In celebration of Heritage Day, the Chief Directorate: Asset Management decided to host a social event to get their team members not only excited about the Public Holiday but also to create an opportunity for the team to network and engage on a personal level.
Each team member could choose a culture he or she wished to portray – this involved dressing up in clothing and preparing food that is unique and representative of the culture. The team then discussed traditions, how it originated and how it has started changing in recent years. The discussion was lively, fun, educational and showed the true diversity of South Africans. Then the team shared their food and everyone could sample dishes, find out how it is prepared and its significance to the particular cultural group.
“What stood out for me was the positiveness and social aspect of the event. Team members rarely get to know each other on a personal level and it was exciting to see how passionate and proud people are of their heritage” said Theolla Langenhoven.
According to Theolla this event sparked more ideas to introduce other celebratory events that is aimed at building strong relationships amongst the team.