It’s no secret that it’s been a huge and amazing year for Mexia, the product of hard work, unwavering dedication and team work. Having just been named Microsoft 2017 Australia Partner of the Year, this year’s Financial Year Kickoff event ‘MexReady’ was about getting the entire company together at Mexia Melbourne HQ to celebrate and take a look back at the year that was and set our sights on what comes next in FY18.
One of our key Mexia values is that ‘we are fun’ and excitement had been buzzing around our offices in the lead up with some hints dropped on our Slack channels about what the day and night would entail. Everybody was greeted with a show bag complete with an environmentally-friendly Mexia drink bottle, some Haigh’s chocolates and of course, the most sought after item of 2017 a Mexia fidget spinner! To top it off, we zoned into the number one priority and organised our very own onsite barista and coffee cart for the day to ensure an endless supply (almost 100 to be exact!) of Magics, lattes and hot choccies for our caffeine-loving team.
Day Conference: Key Messages
Commencing the day with a keynote from our Chairman Calvin Treacy, followed by presentations from our CEO Dean Robertson, and COO Mathew Coleman, we re-focused ourselves with Mexia’s vision and were reminded by our leaders that in order to achieve it, this will be a year of stepping out of our individual comfort zones and challenging ourselves to shoot for the moon.
Our Practice Leads go out of their way to ensure that the agenda is engaging and exciting, not simply a day full of recurring powerpoint slides. It was fantastic to see the team report back on FY17 customer wins, and having a breakout retro to address areas for improvement going forward.
After feasting on lunch and afternoon tea from Humbling Eats, we opened the drinks fridge and went head to head in teams for our trivia afternoon. The team building activity is hugely important and gives both States an opportunity to work closely with people that they may not get the chance to day to day. After some interesting renditions of ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’, some confident answers that turned out to be completely wrong and lots of hysterical laughter, congratulations to Mat, Becc, Daniel, Tim & John F who came out victorious after putting all of their points on the line to double or nothing!
After a couple of champagnes, everybody was ready to roll on to the after party which was held in the private ‘whisky room’ behind the bookcase at Eau De Vie. Mingling and socialising is just as important as the strategic component of the day and it was an incredible evening comprising of the most instagram-worthy cocktails we’ve ever seen!
Bring on FY18!
Although some some of our heads were a bit fuzzy the next day, one thing remained clear: no goal is too big. If we believe in ourselves and encourage each other to grow, we can always find a way to #makeithappen. Looking around at the sea of blue Mexia name/number polos (now up to #62), it is clear that the Mexia journey itself has been a true testament to this.
Thank you to Dean & Mat for making days like this an absolute priority year in and out. We are refreshed, realigned to our Mexia values and above all, so proud to be a part of this team and its unique and special culture.
FY18 we are MexReady for you!