Work as a Team
MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT, JIM EMMERLING
Teamwork is key to our success as an organization. For PCWC, a team is your work family. Where a group of people with different experiences and backgrounds work towards a common goal. We have standing teams that are ongoing work groups and cross-functional teams where different areas of the organization are represented to get the best solution we can for our customers.
While there are a lot of ways to make a team successful – our most effective elements are our commitment to open communication and mutual accountability. Some approaches that are used at PCWC are:
- A team environment encourages employee empowerment. That also encourages reasonable risks in the everyday workplace. If you trust each other then you can provide an amount of decision making at a variety of levels.
- Respectful and consistent communication. Being open and honest can go along way as well as listening to expressed thoughts, ideas and opinions. Ask questions to clarify.
- Each team member is unique and special. Everyone comes to the table with something different that must be embraced. Diversity in solving a problem not only improves the process but can result in something amazing.
- The team has a lifestyle of continuous improvement. This one shows that the status quo is an everchanging. Engaging in an improvement lifestyle creates a dynamic work environment and a way to satisfy customers long-term.
The idea of working as a team has long been out there in industry. But teamwork takes work. It doesn’t just happen. PCWC continually strives to improve the team approach, hopefully, creating a satisfying and rewarding work experience for all our associates. Read More on our PCW Way Blog Series.