Twelve’s 2017 Kickoff is all about Culture

At Twelve, we strive to express our core values of Personal Growth, Excellence, Collaboration, and Well-being in our daily work. We seek employees that embody these values and contribute to the growth of Twelve. Our culture derives from our ability to live by our core values, enable growth and developing our people, and foster strong relationships within our community through giving back. Our team is continuously strengthening their skills through training and development events. Last week, to enhance our values, we flew our entire crew into Minneapolis to engage in a week long experience where we met with leaders and gave back to our community.

To kick-off the week we began with a Day of Inspiration: dedicated to living our core values through service within the community. The team gathered at Alchemy to participate in an all-team workout session. After wiping off our sweat, we met with founder Andrea Jones to discuss Wellness.

Alchemy founder, Andrea Jones, talked to the team about trends in Wellness

Energized by our chat with Andrea, we hit the playgrounds of Lucy Laney Elementary School. Focused on Collaboration and Personal Growth, we learned some valuable lessons about how Playworks uses life-skills to teach children how to have fun and play safely at recess time. We were able to take what we learned inside, outdoors to recess and engage in a variety of activities with the children. Who knew that a simple game of rock paper scissors could solve small arguments and allow the kids to get back to having fun?

The team taking a break from the Playworks recess on a brisk Minnesota day

Following recess, we traveled indoors to the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital where we met with the Chief Medical Officer Dr. Abe Jacob. We were blown away at the hospital’s focus on Excellence in the experience for their patients and families. We toured the hospital and participated and spent time building crafts with some patients and their families.

The team paused for a picture at the end of the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital event

The team ended the day with a cozy, fireside chat with Anaplan Founder Michael Gould. The team was inspired by his humble demeanor and vision for how Anaplan will empower business users to make better decisions.

To conclude the 2016 year, the team gathered at Woodchuck USA for our holiday party. The lively event was to acknowledge the immense amount of effort our talented team put into 2016; reflecting on our work and preparing for the future.

Thanks to the Woodchuck team for letting us use their space for the Twelve Holiday Party

Amped from yesterdays inspiring events, the team dove into our Day of Action. Aimed at improving our implementation methodology, business domain enablement, soft skills, and leadership we worked with emerging leaders at Twelve. We learned about the Anaplan Way, collaborated on best practice and shared ideas with each other. Our time together was invaluable.

Wellness breaks during our intense enablement sessions led by our Chief Culture Officer, Megan Henderson

Through our hands-on Kickoff experience we were able to live our values and learn from each other. This 2 day experience keyed in on our Core Values, but at Twelve we live them daily. Our employees recognize each other for living the values through the “Rock the Values Program”. We utilize Slack to recognize each other for a job well done through peer awards. In addition to the written recognition, each employee nominated also receives a gift card. We have found that these incentives combined with events such as this, have enabled us to become more conscious of our actions and how they contribute to the greater whole of our team and our community. Energized and motivated by our week, our team looks forward to a strong 2017.

Thank you to our partners: Alchemy, Playworks, the Masonic Children’s Hospital, Anaplan, and Woodchuck USA for joining Twelve’s culture journey.

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