Have you given up on your New Year's Resolution already? Surprisingly (or maybe not), February is usually when people drop out of their "New Year, New Me" mantra. Reality sets in, the gym feels a million miles away at 5:00 am, maybe saving money is overrated. It's easy to talk yourself out of the whole thing.
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Our key mission at Beyond Impact is to focus on “Making IT Better” in every situation. This is not just a saying; it’s a way of living. One of the toughest things anyone can commit to is to try and make IT better wherever life takes them.
Part One // How to instigate change even if you’re not the Boss
Earlier this week, we hosted another in our series of Business Intelligence related discussions. We had a great presentation from BI expert, Teal Derheim, and the attendees asked a lot of wonderful questions.
So, you’re not impressed by all this talk about the importance of a positive culture to the success of an organization, huh? OK, well, keep an open mind here for a few minutes. If you can’t do that, go ahead and move on now. Because this post is going to explain why organizational culture is important and what a powerful resource a positive culture can be.
I awoke a recent Wednesday morning and found myself exactly where I should be at this point in my life: doing work that matters. That was the day I left the security of a top global IT consulting firm to join Beyond Impact, LLC. Why? Because Beyond Impact has a mission to make IT better and to do work that matters.
The behavior of making it better, when adopted and integrated into every activity, is one that will distinguish an individual as well as an organization from others, that is undeniable. Better is better than bigger. Actually, better must be a reality for any organization before it can get bigger. Samuel Truett Cathy the founder of Chick-fil-A, put it best, when challenging his organization’s focus on growth, he made the statement “if we get better, our customers will demand that we get bigger.” However, a paradigm of making it better doesn’t just happen without being intentional in one’s pursuit of this essential success behavior. Whether it be organizational improvement or individual growth, there are certain keys which are integral to the success of one’s effort to make it better.