The Care Group HR team has started the #MyMugChallenge and is encouraging Tower Hamlets health colleagues to take part.
The HR team recently introduced daily online huddles using Microsoft Teams to help combat the effects of social isolation during the lockdown. They thought it would be a great way to stay connected with work and to support each other's wellbeing.
As an icebreaker, the team asked each other to share their fanciest mug at the meeting [a bit like the Xmas jumper competitions!] They held their mugs up to the cameras at the start of the huddle as a bit of fun and a lighthearted way to reconnect and get things started. It turns out each mug had a bit of a story and this helped them to get to know each other better.
Pictured below are members of the HR Team with their mugs and a description about why they chose it.
The team has now thrown down the gauntlet and is inviting anyone reading this to take a picture of their favourite mug and why it's special to them. It could simply be because it's a pretty mug, because of who they were from or what they represent etc.
Share a picture of your mug, and your mug and why you chose it in the #MyMugChallenge on Twitter – click here and add your pic and caption in the #MyMugChallenge thread.
So, this mug was made when I became a first-time mum. I would look at my child then and the song of Tina Turner would come to mind so I had the words "simply the best" added to it. It makes me smile when I use the mug to have my occasional full creamy coffee or tea 😊
This mug is a rich bright yellow and always makes me feel cheerful, just what I need to lift my spirits in the morning!
After returning home from major surgery in October 2019, my kids presented me with this "Beautiful Mum" mug, to cheer me up and to welcome me home 😊. I occasionally use it to drink tea or coffee, but hand wash it as it is gold plated.
I have chosen this mug, as it is my favourite one and I love a personalised photo mug! 😊 I use it to drink my occasional Cadbury's hot chocolate!