One of the HR leaders spoke to the entrepreneurial spirit, while another top sales producer commented on the excitement of the speed at which SoftwareONE operates, and yet another employee discussed his own desire to teach a SoftwareONE L&D workshop – because it grounds him and reminds him of his desire for growth.
A new leader at the company spoke to loving how much fun the company has as a whole and the many social aspects that SoftwareONE promotes; and our internally promoted Head of Sales stated how she can always count on everyone to help one another out – from both a personal and professional level. Last but certainly not least a leader of our New York-based team rounded it out by talking about the need for us to tell stories, old and new, and to embrace the responsibility as leaders to live and teach the SoftwareONE culture.
Imperfect, but good enough
We addressed our imperfections too. We sometimes move too fast, we occasionally can get too caught up in speed and sometimes don’t get in front of change. We try many new things at once that sometimes we lose our way. We chatter, get frustrated, we get tired at times by the end of the day.
Listening to these comments, as SoftwareONE’s Director of Learning and Development, I couldn’t help but feel that, even with our blunders, we are getting it right. We are a ‘family’ at SoftwareONE, and though we aren’t always perfect, we always believe, in the words of our late founder, Patrick Winter, that our people are our greatest asset.
A work family
Although we may stumble with each other or make mistakes in our work, we are a company of people that thinks of our co-workers as ‘family.’ This allows us to be loyal, to help our colleagues at work and to be there for them when they experience personal challenges. We hang out together, we work hard and play even harder together. We focus on the best parts of each other and help each other learn from the faults.
Our people and this ‘family’ that we’ve created, will always be the secret to our success, that our love for each other and our commitment to helping each other will beat every challenge and overcome any obstacle. Just like in the most loyal and successful family.