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  • Eric Baldus

Small questions. Big culture

Updated: Aug 15, 2023

"Who would win in a fight between a grizzly bear and a silverback gorilla?"

While questions like these keep me up at night, they also spark fun debates at Uplift Delivery. At the beginning of this year, I started at Uplift as an intern with a thousand questions. These questions, originally work-related, made their way onto a designated whiteboard that I cleverly named, “Eric’s Question Board???” Instead of unraveling the secrets of React hooks, the question board quickly evolved into tackling life’s bigger questions like, “how many sheep could fit into a phone booth?”

I didn’t realize how much people enjoyed it until disappointment struck when the same question had been on the board for over a week.

Before I knew it, the question board quickly became a staple of the office. I didn’t realize how much people enjoyed it until disappointment struck when the same question had been on the board for over a week. After this, I made it my mission to frequently refresh the board with new questions. It’s always fun to see people congregate and pursue silly conversations. I think it brings coworkers closer together and provides a nice respite from work every now and then.

In addition to the question board, I often DJ for the office. When I play tunes I like to call them Uplifting Beats,” because…*Uplift* Delivery. It’s very clever. I think music helps make a more productive workday, and it’s always fun to see people enjoying the uplifting beats. Much like the question board, people are often disappointed when the music is absent - therefore I try to have tunes rolling as soon as I get to the office.

Although I didn’t realize it at first, little things like question boards and music can make a positive impact in any company.

People spend a third of their lifetime working, so it’s important for people to enjoy what they do. Although I didn’t realize it at first, little things like question boards and music can make a positive impact in any company, and I hope that it continues to do so for me and my coworkers at Uplift.

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