Each month we are featuring a different company core value that guides our business model. We hope throughout this series you a gain better understanding of who we are and why we exist. Since December is a month filled with gift-giving, this month’s featured value is Selflessness.
Our value of selflessness is defined as putting the needs of customers and teammates above our own:
- We will put the customers desires above our own, and do what is best for the customer. Project success is a team effort with every member of the KC Restoration team contributing to a satisfied customer.
- We are expected to seek ways to assist our teammates and to go above and beyond for our customers.
- We work selflessly, which not only increases the quality of our work, but our job satisfaction as well.
Do you get more joy from giving or receiving a gift? A new study shows gift-giving will result in more prolonged happiness than receiving a gift. The act of giving a gift is selfless because you are not putting your “self” as the center, but another person. Selflessness starts with our thoughts, which leads to our words and actions, which creates a habit, and is seen in our character.
When the pandemic hit and many employees started working from home, we tried to find ways to connect with others. LeAnn, our CEO came up with the idea of passing around a book: The Acts of Good Journal. Along with answering personal questions and writing a note to the next recipient, you also give a gift to the person to whom you pass along the journal. This has given us a vehicle to demonstrate thoughtfulness and express appreciation to each other.
There are thousands of selfless acts, but here are a few suggested acts of kindness:
- Bring coffee to a coworker (if working remotely: send them a gift card with a note)
- Allow someone to merge in traffic
- Bake cookies for a friend
- Leave soup on a sick person’s door step
- Give a compliment to a stranger
- Donate old items
- Send a thank you card
- Share your resources with others (i.e.: doctor, hairdresser, nail salon, etc.)
- Give someone a book that changed your life or way of thinking
- Pick up litter
- Pay for someone’s meal.
- Leave a positive review
- Be kind and show grace
- Let someone cut the line
We hope you have a safe and healthy holiday season and continue the act of gift giving in December and beyond.