We love to see how our client teams celebrate their successful herding of sheep. The clear joy it brings to them is infectious and always lifts our spirits too.
There are different levels and ways of celebrating and we’ve seen the occasion range from a polite round of applause to whooping, hollering and dancing around with big hugs for all!
We realise that not everyone is comfortable with excessive displays of enthusiasm and physical contact (even before the pandemic).
Different personality and job types definitely play their part.
Regardless, our experience shows that the better the team work together the more generous they are with praise and celebration.
Throughout the exercise not just at the finale.
It’s an observation we take seriously and in fact dedicated one of our SheepDip podcast episodes to the subject.
This weekend there will be plenty of celebrations taking place around the UK to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Being a lover of languages I wondered about the origins of the word ‘jubilee’. And guess what, there’s an ovine connection!
One theory is it derived from the Hebrew term ‘yobel’ meaning ram. The jubilee year, which in biblical times was every 50th year, was heralded by the blowing of a ram’s horn.
Known as a shofar, the ram’s horn trumpet is now blown on the Day of Atonement (part of Yom Kippur in the Jewish calendar) every year. I reckon there’s quite a knack to it – and some epic breathing technique too as this gentleman demonstrates.
Whether you’re sounding your funky horn or celebrating the Queen’s incredible milestone jubilee in a quieter fashion, I hope you have fun and enjoy the extra long holiday weekend.
Have a baa-rilliant time!