~ by Jennifer Martell & Katie Favreau, Global-Z Co-Morale Officers

It is that time yet again to hear what we, your favorite GZers a.k.a the Co-Morale Officers, have been up to!

Our job is typically all fun and games, but sometimes the reasons for said fun are unfortunately very sad.  Such is the case for one of our recent shindigs.  Tao Qian, a beloved colleague, left Global-Z.  Tao and his family relocated to the great state of Louisiana, which was just a little too far from good ol’ Bennington for him to commute anymore.  When we found out that Tao would be leaving us we were all more than a little sad.  We love Tao and it will just not be the same around here without him.  Tao was always such a delight, and one of the sweetest and nicest persons I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.  He is also wicked smart!  He added very much to Global-Z in his time here, including teaching my fellow morale officer how to speak and write a little in Chinese.   With all the sadness surrounding Tao’s departure we had our work cut out for us trying to boost everyone’s morale around here…and what better way to do that than with our second annual GZ Luau!?

This year we were in a bit of a bind as our grill master was lounging by his pool in Spain, so we needed to think fast.  Thankfully, our Sales & Marketing Assistant, Paul, came to the rescue!  Paul was an amazing grill master cooking ribs, ham, and pineapple to perfection! (Perhaps once Leonid returns to the states we will have a grill-off to see who the best really is.)  Having solved our grilling dilemma, we were ready to have a proper send off for Tao and once again transformed our conference room into a tropical paradise.  It was a great party with a very bittersweet mood as we were all sad to see Tao go. I’ll let you check out the pictures for yourself!

We all miss you Tao, and hope that Louisiana is treating you and your family well.  We think of you often and wish you the best with all that you do in the future!



~ by Jennifer Martell and Katie Favreau, Global-Z Co-Morale Officers

On an entirely different subject, Global-Z also celebrated three of our employees attaining the ten year mark.  This is quite an accomplishment.  One of our company’s strengths is its ability to attract and retain people of the highest caliber.  Stability and longevity are part of what allows GZ employees to gain expertise in our respective departments and foster strong relationships with our customers.  More importantly, it also gives us yet another reason to indulge in cake, which is strongly recommended if you are attempting to maintain a high level of morale.For our next installment, I want to discuss the importance of data quality.  I know what you’re thinking.  What does this have to do with the Ambassadors of Fun?  Well, I’ll tell you.  Data quality at a high resolution is not only important to ensuring that your mail piece is delivered in a timely manner and reaches its ultimate destination, but that all the pertinent information is easily accessible and accurate.  Imagine, for instance that you were a Friendly Neighborhood Co-Morale Officer and all the available data pointed to the fact that you were going to deliver a sweet baby girl.  You trust the available data and don’t run it through a quality hygiene process such as Global-Z’s proprietary address correction and validation.  Imagine your surprise when the time comes and instead of the sweet baby girl, you are delivered an entirely different “male piece.”  With that said, my Co-Morale Officer added another member to the GZ family.  We welcomed baby Riley Evan Favreau to our team even though he was supposed to be a girl.  Nobody can say that Global-Z doesn’t deliver.   The moral of this story is that it is important to be able to trust your data.

In other news, if you are a Global-Z employee, you might want to never be absent from the office for any reason.  Trade shows, conferences, client meetings?  Nope!  No one is safe from the scheming of the Morale Officers, not even the “Boss.”  You may just come back to find that some evil person, not in any way connected with the aforementioned Morale Officers, has toilet papered your cubicle and fully documented it with pictures for no other reason than the fact that you were gone.  On the flip side, if you are out for a sickness or injury, the Morale Officers would absolutely be involved in providing you with “chocolate therapy” and a smiley-faced balloon lovingly named “Bob.”  The Morale Officers oversaw princess-themed birthday party favors, Fourth of July red, white, and blue treats, Hello Kitty cakes, and even a lighthouse themed birthday cake because an employee foolishly mentioned that he liked Maine in the hearing of the Morale Officers.

Let your imagination flow when you are planning your own moral-boosting activities.  Be sure to strictly adhere to the letter of your company policy.  If it says nothing about toilet papering cubicles, then you’re probably free to do whatever you want, at least, that’s how we interpret the rules.  Our company policy also says nothing about punkin chunkin contests or sledding down the driveway in winter.  Be sure to check back for pictures of those future events.  That will have to do for now, after all, Morale-ing is not our only job.  Take care then, bye bye now.