At Meeting Tomorrow we take our company core values seriously. We hire people who embody these ideals and a prominent Values Wall located near the front door of the office reminds us why we’re here (for ourselves, each other, and our customers) every day.
The Wall is an ever-evolving, collaborative effort. There’s always paper, pens and thumbtacks available nearby so that anyone can add a note recognizing a peer for something specific they’ve done related to one of our three core values:
Commitment, Kindness, Humility
What do these words mean? Here are the literal definitions according to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary.
Commitment: the attitude of someone who works very hard to do or support something
Kindness: having or showing a gentle nature and a desire to help others; wanting and liking to do good things and to bring happiness to others
Humility: the quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people
The MT Core Values Wall
Now, more importantly, what do these words mean to us? Here are some examples from our wall.
- Making everyone’s lives a little bit easier
- Being an out of office contact for someone – You have to manage your own business & someone else’s.
- Eating all of the fridge purge garbage to minimize waste – what a guy!!
- Our after-hours team is committed to making sure our clients have everything they need – no matter the hour!
- Getting me up to speed as a trainee and having never-ending positivity
- The warehouse team stays late ALL THE TIME to ship out orders
- Even with a newborn baby keeping him up all night, staying late to put out fires and help out the team
- Co-workers who go above and beyond when you are out of the office
- Getting all returned equipment checked in, but never seeking affirmation or recognition for it
- Staying late to help me jump my car when my battery died
- Stopping by each person’s desk just to say how are you? (and meaning it!)
- Caring a great deal about her team and showing it every day
- Coming to work and finding a “have a wonderful day” card on my desk
- No fanfare, just a job well-done, big or small, with a smile
- Listening to and valuing everyone’s feedback and input on how to make our processes the best they’ve ever been
- Not expecting praise after a job well done
- Thinking “we” instead of “I”
- Always doing so much under the radar that is important and impactful but never seeking recognition
- At all of the staff meetings when people presenting recognize all the different MTers that were included in making a project happen!
- Being honest and owning your mistake when speaking to clients and co-workers – nobody is perfect – we all make mistakes
Feeling inspired by your co-workers? (We hope so!) How do you let them know? Leave your comments below.