Well, it all started when Joann saw something on Facebook... No, it wasn't a nasty office rumor. It was the idea to compete in the United Way's Back to Football Friday competition. Joann then pitched the idea to our CEO and through the tireless work of a funky bunch of MPI employees, Back to Football Friday came to fruition. The day included football movie quizzes, an obstacle course, tailgating lunch and office decor competition.
Our creative department recently got a little clever (read: mischievous), but for a good reason! The United Way and the NFL teamed up to create Back to Football Friday. This event was planned to not only kick start the NFL season but to also benefit the United Way. Every Dallas-based MPI employee was encouraged to wear their favorite NFL jersey, compete in the obstacle course and decorate their cubicles.
Needless to say, our creative department went over the top. Literally. In an effort to be chosen as the ultimate Dallas Cowboys fans – the winning office gets an official NFL football party with an NFL player – the creative team designed and manufactured a mini version of the Cowboys Stadium (aka the Death Star).
The MPI Death Star includes, turf, a Miller Light sponsorship package and a working JUMBOTRON.
What many may consider a waste of productive work time in the office, turned out to be a creative project for our office which increased morale and sense of community. We look forward to bringing you additional team building ideas in the future, but for now keep your fingers crossed that Troy Aikman will be making a visit to headquarters.