This week I set myself the task of sorting out some areas of the office that aren’t used as often as others. We can try to avoid it as much as we like but whether personal or professional, somewhere in the building there is always that ‘Monica cupboard’. It’s what I discovered whilst doing it that gave me food for thought. I’m not talking about dead bodies or lost employees; but more the information that is kept ‘just in case we ever need it’. I found the notebooks of previous colleagues, project plans and strategy roadmaps from the last 9 years of Magic Milestones. It made me feel quite nostalgic.
I spent more time than planned working my way through the paperwork identifying what should be kept and what can be recycled and I couldn’t help but think about all those who have moved on and smile fondly at the challenges (successes and failures) that have lead us to become the business we are today. Those lessons have been what have helped to shape us and I think we ought to be proud of the companies history. I know I am lucky to have been part of the Magic Milestones story for almost 3 years now. Its a great people focused company that makes me feel appreciated and also offers me (and all its employees) great flexibility ensuring an excellent work life balance. The last three years have raced by, time really does fly when you’re having fun!
The most positive result in this exercise, apart from a lovely clean work space, is reflecting on how we have grown and progressed over the years with help from all of those good and bad experiences, and of course our current and past employees. It made me realise how proud I am to be member of the Magic Milestones team. I’m already looking forward to having another de-clutter and reminiscing over our ‘yet to be written’ story in another few years.
By Rachel Wheeler