At AcrobatAnt, we take our work seriously.
It shows in the steady growth of our company. We take our responsibility to the community very seriously. It shows in the countless hours of time and talent donated to numerous local and national non-profits. And we take our culture seriously. It shows in our being named one of “Tulsa’s Best Places to Work” and in the recognition of our “40 Under 40” employees. When folks love to come to work every day, to a place where there is conscious effort to create a great work-life balance, good things happen for everyone.
We feel strongly about giving back to the community that gives us so much. Ants are generous with their time and money when it comes to supporting events such as the Painted Pony Ball (the premier fundraiser for The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis), organizing Christmas gifts and attending graduations for the Women in Recovery program, and participating in the American Heart Association’s annual Heart Walk.
To create great work, it is essential to first create a great work environment. That means a great work/life balance, which we cultivate through a number of official and unofficial social gatherings, celebrating “ANT-iversaries,” birthdays, Bedlam rivalries, Happy Hours—you name it. We actually like working and being together. Weird, right?
One of the Ants’ favorite annual traditions is volunteering for Camp Strong, a week-long camp for young cardiology and oncology patients. Established by Saint Francis Health System and The Children’s Hospital Foundation at Saint Francis, Camp Strong gives us the opportunity to host carnivals, participate in camp-wide water fights, tie-dye T-shirts, and play games with the kids.
When folks have fun and love to come to work every day, good things happen for everyone. Hide-n-go-seek, trivia, spelling bees, mini yoga sessions, musical chairs, BINGO—the possibilities for Ant bonding are endless. And that’s how we take our silly culture seriously.