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November 21, 2013

Why Formalize Programs to Support Your Company’s Culture?

My first posts was about Social Media and our push to become a leader for our industry.
At D&D Social Media is a subset under Net-Works as part of our corporate Advantage Program. Social Media is only one of the D&D “Advantages” that we have formalized.  It contributes to the growth and success of our team and reflects our corporate culture of sharing. 
I’m happy to give a shameless plug for the Two Blonde Chicks. They are the creative minds behind all of our branding both inside and out.

Anyone Can Do It

People inherently want to be part of the team especially a winning team. Most just want to understand the game. Make sure you explain it to them. Share a clear picture of what winning looks like. Everyone wants to win.

Our “Advantages”

Our company, D&D has a wide variety of formalized programs or “Advantages” that we use to explain the rules of each part of our game to our employees.  Some of our advantages and their taglines are:
• TechLeader * Excellence in Education
• Case Studies * Document & Promote
• UpTime * Increasing Performance, Ensuring Success
• Monday Morning Meeting * Connecting People - Driving UpTime
• Innovation * Acting on Dreams
• Safety Shares * Driving Our Culture of Safety
• PEP * Project Execution Plan
• FunTime * Team Building Activities
• D&D = Quality * Continuous Improvement
• Profit Sharing * Team Performance - Group Reward
• Corporate Networking * Gather – Organize - Maintain
A big list for sure.

Never Stop Tweaking and Implementing Better Ideas

Corporate Networking is in the process of becoming “Net-Works”. This change will help us to integrate Social Media into our existing program of formally gathering new contacts, organizing them into appropriate groups and systematically keeping in touch with them. Social Media is a key part of corporate networking but it is different and separate from traditional networking. Both are key to thrive as a company

Your Programs or Advantages

I plan to talk about all of our Advantages in this blog over the coming weeks. It will help to paint a picture of who we are. I am also very interested to learn  about how your company.  I hope you will borrow some of our ideas.  Please let me know what you do.   I might borrow from your ideas.

What does your company do to build and maintain its corporate network?

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Michael McCourt at 9:47 AM
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