Who we are, why we're here & what we believe in

Who we are, why we're here & what we believe in

It's good to check in with yourself.

Circle back around and introspect.

Remind yourself of who you are.

Why you are here. What you believe in.

The same goes for a business.

And this is exactly what we have done.

At the start of the year, we engaged with a brand and storytelling expert to lead us on this journey.

The process has taken a few months, including an all-day team workshop, extensive research, follow up calls and a number of revisions.

And this is the result.

The Onigo Narrative.

Our story, our identity, our essence.

Why we exist, our next ambition and the promised land.

Along with the values that underpin how we think, how we act and how we communicate.

Onigo.
Narrative.

Humans are hardwired for connection,
Physically, emotionally, intellectually and socially.
We crave kinship and community, interaction and affinity.
It fuels our desire to build bonds, break down barriers and feel like we belong,
And empowers us to take chances, make mistakes and move forward.
From our health and happiness, to our communications and culture;
How we relate to the world, to what we can accomplish.
Everything is so much better when we come together.

In a time that's defined by constant connectivity,
We’re craving human connection more than ever before.
Although technology has enabled us to communicate with anyone, anywhere in an
instant; the depth and quality of our relationships has suffered as a result,
Especially at work.
Where many of us send and receive countless emails and messages each day
without speaking a single word to our colleagues out-loud.
To create an environment where creativity, collaboration and cooperation
can truly come to life,
Employers need to influence not only how people work, but how they work together.
To build a cohesive culture that really connects.
That's where we come in.

Say goodbye to boring team building.
And say hello to Onigo.

We believe that human connection is at the heart of health,
happiness and productivity.
It's what enables us to thrive, both personally and professionally.
And because ultimately every business is powered by people,
When employers make this a priority, it's better for people and it's better for business.
A true win-win.
That's why we've set out to help leaders create the conditions for people to connect in
an entirely new way,
By harnessing the power of play to draw out the best in every individual and build
teams that can take on the world, together.
In fact it's our whole reason for existing.
Our purpose is to design and deliver playful experiences that bring people
together, build teams and boost happiness.

Every Onigo experience is carefully constructed to challenge the mind,
cultivate connection and create joy.

Our pioneering approach combines clever twists and cryptic puzzles with advanced
gamification techniques to motivate engagement and maximise the fun.
No more tired trust exercises or cringe cliches.
From the way our games are designed and delivered to our hassle-free booking
and superstar hosts,
We keep it simple, but make it special,
Taking care of the heavy lifting, so your team can just show up and play.

We know that every combination of people is unique, so we craft each
experience with inclusivity in mind.

By considering every detail, from the ideal group size and location, to event duration
and difficulty level, all the way through to the themes and content of the puzzles,
We ensure our games can be accessed and enjoyed by everyone.
Whether it's an online escape room or an outdoor adventure,
The only way to succeed is to work as a team,
Identifying the unique talents of each individual and harnessing them to create new
ways of working together and establish common ground,
Building lasting trust, respect and relationships,
To step up engagement, spur ingenuity and spark excitement.

We started as a small team with a big idea and a shared desire
to make a difference.

Since then we’ve evolved our thinking and expanded our offering to turn traditional
team building on its head.
To date we’ve helped hundreds of company leaders bring thousands of
colleagues closer together.
But we’re only just getting started.
That's why we've set ourselves an ambitious mission to accomplish
over the next 3 years,
To enable 100,000 people to build stronger connections in the workplace by 2025.
Encouraging intention, interaction and inclusion,
Unlocking potential, productivity and progress,
Transforming team building for the better.
It's the first step towards a world in which the workplace is a powerful source
of meaningful connection for every person.

Onigo.
Purpose.
Mission.
Vision.

Purpose.
To design and deliver playful experiences
that bring people together, build teams and
boost happiness.

Mission.
To enable 100,000 people to build stronger
connections in the workplace by 2025.

Vision.
A world in which the workplace is a
powerful source of meaningful
connection for every person.

Onigo.
Values.

Maximise the fun in every moment.

Create connection.

Aim for extraordinary.

Elevate everyone.

Be 100% human.

If this strikes a chord with you and you'd like to connect, feel free to drop me a line:

alex@playonigo.com

Alex Stanley
May 24, 2022