Can you imagine this world without people? If you take away people, there’s no life. Life only happens because of and through people. People create life and we are not meant to live this life alone. We are meant to live in communities full of happiness, connection, and support. In the movie “Passenger”, Jim awakens Aurora after his pod malfunctions because he can’t bear the thought of living the rest of his life in isolation. We all need the feeling of inner connection with other human beings. People are the reason that life exists. They should always come first.
The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) June 2021 elections saw Anthony Chen, In Time Tec VP of Business Strategy & Development, elected to the MPSA Board of Directors. Anthony brings more than 28 years of Printing Industry Innovation to the position, with the last 12 years in Managed Print Services.
At In Time Tec, we understand that there is a whole person working for us. We have never been and will never be the kind of company who treats our employees as “cogs in a machine.” From our in-office gym to leading with love, we take every aspect of being human into account as we work with our employees. That is why we were thrilled when we learned about enhancing neuroplasticity and the core lifestyle habits to achieve optimal brain health.
In the last 12 months, I have asked at least 20 employees to make $1 million mistakes. I make that request regularly and I am very serious about it. Do you know why I do that? Because if they make a million dollar mistake, it is because they took a million dollar risk and put their life into it. They committed to something that inspired them and that is what I want my employees to do, even if they fall short. Our company flourishes because our people are committed to something bigger than themselves and they live full out.
The average person spends around 90,000 hours at work in their lifetime. I think it’s safe to say that it’s crucial for people to work at a place they enjoy. This also means that business owners not only need to navigate attracting top talent- but also retaining it. This starts with finding out what employees are really looking for in a job. Yes, money is an important aspect for most people when job searching, but ultimately people are looking for perks that go much deeper than monetary value.
Everyone has heard someone complain about not liking their job. And I think it’s safe to say that the place your friend is constantly talking down on wouldn’t be a place that you’d apply. Likewise, if you have a friend who often shares about how much they love their job, it will likely pique your interest. The latter is what it looks like to be a brand advocate.