July 6, 2011
The week before 4th of July weekend was abuzz at Outsell, especially between the hard-working Dealer Sales and Dealer Services teams. In the spirit of Sales Team Lead, Justin Kramer, and his commitment to keeping the blood flowing during long hours of hard selling, the rest of Dealer Sales took up the tradition of pushup breaks. Even with Kramer still recovering from a serious ankle injury, Dealer Sales considered themselves superior to any other department for physical prowess and challenged Dealer Services to a week-long pushup contest.
Taking an average of the various team members’ pushups for a single score at the end of each day, Dealer Services took an early lead, but by Wednesday of last week the resolve in Dealer Sales strengthened and their daily average skyrocketed to as high as 60! The final count:
Dealer Services: 206.4 total averaged pushups
Dealer Sales: 242.25 total averaged pushups
In the spirit of good sportsmanship, Dealer Services brought in bagels today to celebrate the Dealer Sales victory. Though I am sure this rivalry is far from over.
The original response from Dealer Services to the pushup challenge:
Even though 1) we haven’t “taken up the tradition of pushup breaks”, 2) we aren’t allowed to do pushups in the contact center, 3) we have a geriatric 1/8 of a ton’r, car accident bad back victim, and one partially removed tricep from a baseball injury…WE ACCEPT YOUR CHALLENGE! (with the stipulation of a second challenge of our choosing).
Fair play was also accompanied by many snarky comments between teams.
Dealer Sales: “I would like some validation on what kind of pushups they were doing, if any.”
Dealer Services: “The type of pushups we did are called winning pushups!”
Dealer Sales: “I guess we’ll need to use both arms today to compete.”
Dealer Services: “You guys were using arms?”
But in the end, the numbers sided with Dealer Sales. Good game, teams! Stay tuned for the next challenge.