"Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value."
- Albert Einstein
Each month in our newsletter, we highlight one of the Mytech values and an individual within the company who embodies that particular value in his or her daily work. This is a way to recognize employees who are delivering happiness to our customers as well as their colleagues. It is also a way to emphasize the importance of our culture within the organization.
Another way we do this is at Mytech's annual recognition dinner. In January, we all came together to celebrate the accomplishments of 2013. Awards were given out for each of our twelve values; the winners had been determined by vote. This year, there was a new award given out – the Duodecim Award. Duodecim is Latin for the number twelve. The recipient of this award had received votes for all twelve of the values.
As this special new award was explained, people's enthusiasm was evident. It is exciting that there are people within the company that embrace all twelve values on a regular basis. The winner of the 2013 Duodecim Award was Mike Wright, the Service Manager at Mytech. Everyone was ecstatic, and it was clear that Mike was shocked by the recognition.
Mike is well-liked by Mytech employees. He works hard, and he likes to make work fun. He strives for excellence and he cares about Mytech's customers as well as his team. If you read his bio on the Mytech website, you quickly get a taste for the sense of humor that quickly endears him to everyone around. Mike is a valuable member of the Mytech team.
It seemed fitting, then, that there was an additional surprise that went along with receiving the Duodecim Award. Mike was headed to the Superbowl! Courtesy of one of Mytech's vendors, Mike and Lyf (Mytech's CEO), went on an all-expense paid trip to New York City for the big game. It was Mike's first time to the Big Apple, and the wonder of the entire experience becomes apparent when listening to him describe the trip.
We strive to live by our values at Mytech, and the Duodecim Award represents that aspiration well. Mike's hard work and his positive attitude have set a good example for the rest of us at Mytech. Hopefully there will be a long list of Duodecim Award recipients in the years to come.
"If a man has any greatness in him, it comes to light, not in one flamboyant hour, but in the ledger of his daily work."
- Beryl Markham