Category: Culture

Creating Loyal Alumni

DISHER Alumni Alison Shields

What comes to your mind when you read or hear the word ‘alumni’? I would imagine most of you thought about graduating from a particular high school or college. Maybe images of football games, tailgating, homecomings, class reunions, or old friends from a fraternity of sorority came to mind. Wikipedia defines ‘alumnus’ as a former member, employee, contributor,… Read More

The Art of Rejuvenation: Life is a Marathon not a Sprint

Dusk at Santorini

Dusk along the coast of Santorini on the Mediterranean Sea.   My wife and I had the privilege to rejuvenate by taking a vacation to Europe this summer. Like many of you, we heard how awesome Europe is with all of its history, food, entertainment, night life, and more. We planned a two-week adventure down to the hour.… Read More

A Healthy Culture Reduces Ankle Biters

A Healthy Culture Reduces AnkleBiters

Meet Scout. Scout is an English Springer Spaniel. Scout is cute. Scout is a lot of work. My wife and I are dog lovers. We talked about our dogs on our first date. We always assumed that we would have a dog at some point during our married lives. Our first dog was Cooper. She was a beautiful… Read More

Authentic Motivation

Authentic Motivation

How to Bring Purpose, Passion, & Productivity to Any Project I’ve had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects in several different industries during my ten-years at DISHER. Some of them have been very rewarding while others have been a bit of a bear to get through. To better understand myself and gain more insight… Read More

The Fundamentals of Feedback

The Fundamentals of Feedback

A Skill Worth Developing Giving and receiving feedback is a skill that pays big dividends for personal development. And like any skill it can be developed. At DISHER, when I am working on complex project teams with multiple parties, being able to communicate feedback often and effectively helps build trust among the team and enables the team to… Read More

How Will You Play Your Hand?

Good Stewardship is a Win-Win

  Good Stewardship is a Win-Win A Core Culture Characteristic at DISHER December is our month for highlighting Stewardship at DISHER. It’s one of our 12 Culture Characteristics. Every December we talk about what it is, why we do it, and the many ways in which we can carry it out in our lives throughout the year. Our… Read More

Is Your Corporate Mission Just Lip Service?

Is Your Corporate Mission Just Lip Service

Building a Culture by Design™ I’ve worked in some awesome companies— collaborative, educational, challenging, and most of all… fun! The best jobs have always had the best people. I’ve also worked in some not-so-great environments— political, demanding (in that “oh no - what are they making me do now” kind-of way), deceptive, and profit-at-all-costs thinking which made for… Read More

I Love Being Right

I Love Being Right

I love being right… and the importance of creating meaningful culture visuals is one of those times. Being right doesn’t happen as often as I think it should happen but when it does— it feels sweet. Yes, one of my many personality challenges is the internal conviction that when I have an idea, it is probably a good… Read More

June Offsite 2017

June Offsite 2017

Finding Our Sweet Spot On June 16th, the DISHER team set aside their typical work day to deliberately focus on the fundamentals. Members from every team and every office congregated at the HRM Gateway Center for a company-wide offsite. For seasoned team members, the day wasn’t a surprise. It was the continuation of a biannual tradition and a… Read More

All I Got for My 5th Anniversary was a Rock

All I got for my Fifth Anniversary was a Rock

Building a Culture That Thrives™ I just completed five years at DISHER. This milestone was recognized and celebrated at an all-company meeting a few weeks ago where I was given a rock. Yes, you read that correctly. They gave me a ROCK. And you know what? I was thrilled. Why? If you look closely, it tells a story.… Read More