Opportunity & Impact
Last week we wrapped up our annual Sales Kick Off and one of the constant themes for the week was that of opportunity. As our company continues to grow we create opportunity for our customers, our partners, and our employees. One of the coolest moments of the week was when those outside of the sales team were awarded with a spot to President’s Club in front of the entire company. Some of these individuals were brought to tears as they were recognized for their outstanding performance over the past year.
There are days where I wonder if what I’m doing makes a difference to those around me and I often struggle if I’m making a big enough impact. One of the messages I communicated to my team last week is that each one of us has the opportunity to make a difference, even with the smallest things we do on a day to day basis. It’s the small activities that we do every day that add up to the big accomplishments and the largest impact and change typically comes from the dedication and discipline of doing the small things daily.
At Conga we provide opportunities for our customers as our products and services make their jobs easier and more efficient and effective. We provide opportunities for our partners to delight their customers with our products and their services. Finally, we provide opportunities for our employees by providing career growth and advancement, training, learning, and accountability in a fun and thriving environment.
As I question the impact I’m making I look at the employees who have been promoted, grown in their professional and person lives, worked on new and interesting projects, learned more than they knew before, and got a little bit better than they were yesterday. When I look back at the employees outside of sales who were awarded a spot to President’s Club, it was the recognition of a job well done and an acknowledgement of all the hard work and effort they have put in each day that brought them to tears.
Sometimes it’s a simple thank you or a nod of appreciation that goes a long way and each of us have the opportunity to provide thanks and recognition of a job well done each day.