Yesterday was our Holiday “meeting”, where we engaged in team-building activities while drinking from the open bar. Our hosts were the the Ridge at Back Brook, a posh country club in East Amwell. After the team building activities, everyone was free to relax, sing karaoke or otherwise just hang out until… well, I left at 5 pm, anyway, and people were still there.
In a reminder of the times, our senior management handed out copies of the book Who Moved My Cheese, the popular book about how to respond to change. And after the book, the first of what will likely become many changes was announced, with one of our managers leaving to take a new position with a software vendor.
2006 will be a long year for all of us at Merck. Just remember to always keeping looking for new cheese.