Searching for a company that holds goals and values that align with yours is a task I knew was important to me while I was interviewing for a post-college graduation career. I made it a goal of mine to land at a company that valued culture, encouraged employee growth and development, and had good pay and benefits. While salary may be straightforward, company culture was a harder trait that was not necessarily proved in the first interview. This was the type of thing that had to be experienced, the aspect of a company that couldn’t be fully understood until you were in the midst of it.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused millions of Americans to work from home, many of these individuals are working from home for the first time ever. Sports and other forms of entertainment have been indefinitely postponed. Churches are shut down and services are being livestreamed. If that doesn’t illustrate the paralyzing state that the country is in, we don’t know what does. While it is hard not to focus on the negatives from this crisis… this time is also filled with many positives. To help change your perspective during this chaotic and stressful time, our VP of Central Sales, Daniel Medalie, gives the following advice to see the advantages of this time at home:
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The end of a decade. Repeat that to yourself. The…end…of…a…decade. Think all the way back to 2010 - what’s changed? That’s a laughable question. Maybe the question is what hasn’t changed?
What are you doing to improve yourself? Stop for a moment and think about that.
One of the qualities in the culture deck under “The Difference is Fun” is the word “passionate.” Over the years, this word has grown to mean many different things but one trait of passionate I feel contains many different facets is “you are willing and excited to work with your teammates.” In this description, I think of the creativity that comes from this trait, the types of things that come from having passion for working with your teams.
What comes to mind when you hear the word “best”? Optimum, first, greatest, and unsurpassed are all synonyms. I like the definition “the highest degree of competence, inspiration, or effort.” We all like to think of ourselves in those terms as well as surround ourselves with people or things that are the best or take actions we believe will deliver the best outcome.