Being opportunistic requires exploration and a focus on outcomes. Within the organization, the ultimate outcome is progress towards the mission – the purpose for which it exists. With this outcome in mind, we consider the possibilities of how it can be achieved and take ownership to make it happen.
This past quarter, Scott Keeling led our efforts to build an internet connectivity solution for Clean Laundry stores. He embraced the project, and along the way, recognized additional opportunities to increase security measures involving cameras and remote door locking.
From there, he tackled the Clean Laundry Express project and assumed the role of technical lead. Where additional information was needed, he took ownership to seek it out. He minimized complexity through collaboration. As a result, an innovative service is coming to life. Clean Laundry is changing the way we think about laundry and contributing towards the fulfillment of the Clickstop mission to create a business that is enjoyable, sustainable and provides opportunity for those who seek it.
We’re pleased to recognize Scott Keeling as our Q1 ‘Opportunistic’ award winner. Well done, Scott!
What is your role at Clickstop?
How long have you worked at Clickstop?
A little over 8 years.
What brought you to Clickstop?
What effect has this recognition had upon you?
The recognition is great fuel to keep pushing forward. It’s always nice to have some affirmation that the work your doing is impactful and that you are on the right track.
Why is this Core Trait important to the success of Clickstop?
To me, Opportunistic is all about growth. We need to grow as a company and we really need everyone to recognize and pursue opportunities to grow the business and grow professionally within our roles. Big and small, these opportunities present themselves every day. Recognize them as they come and work quickly to take advantage of them.
What do you believe has led up to this recognition?
Being willing to jump into the Clean Laundry Express project was probably a big factor. I had the attitude that I was willing to do any work needed to make the project a success, even in areas that I or others have had little experience in. I’ve always enjoyed diving into the unknown, learning new things and building something from nothing.
What are ways you’ve challenged yourself to live out and grow within the Core Values?
I try to focus on my strengths; organization, problem solving, positivity & responsibility, among others. I stay focused on the goals of our teams and company and use my strengths to achieve them while being a good teammate and helping others do the same.
What inspires you about the work of your team members?
The ability of others to keep putting one step in front of the other, even when what’s ahead is unknown. There are many times where the path ahead is unclear, and the challenges can seem daunting. It’s inspiring to work in a group that continually breaks through barriers and makes progress towards our goals. Especially in the world we live in today with the pandemic.
What should people know about working at Clickstop?
Although we’ve been around for a few years, and we’ve had a lot of success, we’re still a small company. It’s often the case that if you don’t do it, it won’t get done. Every employee can make a big impact on the company if you are willing to take the initiative and execute well.
What is your favorite activity that you like to do with your family?
Family game night
If you could never have to do one chore for the rest of life, what would it be?
What’s something you get wrong almost every time you do it?
Plugging in a USB cord
What do you dislike but have no good reason for disliking?