2013 marks ten years for Astek. Like most small companies, we’ve changed and grown A LOT in that time. While we’ve always moved in the right direction, some changes are easier than others, especially as we constantly challenge ourselves to be leaders in our industry.
A core part of Astek’s unique culture is that everyone here is interested in something else, particularly theater and music. That’s a good thing. It lends perspective, creativity and plain old fun to our craft and interactions with people. The only issue this creates is that it’s hard to schedule an overnight event for everyone!
This year we headed to the lovely town of Union Pier, right around the southern bend of Lake Michigan from Chicago in the heart of the Michigan Dunes. I hear they export their super fine sand to Dubai (seriously).
So what does a company do on a retreat? Why do we go? What do we seek to accomplish?