|A message from the President:|
I would like to share with you some of my beliefs about what makes a company great. The outcomes are easy enough to see. Successful businesses have satisfied clients, high-quality products, and proud employees.
But what really makes them great? I think it's a combination of things. The people in great companies make personal commitments to clients, to the communities in which they live and work and, most importantly, to one another. Great companies are quick; they're nimble. They are alert to shifts in their markets and confident about what they must do in response. They are open to new ideas and new ways to do things.
Great companies are based on values, well known and routinely practiced by all employees and business partners. These values are more than just words on paper; they guide us in everything we do. Great companies are biased for growth, innovative in quickly developing new products and entering new markets, and eager to compete for greater market share and improved profitability. Ultimately, great companies give voice to their leadership by communicating and living their values every single day!
Great companies are the most productive in their industries. They find and eliminate waste; they use tools and analysis to detect and eliminate defects; their organization structures are simple but accountable, with few management layers and efficient decision-making; speed is their friend.
I invite you to e-mail me and allow me to share how these beliefs have made the company successful.
Barton Weeks, MS, MBA, PE