Couple weeks ago I had lunch with a entrepreneur friend from London who was visiting Prague for couple days. After 2 hours of great conversations I apologised myself that I have to leave. She was surprised when I explained that our cleaning lady leaves for vacation so we have all company meeting. Why did we do it? Was it at all necessary? Is this really such a big thing?
Not that it would be some kind of operational crisis, you can always replace anybody. This was not the reason why we all gathered. We wanted to say thank you for good job, wish her a safe journey and give her small bonus. It was very important for me and also for our company culture. Events like this one make it stronger and are reinforcing our company values.