Vertically-structured hierarchies, probationary periods, long-awaited opportunities to embrace leadership roles…familiar with these concepts? Terms like these line the office manuals and methodologies of many companies that exist in today’s corporate ecosystem. After only a few months with Collaborative, I can tell it’s not like that here. Collaborative is an organization built on the foundation that together, with each of us blending our talents and skills, we become a more dynamic force.
Coming from a highly functional HR background, I was used to the mainstream policies of working overtime to prove myself, continuously waiting, and devoting so much time and energy trying to achieve a certain level of notoriety within my company. When will I get the opportunity to explore my talents and dreams? How can I combine my strengths and interests to better my organization?
What a difference a day makes! Here at Collaborative, I’ve learned that we hire the best and brightest to begin with, so each person is given the opportunity to shine and excel in a variety of areas. There are no hoops to jump through, waiting games, or gimmicks. It’s simple: we work smart, we know our stuff, and we do what we love.
I’m already seeing a difference. My background (and passion!) is in Training and Development. Within one month of working at Collaborative, I was working to co-facilitate and eventually lead our new-hire onboarding course. I’ve never been a part of an organization where other team members and leaders believed in my skills and put me in a position to have such an impact. But, that is simply the kind of company Collaborative is. They place trust in the hands of those that they know will succeed.
All in all, I can say that my experience during these past few months has been incredible. I’ve been able to meet, greet, and introduce many of our new employees to Collaborative’s ecosystem, and provide them with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in their future training. Also, I’ve been able to develop my own skills of facilitating, navigating the Workday product, and becoming a mentor for one of our new team members. I’m elated to see what the future holds. Cheers to my new “Commonplace!”