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Bringing Employees Together One Mini Game at a Time

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Doo dooo doo doo doo, MAHNA MAHNA. Do you know the theme of the Muppets? The employees at Atlantic BT sure do.

Each day at 2:47pm, employees are summoned by the muppets song to participate in a voluntary mini game and take a break from their everyday work. These mini games serve as a time for employees to hang out with coworkers they don’t always get to see in a fun, competitive setting.

2 4 7 wouldn’t be nearly as fun if it weren’t for the competitiveness of my coworkers… their strive to victory makes it so much sweeter when I come out on top.
– Andrew Aldaya, current Water Pong, Mario Kart, and Two-Time 2 4 7 Champion

Mini games last only about 10-15 minutes and change almost every day to keep things fresh. Some examples of our favorite games are Telestrations, water pong challenges, 99, high/ low, nerf gun target practice, and the ever popular flip cup (which we consistently plan on Monday).

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Employees get points at the end of each game. On Friday, we tally up the 2 4 7 scores and give winners a prize.

Having new games every day keeps it interesting. Doing this helps keep 2:47 spicy and prevents an otherwise fun perk becoming dull.
– Jon Karnofsky, former Culture Club President

Although 2 4 7 is all fun and games, there is a bigger purpose. The core is to bring people together, have fun and meaningful interactions, and to grow the culture of Atlantic BT.

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In one of our 2 4 7 games, we drew contour pictures of each other and tried to guess who each drawing was.

2 4 7 is to provide a safe space for people to do silly, new things all while getting to know coworkers better. If your employees have this space to grow their relationships and relax for a bit, they can work better as a team, thus working better as a whole.

The reason why I chose the time of 2:47 was two-fold. First of all, it was a nice time in the afternoon where everyone could probably use a leg stretch and work break. Second and most importantly, 2 4 7 really stands for having culture 24/7 all day, every day.”
   – Jon Jordan, CEO

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