Despite endless hard work and sleepless nights, our consultants still manage to find time to keep their bodies and minds in shape, and while hitting the gym is perhaps the obvious choice, our adrenaline junkie colleagues often opt for a less ordinary workout. This quarter, that has meant a fun combination of ball sports, laser tag, and ski slopes!
Kicking off the year, February saw the arrival of the Consultants Basketball Cup. Held at the Dubai British School in Jumeirah, the tournament brought together teams from 12 different consulting firms for a series of five-a-side, full-court matches. Excited by the challenge, Booz Allen fielded a squad of seven consultants for a day of sportsmanship that transcended professional rank and seniority. Although Booz Allen did not win the championship, our team gave a performance of which to be proud and left the court more united than ever.
Also in February, our Environment team celebrated a significant project win with an adrenaline-pumping game of laser tag. The exciting session saw the team split into two groups and battle for victory! As the competitive outing drew to a close, colleagues set their rivalry aside and took time to refuel over a celebratory lunch.
With winter in full swing, our consultants also made the most of the ski season earlier this year, organizing a skiing trip to Lebanon’s Mzaar Kfardebian region.
Back in warmer climes, those football fans amongst us have also been busy putting their soccer skills to the test, with our very own team known internally as Boozers F.C. What started out a year ago as an informal kick about has blossomed into an integral component of the Booz Allen culture. Through weekly matches and social gatherings, the football team has proven an excellent vehicle for fostering camaraderie and a sense of belonging, as well as integrating newcomers into the firm and supporting colleagues in an out-of-office environment. Just as importantly, the team serves as a great way to have fun, make new friends and strengthen existing ones. As one team member recently put it, “running into your football rivals at the airport makes the weekly travel a lot more interesting!”
At Booz Allen Hamilton, the hours can be long and the work can be difficult, but when our efforts pay off, we always find time for some well-earned fun! Beyond the office boundaries, our colleagues like nothing better than getting together and enjoying each other’s company in a new and exciting setting. Recently, project wins and team-building campaigns have resulted in a number of trips to some of Europe’s greatest cities including Paris, Barcelona, and Rome, while some of our colleagues headed east instead of west, to enjoy the sights and sounds of Sri Lanka.
Swipe here to take a look at our colleagues in action as they trot the globe and get their heartrates pounding.