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A series of blogs introducing the “culture and six core values” cherished by everyone who works at Rapyuta. #2

Date: 21 Jul 2022
Category: corporate, people

Culture series – vol. 2
Retreat in 2022
A retreat that brought Rapyuta Robotics together. A retreat that made us stronger, and improved our culture and trust.

Background and purpose of the retreat
Rapyuta Robotics has 160 multinational members from all around the world, with two offices in Tokyo and India. As we grow in numbers, it is important to come together and reaffirm our core values, mission, and purpose. The retreat was organized at a beautiful location called “The Farm” in Katori City, Chiba Prefecture. Our main objective was to foster “One Rapyuta Culture” and incorporate that into all of us. We had a couple of activities in teams which were both fun and learning.

Core Values Deep Dive
We had homework! Yes, during the 3 weeks run up to the retreat, Raputians were asked to deep dive into the core values of Rapyuta Robotics and what are the changes they would like to see in the organization. Each team could choose all six core values or at least two and propose a plan of action. This workshop inspired the organization on how we can improve our core values in action in the context of people, product, and processes.

Get to Know the Squads
We adopted a squad structure in 2021, which is an organization structure to create a more agile organization. In this workshop, the main objective was to understand each squad, their purpose, milestones, and the challenges they face. One of our core values is “Openness” and it was a great forum for all squad members to freely express and present their ideas. Many said “ It’s great to put a face to all the names” and “Thank you for all the support”

It was not all work, we had loads of fun too!
The age-old saying is ‘Too many cooks spoil the broth’, but we turned that around through our team session of harvest and cook a meal. The Farm is famous for its vegetable cultivation. We were split into groups of eight and worked together in teams to harvest vegetables such as eggplants, beans, and radishes. Together we learned how to make fire using bushcraft and to cook authentic Japanese curry. All the products were sourced locally and had minimal wastage.

As the night ended we had a “Rapyuta’s got Talent” show which surprised everyone. From playing instruments to charming voices in duets, our Rapyutians showcased it all.

On the second day, we had a survival game, yes as the name suggests, the main aim of this game was to survive the battlefield. Again, we were split into teams and we had to fight to protect our group and tower. Teams came up with their strategy on how to defeat the opposition team. Such an experience.

Overall this was a great experience and an opportunity for people to come together and connect. It was a way to show everyone that we value each other and everyone in the organization. Even when the company grows we continue with a “One Rapyuta Culture” 

We may be divided by nations but together we are “Empowering Lives with Connected Machines”

We’re hiring! Be a part of this amazing team.

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