We’re Stronger Together – Speechmatics Flock 2019

Posted on 29.7.2019

The Speechmatics team recently held an offsite event at the Varsity Hotel in Cambridge to get together in an informal environment to align on the company strategy. The theme of the event was ‘stronger together’ and that sentiment was echoed throughout the entirety of the day. The event was split into several talks, informal chats, food, games as well as a unique Leadership Team quick-fire question round. It was a motivational day out of the office and an exciting opportunity to align on a clear vision. Here’s what happened.

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A trip down memory lane

Change is as good as a rest?

David spoke about the need for change and how by embracing it, it can be as good as rest. A notable quote which had the room in hysterics was:

“Apprehensive about change? A bit nervous? We all are, it’s normal. You’re a human being not a baked bean.”

Flock together

Speaking after the event, Engineering Manager, Brad Phipps said:

“Flock was a great reminder of just how far we’ve come in the 4 short years since I joined. After the presentation about what we would like to achieve in the coming years, I’m confident we can do it again. Here’s to the next chapter of this adventure!”

It was a really well put together event that brought each function together and helped to break down barriers between teams. Often, it’s easy to get so engrossed in our day-to-day tasks that we lose sight of the objectives.

Flock showed us the importance of taking a step back now and again to see the bigger picture, and it was rewarding to see how our technology is being used to impact real-world scenarios. Seeing the collaboration between everyone in the organisation, no matter the job title, was truly inspiring and the energy in the room was spectacular. We’re looking forward to seeing what the next Flock has in store for us!

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