Within our company, strong relationships are the basis for creating an environment that encourages learning, growing, and sharing in successes. Everyone wants to feel valued. And that begins with feeling connected to each other.
As I get older, I have come to realize how relationships are the basis of so much of our personal and professional lives. Although we are a company built on technical skills, such as engineering and surveying, it is HOW we provide those skills to our clients that really matters. Our relationship with our clients and our colleagues, built on trust and respect, is what can set us apart from our competitors. Our clients want to know that they are important and that we will listen to their concerns. That comes down to maintaining strong relationships.
I definitely have seen how maintaining positive relationships with our clients benefits both them and CGA. I’ve seen it in Parkersburg with Lee and Le Grand with Luke – these cities trust those engineers to help them navigate the complicated world of utilities and infrastructure. They trust us with services and budgeting – critical roles for any community. They rely on our expertise and trust us to give them workable solutions.
Discussing Core values often seems hokey, but I could work on a computer at a desk in lots of different companies or organizations. What matters to me is how I’m treated, how my colleagues are treated, and how our company treats the world. The work is important but it’s the relationships that you develop and nurture that carry you through the years. We all want to be part of something bigger than just ourselves.