Our Core Values define who we are and how we operate. These values are an integral part of our character and an ever-present reflection of the content of that character. Our Core Values logo not only encapsulates the words that define our Core Values, but also embodies elements of constant improvement and strength, forming a strong foundation to support the realization of our potential.
The Triangle reminds us of the strength that comes from living our Core Values. The Triangle is the strongest of shapes and is the building block of many structures because of its ability to bear heavy loads without collapsing. Triangles only collapse due to material failure, but not due to structural design. Because of their properties, triangles are used to build strong structures, such as bridges and buildings. Our Core Values serve as our structure. Every one of us can bear a heavy force knowing that our Core Values and our Team Members will be there to support us. And knowing that our colleagues are upholding the Triangle makes our structure even stronger.
But our Core Values Triangle is incomplete and stands as a constant reminder that our journey is never over and that our quest to improve never ends. We can complete our Triangle when our entire Team fills in with their actions, their growth and their contributions. Our Core Values enable our Team to add their own personal touch in order to demonstrate, and realize the benefits of, our collective commitment to Excellence, Integrity, Accountability and Teamwork.
We are constantly striving for personal and professional growth. Perfection does not promote growth, it does not allow for mistakes or chances, and it does not encourage the risk-taking that we need to pursue. In fact, the illusion of perfection stifles our potential. We recognize that there will always be something else, something different, some action that we can take to improve and to grow. We should not only recognize that we are incomplete, but embrace this challenge because it allows our Team the space and the opportunity to broaden our abilities, enhance our motivations, take risks, develop creative solutions, expand ourselves and promote the growth we seek.
Personal and professional growth are areas where you can make your mark, you can decide how you will contribute, you can decide how you will make this Core Values Triangle complete today. We will grow as a Team because we will take this journey together. Simply put, our Triangle isn’t finished, but we have the tools to move ahead – and, together, we will complete our Triangle.