2012 ended up being a truly banner year for our team at DMC. We grew from 11 offices to 33. We almost tripled in revenue. We promoted a bunch of new partners in the company. We got involved in amazing charities and gave back to the community in the form of blood drives, Operation Smile, MOvember, and more. In a sentence: It was awesome.
But it's time to move on. If we spend our time looking at what we did, we might lose focus on what we are GOING to do.
In January I had the opportunity to attend my first CES (International Consumer Electronics Show), where we met with potential new clients to expand our retail and B2B programs. I also had a chance to tour the Zappos! headquarters in Las Vegas and sit down to learn from some of their truly wonderful team members. Reading Tony Hsieh's book, "Delivering Happiness," was eye-opening for myself and +Jenna Huss , so we have decided to take some cues from their culture to improve our own.
We have always put an intense focus on our people, our growth strategies, our community involvement, and our corporate culture - now we just need to remember to have fun while we're doing it! That's our top priority for 2013 - to have TON of fun, to reward our people's hard work, to give as much recognition as humanly possible, and to break last year's record for growth by having a team of happy, well-supported, learning, growing people who love what they do. We've installed a Wii and Foosball table in the lobby, had a day of massages for our top performers, hosted a record-breaking 34 donation blood drive, and this is JUST the beginning! We have big plans, so stay tuned.
Thanks for taking a few minutes to read, and I promise to do a better job keeping everyone in the loop with what we have going on in DMC Land! Check out the pics below - just a taste of what's to come in 2013!
PS: I've put a new focus on reading in the last few months. Here are some suggestions:
- Delivering Happiness Or, if some of you have short attention spans, you can always read the comic book version here!
- Learned Optimism
- Tribal Leadership
- The Five Levels of Leadership
In my commitment to read and learn more, I've also remembered that I'm not a great reader. If anyone else has this issue and is an auditory learner, I highly recommend Audible.com!