Viewing Posts from March, 2012
How do companies continue to thrive when the current reality is shaky? By focusing on your employee base.
When I started at NRG Systems in 1999, I was immediately struck by the global destinations for our orders. A company of 20 people in Hinesburg, Vermont was shipping products to nearly every continent and multiple countries. I started keeping a list of where we were shipping.
During the rough and tumble of everyday life, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the immediate moment and lose sight of the broader perspective. This is true in all areas of our lives. In sports, a defeat can be overwhelming if not viewed as a learning experience.
Jan Albers, author of Hands on the Land: A History of the Vermont Landscape (MIT Press, 2000), teaches that the process of making decisions about human impact on the landscape is demanding, complex and continuous. She has written: “Landscapes do not just spring fully formed, from the earth.