4 Reasons Why I Am Grateful to Be at SHL This Holiday Season
Our customers, our people, our innovative spirit and our new colleagues provide many reasons to be thankful.
As the Chief Revenue Officer at SHL, I often tell my team that the reason we come to work every day is not just to do the job to the best of our ability, but for another reason as well: to provide ourselves and our families the means to do the things that really matter, away from the office. Our work provides the means for family vacations, education, charitable activities and yes, the mortgage and rent. Our work, as important as it is, is a means to an end.
Every year around this time, the United States celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday, and our teams in the U.S. gather for a traditional “potluck” meal (see photo) – an intentional time set aside for our coworkers to recount all the reasons to be grateful for each other, for the talents, skills, and fun they bring to the office every day.
To that end, I thought I would share four reasons why I am particularly grateful to be at SHL this holiday season.
#1 - Our Customers
I’ve spent much of 2019 on the road, meeting customers around the world. They are what drives us every day, and I’ve been inspired by the initiatives they are undertaking to reshape their business models to optimize their most valuable asset: their people.
Seeing the impact that SHL’s solutions have in these diverse global enterprises makes me proud of the work we’re doing – and thankful for the partnership, collaboration and yes, the challenges our customers throw at us every day.
#2 - Our Team
As I mentioned, our teams intentionally sit down for a meal together at this time of year. This kind of community fuels our encouragement for one another and helps us to grow stronger in our commitment to our mission and to making SHL a better place to work.
I’ve heard stories from these workplace feasts that make me feel good about the innovative and successful culture we are building. The challenges we face in our everyday lives are very real, and taking this time out helps us build on our values so we can better serve our customers and lead a more complete life. At SHL, we value strong connections, curiosity, fearless innovation, and impact. I see these characteristics demonstrated across our teams and I’m grateful to them for bringing this openness to work.