Since we like to operate at warp speed, sometimes we get a little ahead of ourselves. We missed highlighting some of our Core Value award winners in Q3 & Q4 of 2017, so every week, I’ll be chatting with our previous winners to get their take on the award they won. Today I sat down with Megan Dudley and Ashley Rambo, winners in Q3, and asked them to recap what it means to Make Time for Fun and Family.
Tell me about opportunity at Clickstop.
Megan: The opportunities are never ending! You are never held back at Clickstop!
Ashley: In my six years, I’ve held six different roles! To me that says a lot about my growth and the opportunity that exists at Clickstop. For those who are open about their strengths and dreams, willing to work hard, learn, grow and adapt to the changing needs of our business, they will create more opportunity for themselves and others.
What is your favorite part about working at Clickstop?
Megan: The people! We have a great workplace environment that encourages you to seek new friends everyday!
Ashley: I love the people here! I love the opportunity to grow, ability to work within my strengths to make a difference, and the food is a nice bonus!
How do you relate to the core value: Make Time for Fun and Family?
Megan: Making time for fun and family is very important to me. With a young daughter at home, it is important for me to spend time with her and be present when we are spending time together. I can leave work at work and don’t feel the need to take work home. I enjoy time with her and my husband and not working during the nights and weekends.
Ashley: This is what attracted me to Clickstop initially! I chose to come to Clickstop so I could thrive personally and professionally. I wanted to work somewhere I could feel good about being at work, and good about leaving work to be with my family. At the time, I wasn’t sure what that would look like but I was determined to make it happen, and I believed this was exactly the place where it would be possible. And it has been possible! The flexibility and support I have here to be wherever I am needed, when I am needed, allows me to feel fulfilled in my role as a mom.
What advice do you give to others who want to embrace this core value?
Megan: Engage in Clickstop culture. We have great programs set up all around everyday that encourage you to take some time away and have fun while at work! Take part in those events and learn to have some fun!
Ashley: The core value is Make Time for Fun and Family. The key here is “Make” The Time. If work consumes you, it’s on you. There is so much value in checking out at the end of the day or taking a fun break mid-day. This allows our minds to recharge, our hearts to get re-inspired and our bodies rest. My advice: Make the Time!
What are your major goals at Clickstop? How are you going to make it happen?
Megan: Growth and new opportunities. We are constantly growing and changing. Adapt, learn, and embrace the change as it comes! I will continue to do the things that allow the company and myself to grow.
Ashley: 1. Establish Talent and Succession Planning as an integral part of strategic planning
2. Position myself as a talent planning and leadership development expert
3. Increase my influence through strategic questioning
Check out Ashley’s video below and stay tuned for more Q3 2017 Core Value award posts!