Do You Feel Empowered?

It’s been two weeks since I started at Huddle, and I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this family. There should have been some anxiety and uncertainty as I began my first few days, right? Wrong.

The people, the job, the environment; I am blown away by the positivity at Huddle.

The workplace is where we spend more than one-third of our lives, and the environment in which we work impacts we how think, act, and reflect. So, what does the environment at Huddle look like? I have always believed a work environment should be a place of positivity where you feel empowered and fulfilled.

Empowerment: the idea that giving employees skills, resources, authority, opportunity, motivation and holding them responsible and accountable for outcomes of their actions, will contribute to their competence and satisfaction.

Fulfillment: a feeling of happiness and satisfaction.

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I feel empowerment and fulfillment go hand-in-hand in the workplace. After two weeks at Huddle, I would say each person within the organization could be described using these two words. It’s quite admirable.

While making the transition to my new career at Huddle, I quickly began to realize I too would find myself empowered and fulfilled in my role because of my new environment.

 

Here are the reasons I know this to be true:

1. Vision

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When your CEO starts off a discussion to the sales teams with scripture from Romans, you know you are a part of something special. He referred to the passage to help highlight his vision for the future of the company and his message to all of us to “Believe in the process”. I looked around me during this time and couldn’t believe I get to be a part of this family. The team leaders continued the discussion with what the future of Huddle looks like and their expectations of each of us in the year ahead, three years from now, and five years from now. This right here is an example of how Huddle believes in the process by believing in its people. How empowering is it to know you play a pivotal role in the bigger picture?

2. Purpose

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For me, I feel empowered when I have purpose. My team leader has made it clear from my first day that he is confident in my ability to do great work, bring value to the team, and give new perspective to discussion. Feeling that sense of purpose has been the biggest void in my career before Huddle, but it’s empowering to know I now have an experienced leader who believes in my potential. Huddle is a place where each individual has significant purpose and values their work, while they are valued by others. I am empowered knowing my purpose on a team with an intentional leader who has given me the tools to succeed and will hold me accountable for my outcomes.

3. Great Relationships

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As part of the onboarding process at Huddle, I sat down with every person in the company over the course of the first week. I immediately realized each person within the Huddle family is unique, yet all of them are emotionally and intellectually committed to the organization. They are engaged, they add value, and profoundly impact Huddle. I couldn’t believe each person, no matter their role, took the time out of their busy schedules to get to know me on a personal level.

I think we can all find the value in our work and build great relationships, but the leaders in the workplace create a standard for the environment where we can thrive. This relationship standard among the leaders at Huddle is exemplified in everything they do. They support each other, they build each other up, and they challenge each individual on their team to perform at their greatest potential. I know I will look back on my first week and be thankful for the solid foundation that was built to start great relationships with my Huddle family.

My overall experience during my first two weeks has been overwhelming in the best way. I am so excited to work alongside people who keep the vision of the future in mind, who add value, and who encourage each other in all that they do. The family at Huddle has already made me feel empowered and fulfilled.  

So, what does your work environment look like?

Are you surrounded by people who empower you to be fulfilled?