Connecting the Dots
Onefantastic thing about working at a digital agency that was founded in 1999 is that our established values and traditions often morph into Viget Lore .
As Viget’s Employee Engagement Manager, it’s my job to connect the dots for new teammates and tenured ones. Twenty three-plus years is a long time and a lot has happened – just look back at some of our article archives. Without good documentation, a kickass People Team , and a culture of transparency and trust, those twenty three years could have easily turned into the longest game of telephone ever… and potentially most wacky.
“Wait, TTT’s aren’t always on a Thursday ? Isn’t it Third Third Thursday ?”
“What’s with this :florence: emoji?”
“What’s with all the rats?”
“Wait, there is a Vigetband?”
Onetool in our toolbox is #viget-lore. #Viget-lore is an official Slack channel that I tell every new teammate about on their first day . It’s a judgment-free place to “Wait, what?” born during a time when we, like many other organizations, were developing and fine-tuning our approaches to remote onboarding, turnover, and distributed teams.
It actually all started with that Vigetband question.
Musical performances are an established Vigettradition. In 2020 , when we were a fully distributed team, we leaned into that tradition. My talented peers shared live and pre-recorded music with each other during company-wide touchpoints, and sometimes when we didn’t have a new performance to share, we dug into the archives. During one of those occasions, I shared a recording of the Fleetwood Hacks performing at Viget19, the question was asked, and the #viget-lore channel was born.