The annual staff picture day is taking place this Sunday at OMG. This is our chance to show not only our individual styles but also to put those styles together into one, quirky company portrait. While imagining how ridiculous our team of inspired individuals will look in front of the camera lens, I found myself grinning at the image in my head and telling myself how privileged I am to have the opportunity to work with the wonderful people at OMG.
Culture is one of the most important elements to any business plan. You can have all of the money and personal connections in the world, but without a unique company culture, your brilliant plan will slide into the uniformity of the market. Why is this? A business without welcoming, motivated employees is just a place for uninspired people to spend their society-scheduled time to be someone’s employee from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. A business with passionate employees that has a love and belief in the company they represent is one that will draw in new clients, as their passion for the company will radiate in their pitches. If your employees believe your company’s mission, so will potential clients. That is how your company will separate itself from competitors that have equally helpful services and propel your company into becoming a powerhouse in the market.
Though each workplace has its own culture, no two cultures are the same. Each company has something that all of the other businesses do not have: a particular team of professionals. From an individual’s style of writing to the shoes on their feet, each brings their personal style to work every day. The combination of personal styles develops into an unduplicated company culture. As new individual styles are added to the mix, the company culture can be finely tuned or morphed into something completely different. In a society of so many businesses within each market, it is more pertinent than ever to let personality play a leading role in hiring new team members, as the addition of a new personal style could change the dynamic of any office.
As a fairly new addition to the team, I am proud to say that I am a part of the unique, fun-loving, energetic and innovative team that is OMG Agency. On picture day, I plan to express my personal style by wearing my sparkly shoes. As I envision my shoes gleaming in the sunlight, they seem to be a perfect representation of not only my bright outlook on the communications market but also my belief in OMG’s future.