Fun, energy and creativity, we have them all at Oracle Madrid!
By Adriana Noailles on Feb 07, 2013
Today we interviewed Cristina who recently took part in a flash-mob at Oracle Madrid, which you can see on our Facebook page.
Why do you think they recorded the flash-mob video - what were their goals?
Within IRP (Infinite Red Potential) there are different task forces which aim to promote motivation and collaboration between employees at Oracle Spain. One of the ‘Red Teams’ had the idea to do a Flash Mob at the Madrid office.
A large number of employees joined in with this proposal as they found it as a great opportunity to make new mates as well as having a good time.
I think that it was also a good way to demonstrate our openness and culture at Oracle – demonstrate that we are very flexible and that we have a cool culture.
What was the preparation and rehearsal for the video like?
When they proposed this initiative, I did not hesitate for a second to register for it myself. It was really complex trying of bringing us all together as they had to set up different days and times so that the people that were interested could participate.
During the trials we had some very good moments, lots of laughs and I had the opportunity to meet colleagues from different Lines of Businesses (LOB’s).
The choreography was simple but coordinating all members was actually the most difficult aspect of the process, but in the end everything turned out great!
How was the video received by employees and by students at the office?
This initiative attracted great interest from all employees and during the recording of the video everyone went to the hall and couldn’t stop looking at what was happening.
However some employees felt embarrassed and didn’t participate. Anyway after the great success of the Flash Mob I´m sure they won´t hesitate to participate next time.
Would you like to repeat this kind of creative initiative again?
For sure! As I mentioned, this has been a great opportunity for me to meet new colleagues from other departments and a unique way to spend morning.These kinds of activities help to increase motivation and cooperation with employees and therefore that is reflected in our daily work.