Our Q2 ‘Curious’ award winner has been curious for quite some time. She’s been looking for alternative solutions and getting beyond treating symptoms and looking for ways to learn and improve to contribute at higher levels. However, she doubted the quality of her ideas and hesitated in sharing them.
With encouragement from her peers, and challenging herself to be more vocal, Alana Hromidko has stepped outside her comfort zone and challenged the status quo. Not only is she recognizing opportunities to improve, she’s a part of identifying the solutions through collaboration and strategic thinking.
Here is a quick summary of the impact of her ‘Curious’ behaviors during Q2:
- By remaining flexible in her approach and recommending alternative solutions, Alana has identified opportunities to make cargo net production more efficient.
- Alana noticed that the previous process to move cargo nets from welding to sewing was inefficient and that it sometimes risked the quality of the product. She recommended a change in floor layout which made production more streamlined and better protected the integrity of the net.
- She is proactively seeking input and going straight to our customers to get it. Alana wants to ask the end user direct questions about “how” the product is being used and how we could further ensure great quality. She is working with Matt to implement this resource to increase cargo net sales and drive revenue.
Well done, Alana!
What is your role at Clickstop?
My role at Clickstop is to manufacture quality products for US Cargo Control. The items I manufacture are primarily cargo nets and tarps.
How long have you worked at Clickstop?
I have been working at Clickstop for a year and 8 months.
What brought you to Clickstop?
I came to Clickstop, because I heard from my boyfriend Cooper Smith, (also a Clickstopper), about how
positive the culture is how and the values of the company align with mine.
What effect has this recognition had upon you?
Getting recognized for the curious award, makes me feel very special. It is super cool getting recognized by the company and my team! It proved to me that, if you put the time and work in, you will see results.
What do you believe has led up to this recognition?
I believe what led to me receiving the curious award, is my willingness to learn and speak up when I have ideas to improve our processes.
Who has supported you in achieving these results?
My biggest supporter has been my boyfriend Cooper Smith. He gives me so much encouragement and pushes me to be the best version of myself. My coworkers Jamie Noe, April Kress, and Jamie Farmer have been AMAZING teachers and supporters to me. My manager Rodney Shifflett is great and always supports me as well.
What is a recent challenge / obstacle you’ve overcome through the behaviors within this Core Trait / expectation of safety?
The biggest challenge I’ve had to face was my self-doubt. I struggled with believing my ideas were valid and just kept them to myself. With encouragement and support from my team, I gradually became more comfortable and now I can speak up and contribute as much as I can.
What should people know about working at Clickstop?
Clickstop is a family and an awesome place to work for many different people.
What is one word that those close to you would use to describe you and why?
Artistic. I love to make art and anyone who knows me well, knows that’s my passion.
What is your favorite activity that you like to do with your family?
My favorite activity to do with my family is go on hikes with our dog Apollo.
What is the silliest way you’ve been injured?
My brother threw a rock at my forehead when I was young, and we had to go to the emergency room to get it glued.
What’s something you get wrong almost every time you do it?
Math. I am horrible at math and make mistakes all the time.