Last week, Mytech hosted a quarterly party of Whirlyball and laser tag. If you haven’t heard of Whirlyball, it can be most accurately be described as hockey, lacrosse, basketball, and bumper cars all in one. To put it mildly, it is a whirlwind of fun! All 30 of those who attended laughed consistently throughout the entire two hour event.
“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance “– Alan W.Watts once said. Change occurs to everyone, in every form and at all times! We see that, as the fall season approached, the trees embraced the change and flaunted the beautiful colors on their leaves. Now that winter is just around the corner, the trees still stand tall even though many have shed their leaves. They will brave the winter knowing fully well that the lush green leaves will come again.
As we kick off our focus on Disaster Recovery for the next few months, we want to share a story about our own little disaster that occurred in August. This story illustrates that disasters can come in all shapes and sizes, and their impact can vary. So while you may not be in the path of the next destructive natural disaster, there are still ways your operations can be impacted.
I was recently approached by an old friend at another company in Omaha, Nebraska. They were frustrated because they were losing good people - employees who added value to their workplace but consistently left due to company culture.
My friend called because she had heard me talk about Mytech’s Culture and how much we work on creating an environment people want to work and thrive in. She was in a position to enact change in her company and wanted to know where to start.
As companies constantly rethink their rewards and recognition strategies due to the new wave of people joining and leaving jobs much more & faster than before, it is imperative that we understand what does ‘Foster a culture of praise’ mean? In Mytech, this being one of the values brings a wealth of hidden talent, behaviors, professionalism and a commitment to the fore when people are praised and valued.
Remember when you could easily identify phishing emails because they all came from a foreign prince who wanted to share his wealth with you? As with all cyber attacks, malicious emails have evolved to the point where they look like they came from the person or company the bad actor is trying to imitate. Here are some things to watch out for...
As we start the month of August and get a little closer to the “State Fair” and “Back to School”, I would like to bring to attention the value of “Care and share.” We are all faced with a busy time as summer winds down. Thoughts of spending time with family and getting the kids ready for the first day of school come to the forefront.
“Givers succeed in a way that creates a ripple effect, enhancing the success of people around them” said Adam Grant in his groundbreaking & innovative book “Give and Take”. The book talks about extensive research on people who are givers, takers or matchers. My inspiration for this piece is on “Givers”. The surprising forces pushing people up through their careers works well for not only takers but givers as well. When a giver gives guidance, mentoring, companionship to another, he is actually setting him up for success. At Mytech, one of the values that is deeply engrained is “Set the next person up for success”.