Mytech Culture Experience October 2014

The Mytech culture is built upon four pillars; communication, happiness, accountability, and improvement. Within each of them are our values that we highlight each month; and we now reflect on our value of "Never stop learning" from our pillar of improvement. We all learn every day through direct and open communication, and through our experiences. However, getting a degree or taking additional courses can be a heavy load when added to a full-time position and balancing home and work life. Taking on the added commitment is honorable and challenging. When we have employees going that extra mile and dedicating themselves to self-improvement, we are eager to praise them and give them encouragement.

"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."
- Henry Ford

While many employees exemplify this value, I would like to focus on one of our technical staff – Alex Johnson. Since Alex joined Mytech in May of 2013, he has finished his BS degree, has earned several CISCO certifications, and is currently working on his CCNP.

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
- Nelson Mandela

We frequently talk about the book "Make a Difference" by Dr. Larry Little around here. It reflects our "Zoo Culture" and how we engage with one another. Simply put, we each represent one of four animals; Leading Lion, Competent Camel, Tranquil Turtle, and Much Loved Monkey. This brings a cultural awareness of others, much like the Myers Briggs Assessment or DISCProfile. One difference is that this is a fun way to get folks engaged with each other. But not only is this a fun part of our culture, it is a great tool for communication. Alex is one of our Competent Camels. Camels are structured and process oriented, which is a great fit for his position as a team lead on our Remote Services Delivery Team. Camels need to be focused on the "how" things are done and this is value-add for helping a team reach its goals.

"We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn."
- Peter Drucker

It is also noteworthy that Alex has referred several new hires to our team since joining Mytech. He is exemplary in embracing our values, mission and vision. Alex is a dedicated employee and he sets a great example for improvement for his team. Thank you for taking the time to read about another great Mytech team member!