How the ZORB team is surviving the lockdown

Thursday 2, April 2020

New Zealand is currently at Level 4 of our Covid-19 alert system. This means that everyone must stay home for the next four weeks, except for those providing essential services. As much as we think ZORB rides are an essential service they are unfortunately not and the whole ZORB team are in lockdown at home for the next four weeks. In what feels like the longest game of go home stay home ever, it can be hard to keep team morale up and make sure everyone is engaged and happy. So, we have come up with a few fun ways to virtually keep the team connected and help to survive the lockdown. Because let’s be honest, everyone is on their phone scrolling through the gram or binge-watching Netflix anyway!


Each morning Steph, our Operations Manager has been posting in the private crew page asking the team to share their word of the day and an explanation of why they chose that particular word. Today we had to share our word of the day in Maori with a translation of what it means for everyone else! The day before that we had to share our word of the day and our favourite shows to binge watch.


The team were given the same bird template and told draw a bird and let those creative juices flow! Who would have known we had so many artists in our midst! Especially when drawing on your phone isn’t easy at all! Here is a snapshot of our birds for your viewing pleasure.


Another way to keep the team connected and help to survive lockdown, is to continue on with our weekly Wednesday team meetings. This gives the Operations and Marketing teams the opportunity to share the projects they are working on behind the scenes with the full team.

Now there are a couple of advantages of having virtual staff meetings. One is a later start time of 10:00am so plenty of time for a sleep in and the other is being able to connect in your PJs! Also getting the whole team together is great for team morale! ZORB team meeting


Not many people know this but before they became masters in ball rolling, Andrew and David Akers had a stint at developing board games! You can read more about it here. As a result, they have earned the title Quiz Masters and have been working hard in the background crafting a weekly quiz for the team via Kahoot as we speak!


Let’s not forget about our furry little friends! The new co-workers of ZORB who now have to deal with us being home all day and sitting on their favourite chairs! Most of the ZORB team have cats or dogs but did you know our front office superstar Shanyse has a pet pig! Lulu is 3 years old and according to Shanyse’s Mum was easier to house train than the dogs!

ZORB pets ZORB pets