The recent netlogx all team meeting focused on re-commitment. In addition to recently recommitting to their marriage, owners Audrey and Nick Taylor announced their re-commitment to netlogx which turns 20 years old in 2018. This got me to thinking about what it means to be committed to someone or something.
Merriam-Webster dictionary defines commitment as: “the state or an instance of being obligated or emotionally impelled, a commitment to a cause”.
Having been at netlogx for 6 years, I, too, feel a strong sense of commitment to being a part of making the company successful. A large part of my job satisfaction and commitment comes from the culture at netlogx. The operating principles of Integrity, Respect, Communication, Recognition, Empowerment, Initiative, Accountability, Kindness, Honesty, Inspiration, Teamwork, Courage and Humor continue to resonate throughout the company several years after they were developed.
Another key aspect of the recommitment message that was delivered is the focus that will be placed on skills development and training. With continuous improvement being so much a part of the services delivered to netlogx’ clients, it means a commitment to developing each team to their fullest potential. I like the message that sends. netlogx is, of course, a for-profit business and making a profit is essential to keeping the doors open and operations running. However, it’s the netlogx employees, or team members as we refer to ourselves, and our professional development that received the most attention.
As with a marriage, a company works best when individuals seek to bring out the best in each other, thus strengthening the union. The recommitted vision for netlogx is: We are one team, one passion, one netlogx. With that in mind, the following quote seems especially relevant.
Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. – Vince Lombardi