Every workplace teaches you something, whether you want to learn the lesson or not. Sometimes, you don’t figure out the lesson until you’ve long left that particular job, and you’re on to the next. Other times, the lesson is immediate and undeniable.
Some of my former workplaces showed me what it could be like when things are really clicking & the energy is high, everyone brings something to the table and the work doesn’t feel like work. In those environments, good things happen.
So I’m amazingly proud that Durée & Company is one of only 10 individuals and two businesses in South Florida named as the 2013 Top Workplaces for People on the Move by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. The award recognizes leaders in a wide range of industries for fostering growth and success among young professionals, as well as for their contributions to their organizations and community. All of the recognized workplaces were honored on August 22 at a special dinner at the W Fort Lauderdale.
What does the honor mean to me? That I’m creating the kind of environment that will launch careers and inspire others. I was quoted in today’s Sun-Sentinel article about the awards as saying the recognition is the “icing on the cake” and it truly is.
Each and every day, my staff members (and I) are learning valuable lessons. I know those lessons will serve us well if not today, then in the future.