After months of virtual meetings, employees at tech firm KDG had had enough. They held Zoom happy hours for awhile but wanted to meet for drinks … in person.
About 35 remote employees from the Allentown, Pa. company set rules – BYOB, keep 6 feet apart and obey the bathroom entrance and exit signs – before they met on their building’s outdoor deck.
“We’ve sort of all committed to ‘OK, we’re all in this together … and dammit we’re going to have some fun along the way,’” says KDG CEO Kyle David.
But will these socially distant happy hours go to the dogs as well? Probably not, because they literally bring their dogs along sometimes and have formed a volunteer “social committee” to keep ideas – and drinks – flowing.