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How can we be more proactive and more effective teammates at work? Some pointers from our clients’ Values Award nominations for February.
The GoTeam Quick Look
- What can we learn from our February 2022 Values Awardees about being proactive?
- One observation stood out: we had team members who went out of their way to show care even when they were reeling from the impact of typhoon Odette themselves.
Every so often, life surprises us. We were starkly reminded of this last December, when typhoon Odette interrupted most of the plans we had made for Christmas.
When surprises like that arrive, we can lean on time-tested principles and habits to help us thrive amid challenges.
Be proactive, the first of the seven habits that Dr. Stephen Covey’s classic teaches us, reminds us to “develop our own power to choose actions and accept responsibility for our choices.”
The more we practice this habit of personal responsibility, the more consistently we can pause after an event (or stimulus) and give ourselves the time to choose how to respond.
This is how we become individuals who respond on the basis of principles, values, and desired outcomes—instead of letting our emotions and whims take the wheel.
What can we learn from our Values Awardees in February about being proactive?
For a few weeks after the typhoon struck, our teammate Rick R. lost the power and internet connections to his home, as did so many of our colleagues.
During those weeks, one of Rick’s teammates, Rommel, welcomed Rick into his house so both he and his wife could work.
“He opened his doors to his colleague and friend. This is extremely impactful for Rick, who does not need to commute into the main office, saving him many hours, as well as accommodating his wife and infant daughter,” wrote their client Kate. At the time, Rick’s daughter was 8 months old.
“The compassion and care that Rommel has shown is so commendable. He is going beyond care and is so selfless in his actions.”
Our core values in action
Karen works as an Accounts Payable Virtual Assistant for a US corporate housing and property management provider that serves more than 30 cities. Karen works during the day shift with Coach Lorel’s team. She won this award in the same month as her first GoTeam work anniversary.
This was her client Nichole’s feedback: “Karen is such a joy to work with! She is dependable, honest, trustworthy, efficient, a great communicator and overall, the perfect fit for our team!”
“She is quick to respond to inquiries, task and deadline-driven, is thorough with invoice uploading, and always reaches out if there is an issue, bottleneck, time constraint or when she sees a possible improvement to the workflow. I appreciate Karen’s attention to detail and her drive.”
FIND A WAY
Cynree Jane (CJ) works as a Para Consultant – Recruitment Administrator for a medical recruitment agency that supports hospitals and clinics across Australia and New Zealand. She works during the day shift and won this award a month after her first GoTeam work anniversary.
“CJ has overhauled all our documentation into an easy and concise indexed system that provides our staff with simple and effective training manuals,” wrote her client Alan.
“CJ always goes above and beyond in her commitment to efficiency and nothing is too much hassle for her. She is always willing to help. We feel CJ has become part of the family and want to ensure she feels comfortable to discuss how we can build the position around her to ensure CJ continues to see us as a long-term prospect that will fulfill all her future career growth aspirations.”
“Florence is a great part of the team. She listens carefully to suggestions and is also very receptive to encouragement to take on new responsibilities and learning.” That’s the feedback from Karl, one of our Recruitment Team Leads.
Our team is grateful for the opportunity to create and use software tools that have helped us thrive amid dramatic changes in the way everyone works. Among these tools is our own recruitment and applicant tracking system, which is easy to use both by applicants and their potential clients.
Yet what really sets our recruitment process apart is the combination of professionalism, effectiveness, and care that our recruitment team members like Florence practice.
Mirla works as a Purchasing Assistant for an Australian engineering, design, and manufacturing business. She joined the team in July 2021, won this award in her seventh month, and works during the day shift with Coach Lorel’s team.
“I have been very impressed by Mirla. She does everything that we needed someone in this role to do,” wrote her client Leia P.
“Mirla keeps me on my toes, too. She is not scared to ask questions, or to follow up with any of us until she has the answers that she needs. She’s always happy to go that extra mile and help when we are all busy, and the suppliers have all given me really great feedback.”
Each month, GoTeam hosts a gratitude celebration to thank team members for all their hard work, creativity, and results. At least twice a month (for the day and night shifts), we also gather for a Discover You event where we share that month’s wins and milestones (including work anniversaries)—and celebrate with our Values Awardees.
If you know someone who’s looking for a kind and caring workplace like ours, please invite them to explore our career opportunities, most of which are work from home or hybrid roles!