Summer 2016
Edition XI

A Pivotal Shift

While continual evolution is part of our DNA, there's no denying SmallBox is in the midst of a pivotal shift. Jeb dubbed our current changes "The Journey to 3.0." It seems inevitable this Factory Week will mark a key turning point from who we once were to the company we are becoming. This edition of Factory Week is all about refining our mission, reimagining how we invest in our community, and building our shared language to shape our story and brand. Oh, and one more important thing – plenty of time for exploring and play. This Factory Week takes places August 8-12, 2016.

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August 17, 2016

What do you do when energy dips? We're all about taking a break for movement, and one of our favorites is a plank challenge. This time we upped our game a little...

Major awards - Plank master doodles

August 17, 2016

After a pretty packed week, we started our final day of Factory Week with some forest bathing. What's that you ask?

Jenny Anderson forest bathing at Marott Park

August 11, 2016

We do an exercise called "North Star" which dives into an organization's origin story to mine for important language. This Factory Week, we decided it was time to revisit this for ourselves...

Sticky notes from SmallBox's North Star exercise

August 11, 2016

Spending all day, every day in full-throttle Factory Week mode can be intense, especially for introverts. We plan for different types of interaction to mix it up...

Break out group during Factory Week

August 09, 2016

Colin led a fun warm-up to help us get into teams for "Factory Week Games" (to be held on Friday). It led to an interesting parallel... 

A game of match to divide into small groups.

August 08, 2016

For our first morning, we had some free time for walking and exploring downtown...

SmallBoxers exploring downtown Indy - Cummins Building

August 08, 2016

We're so excited to be in the new downtown Speak Easy space... 

Sarah Herbert snapchatting a vintage mail box.

August 08, 2016

The main event for day one of Factory Week was DiSC facilitation by Jenny Banner of Flashpoint...

Jenny Banner of Flashpoint prepping for DiSC with SmallBox

August 02, 2016

Deciding how much ground to cover during a Factory Week is always a tricky question. We've explored many different approaches, and this edition will be no exception...

Screenshot of SmallBox Factory Week schedule