I may be biased, but there’s a lot of great Dale’s out there – some pretty famous ones at that. One of those is Mr. Dale Carnegie. Carnegie once said, “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”
This quote drives home what I think sets teams and organizations apart from others. The organizations we remember and want to work with are consistently putting relationships and their employees first.
Advoco was recently recognized as the Best Place to Work in South Carolina. We were incredibly honored to receive this recognition. I believe that the reason we won this accolade is not because of grand gestures or large incentives that we award people with (though these things do help). Rather, I think that at the very heart of it is that we strive every day to build relationships – with each other, with our clients, and with our partners at Infor. Every person on the Advoco team does their part to make our culture what it is – just by showing up and caring about each other.
In a time when we are increasingly glued to our gadgets, it can be easy to put your headphones in and your head down and tune out the world around you. Too often we don’t take the opportunity to say hello to our coworker over morning coffee, stop by their desk instead of sending them an email, or invite them to join you for lunch.
To build relationships with others, you need to be intentional. Really mean it when you ask “How are you doing?” Include the new team member in your conversation. Come into work with a smile and a kind word. Every person should work to create a positive work culture. Start by asking yourself, am I doing my part?
Until next time…we are Advoco, make every minute count.
About Dale: As our Executive Director of Human Resources, Dale is the powerhouse behind helping our team grow. He graduated from USC-Upstate (but considers himself a Dayton Flyer). He has over twelve years of HR experience in a variety of industries, focused primarily on talent acquisition and organizational development. Dale is passionate about challenging himself, and when he’s not in the office, he’s training for his next big race. Each year he picks a different race to compete in. In the past it has been mostly running events, but this year is all about biking, with a goal of completing a 3 day, 150 mile, 10,000 ft elevation race in October. Questions? Send Dale an email!