcast Traffic Manager, said playing on the team forced everyone to “really listen to each other and see what each other’s strengths are and try encourage those strengths.” And that’s a lesson that translates very well off the court, too.
Check out our winning team in this candid video shot at Balmy Beach (they’re wearing their championship t-shirts).