Creating and sustaining a great culture doesn’t protect your organization from adversity, nor does adversity have to produce negative effects. Your culture, however, will be impacted by it. Whether the effects are positive or negative depends on how it’s approached.
Recognize Challenges as Opportunities
At Clickstop, we have and will go through adversity. We recognize that challenges are a necessary part of growth and success. When it occurs, we hold ourselves accountable to approaching the challenge as an opportunity to grow our business and ourselves. If we don’t, we inhibit growth in ourselves and others.
When we recognize an individual for Promoting a Winning Team Spirit, we are not simply recognizing a cheerleader. We are recognizing someone who is willing to keep himself and the team focused on marching toward the goal. This individual is aware of the impact a situation is having on those around him, and actively working to encourage and support those who are struggling to own the opportunity to learn and grow.
Encouragement and Support
Kris Reed is the recipient of our Q3 Promote a Winning Team Spirit Core Value Award. We have chosen to recognize Kris because, as one co-worker stated, “Kris goes out of his way to communicate with others to ensure they’re in a good place.” He is always willing to jump in when necessary and consistently bring his infectious, positive attitude to any situation.
We are all working together as a team to make great things happen at Clickstop. It is critical that we have team members who are aware of the performance of others and are willing to step in and offer guidance and encouragement. Kris, thank-you for the encouragement you are delivering to your team members!
What is your role at Clickstop?
I am the Receiving and Inventory Control Specialist
How long have you worked here?
4 years and 5 months
What is your Clickstop story? If it were a book, what would the title be and why?
My story is pretty normal, I was looking for a fresh start in my life when I was approached by a friend. He had told me of a place where the people are always friendly, your work is always important, and the fun never ends. So, naturally, I applied, and I started the next week! I started in Small package shipping from there I worked my way into LTL. I was in LTL for roughly a year when I noticed that the receiving team needed a knowledgeable, autonomous, and skilled worker. So, I approached Cody Smith about the position, and I started in receiving and never looked back! So, the title would be called “Keep Climbing: A Clickstop Story”.
How do you relate to this core value?
I think I relate to this core value most specifically because sometimes in operations, things can get a little awry, and things can get knocked off course. That’s where I step in. Think of it as a positive emotional support, sure times get tough, and our thought processes get disoriented, but you need that one person to help right the ship with realistic positive reinforcement. I make sure that we come out of that funk by making sure that we understand as a team we can accomplish anything. Think of me as the guy who when life hands him lemons he makes lemonade.
What advice would you give to others who want to embrace this core value?
My advice would be exactly what I said above. Always be the person who knows that everything is alright and inflict that ideal to everyone on your team so that everyone can keep moving in the right direction and with the common goal.
What are you most excited for or proud of on your team?
I’m most excited to see this team evolve and grow. With two people in the department with only a year of experience it will be a great experience to see them grow, and how they can help me grow as well.
What was the best compliment you’ve ever received at work?
I would say winning the Safety Advocate Award, and this current…or one time Carson Struve told me I had luscious hair, that’s up there as well.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
Early bird, Worm, think about it.
What can we find you doing when you’re not at work?
Well now this is a good question. I stay pretty busy. During the summer months you can find me, riding my bicycle, kayaking with my good friend Lonnie Vanderpool, traveling the United States (I’ve been to 30 states so far) hanging with my family and friends, traveling for slow-pitch softball (yup you read that right), swimming, camping, rock hunting, amongst a million things. During the winter you can most likely find me reading, playing video games, playing volleyball, basketball, and now in a bowling league.
Last movie or book you watched/read?
Movie: Get Out.
Book: The Red Bandanna by Tom Rinaldi.
Dogs or Cats?
I’m an equal opportunity pet lover. So, both.
What brought you to Clickstop and why is it such a good fit for you?
A friend of mine brought me here. It’s a great fit because of all the balance this allows you to have between life and work. This truly fits with my schedule because as you can see I’m a busy fella.