CORE VALUE #5 – Embrace Change & New Ideas
We can’t control the market but we can control how we adapt to it. “There’s no such thing as a bad idea.” How many times have we heard that? New, fresh and creative ideas are what drives our company forward. Do not be stagnant and set in your ways. Encourage each other to share ideas and thoughts, regardless of title. You may present an idea that helps refine, or even redefine how we do business. So please, share your ideas and make us better. Everyone is encouraged to participate!
Innovation isn’t an option, it’s a requirement. Cardinal Group sets high internal and external goals that propel our team forward. This state of mind allows us to remain in a constant state of improvement. The most undervalued currency at any company are the ideas of their team members. Our culture encourages the “Best Idea Wins” mentality. In turn, this challenges our business and the industry in which we operate.
The “secret sauce” to our current and future success? From day one, whether personal, professional, or philanthropic – we encourage team members to share their ideas, thoughts, and solutions.
In a rapidly changing world, staying relevant is the name of the game. Do not jeopardize your organization by failing to listen to every team member willing to speak up. No one is all-seeing. It’s imperative to have enough humility to realize areas of improvement. Provide a platform for feedback. Then encourage and maintain this space for sustained growth.
I’m grateful for our culture and our embodiment of Core Value #5. I’m proud to say that so many of Cardinal’s best ideas have come from within. Thank you, to every team member at Cardinal that embraces change, new ideas, and has the humility to listen to feedback and speak up.