from the desk of the coo – april 2021
“You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.” -Jim Stovall
From the updates below, you’ll see just what a whirlwind of activity March was for DFT. Everything from new signage and team members to the investments we continue to make in our infrastructure and the settling of departments into a pre-pandemic cadence.
While Ramy and I are still processing and learning from the mountains of feedback and insights we gleaned thanks to all of you sharing your answers to review questions, we see a lot forming on the horizon. Everything from new and improved snacks, to more intuitive and efficient workstation setups, and how we communicate the genius efforts happening under one roof every day.
Newsletters and Friday meetings, while in themselves a hugely positive addition over the last year (so you say, I was deeply humbled to hear that from so many of you), are simply not enough. Again and again we heard you shout out your colleagues. Again and again we heard just how intimidating it can be to work alongside the deeply knowledgeable powerhouses we’ve assembled here. Again and again we heard people say they wanted to know, learn and contribute more to the innovations we’re pioneering behind the curtain and quietly introduce to the community.
Folks, there is so much goodness in this tiny little team, and it makes our stories so, so big. For 2020 to have been one of our best years on record is not an irony that escapes us or one we will ever take for granted. It was so much more than keeping the doors open, this team employed or our clients going – this was a bright, shining moment for the best in each of us.
We have heroes on this team, yes, that’s true – but it takes a certain strength of character to achieve all that we did during such a storm.
“None of us is as smart as all of us.” — Ken Blanchard
nancy jundi, coo