Canix is an entirely distributed team meaning we work remotely most of the year. While this began as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic it has become a foundational part of our culture. Being remote, or dynamic, allows us to focus our time, effort, and capital on the things that matter most -- like building an exceptional product and fostering an inclusive work environment.
Building a remote team allows us to access talented individuals that would otherwise not be accessible if we were geographically confined. Capital that would otherwise be spent on office space, materials, and other operating costs is repurposed to building a stronger team and more robust product.
We’re proud to be part of the new wave of companies that are investing in experiential time together -- we were even featured on CNBC alongside OfficeTogether, Curated,and Thumbtack helping other startups to pave the way for other organizations to consider what it truly means
Our Most Recent Offsite - Breckenridge, CO
Once such a way that we use our time when we are together is through our bi-annual offsites. Due to the pandemic it’s been very hard to get together this year, but lifted restrictions and updated safety protocols allowed us all to gather for our first in-person event in over a year.
This May Canix gathered in Breckenridge, CO for five days of bonding, team activities, and planning. For many of us it was the first time that we’d actually met in-person and was a great opportunity to not only collaborate on new projects but also build stronger bonds. Aside from H1 Reflections and H2 Planning, we revisited our mission and values, aligned on product direction, and identified areas of improvement. On the non-work side of things we cooked meals together, went on hikes, visited a troll, and even spent the weekend white water rafting and go karting.
All in all it was an incredible event and even though this was a “work trip” it felt like a vacation after a very difficult year. It was a chance to recharge not only as individuals but as a company. Here’s to many more years of offsite adventures to come!
Here is the incredible house we made our home for a week, right in the heart of the Rockies!
First order of business was to get some solid team pics while we were together.
Right across the street from our house was the Trollstigen Trail where you can find the Breckenridge Trolls, of course we needed a team picture here as well.
It’s incredible to see how far we’ve come in two years. Stacey, CEO, gave an in-depth product demonstration and we spent time discussing areas for improvement afterward.
Each breakout session was a chance for everyone to contribute their ideas and help shape the future of Canix.
The Chronic Factory - Denver, CO, was generous enough to host us for a facility tour where we got to see their cultivation operations. This was very helpful to newer members of the team to contextualize the product and see first-hand the complexities of running a compliant business.
While not everyone was able to attend, we were sure to include all team members during our various team exercises.
Some of our team members stuck around for the weekend and we took a trip with The Adventure Company down Brown’s Canyon for some whitewater rafting.
We also closed the weekend with a trip to Unser Karting for some friendly racing.
Here’s to many more incredible offsites to come!