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The question, “What do you want to become when you grow up?” is something that we’ve all faced. While as kids the question sparked off a train of very interesting ideas, the whole process of growing up makes you realize something. As you start trying harder to “become” certain things, there’s lesser of what you can “be”. And then, we take up a job and become part of a matrix that treats us like a number on a bar code. Doesn’t that make you wish for a travel back in time to a place where you could just be who you are? To a time when you were your inherent awesome self? A time when you hadn’t grown up and enjoyed every minute of it? That is precisely what we want to preserve at Never Grow Up ®.
Growing up comes at a cost. Somewhere along the line, in trying to conform to our boss and society at large, we tend to lose out on our ability to effortlessly think out-of-the-box, to be able to marvel at and appreciate the simplest of things or to just have fun at work, doing what we love. Questions like ‘Why not?’ become ‘But why?’ – Ideas fizzle before they are born while insecurities amongst colleagues creep up while reminding us to keep our head down and work because the long pending promotion might come our way.
At Never Grow Up ®, we are all for injecting some un”adult”erated engagement at our workplace. That is what drives us. That said, employee engagement and getting deep into understanding what drives employees is serious business. We put our employees first. Always! We don’t just suggest fun changes for our clients. Our recommendations are thought through to suit the work culture of the organization we work with. Positive changes that permeate all levels of the organization. We love what we do and that’s bringing happiness at work, making it a happy place to work in.
Clients often ask us why we are so sure about Never Growing Up. Our take is that we are trying to peel off inhibitions that have evolved over the years at the workplace by creating a refreshing work culture that is engaging, real and alive. To be able to do that, we don’t just practice what we preach, we live it. There are small things we do which we think embody all that we stand for.
Designations within our organization are just another example of us being ourselves. Every individual on our team gets the freedom to pick a cartoon/comic character that s/he associates with and that’s not just on paper. It’s there on all our visiting cards, email signatures and LinkedIn profiles. Ours is an office where it all just comes together no matter which Marvel comic or Star Wars movie our work-alter-egos are from. Why a cartoon/comic character, you ask? Well, because we are Never Grow Up and we can! These names we get to choose for ourselves mean a lot because they are like portals transporting us back to the days when everyone had the autonomy to be awesome. They are also reminders for us to be in touch with the kid in each one of us and to not lose that precious part of us no matter where we are or what we do.
What’s in a name? Quite a lot, actually!