This week at Quickscrews during our morning scrum we took the time to appreciate co-workers that support us and help us improve at our job. Interestingly, most people were unable to choose one person and instead extended their appreciation to the entire team. It really shows how we all work together as a team and how each person in the company play a small role in the overall vision of Quickscrews.
This week we are launching the newest Meet the Crew video featuring our SC Warehouse’s newest addition, Brian Davis. We began the series as a fun way for our customers and vendors to get to know our staff, but along the way we learned much more about each other than we ever had before. People began to open up to the camera and express themselves more than they had with their colleagues in person. Creating a company culture is often talked about in theory, but how does one actually execute it?
After much thought, I would like to inform all of you wonderful Quickscrews customers and supporters that I will leaving my family business, to move to Antarctica to study the March of the Penguins. Just kidding, I’m not going anywhere-- I love this business and can’t stand the cold. April Fool’s!
My dad engrained a passion for sports in me from the moment I was born; I attended my first college basketball game at two weeks old. So it’s no wonder that every year I am giddy for the greatest sports tournament, college basketball’s March Madness, to begin.
I have often told people how I started Quickscrews over 25 years ago. Rarely do I ever explain why I did it. As a young man coming out of college at age 24 with a degree in business I started out working in a construction company as a cost analyst. I worked for a small privately held company where the owner and his partner were very active in running the company. I worked in the operations department which was responsible for running the crews that were doing the building.
At this time of year it is nice to take a few moments to reflect on how we are doing. I have been working hard this year on improving both my professional and personal life. In business I often take a good deal of time to analyze what we have done; then evaluate our options and lastly design a course of action consistent with the results of those processes. I find I rarely do that in my personal life. I will try harder. As my wife, Deb and I were raising 3 boys who were two years apart there wasn't a whole lot of time for analysis, just a whole lot of doing.