No doubt about it—2020 has forced momentous changes upon our world. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in rapid and massive shifts in the way we work, live healthy lives, apply technology and manage our finances, which affects our lifestyles. By some estimates, technology has seen about five to ten years of accelerated impact in as little as three months.
The growth of any organization brings a level of excitement and, honestly, apprehension for all team members. Why? Because it means change – change to the physical space they sit in, who they sit next to, how far it is to the printer, what they do and even how they do it. Growth typically requires a review of the organization’s physical space needs.
Strategic America has been making a long-term commitment to sustainability. And now, we’ve just received the Environmental Impact Award for Small Business from the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Center on Sustainable Communities and the Metro Waste Authority at an event sponsored by the Des Moines Water Works. SA is among five organizations and one individual recognized this year for exemplifying environmental sustainable leadership and practices.
As leaders, we are always looking for ways to increase efficiency and productivity within our own organization. We must continually remind ourselves that the only way this is going to happen is through our human capital i.e., our staff. The fact is – they have seen it all before. They’ve heard the pitch, attended the professional development classes, only to see the excitement and implementation of the latest craze get lost in the day-to-day busyness of deliverables.