By: Rhonda Wessel If you follow me on my personal Facebook page, you know that I have turned some of my hobbies into side ventures for me and my family. My newest one I took on in December 2015. One of the things that caught my attention with this newest venture was that I could work it as much or as little as I wanted or needed. Right now it has been very little because of some of the unexpected things that have been happening this year. So, I am working it around my daily life and my schedule. I signed up with this new company because I fell in love with their simple and easy to use products and wanted to share with my friends and family. Not to mention I was impressed or maybe intrigued by their 10 Core Commitments that they would like everyone who joins their company to strive for on their daily work with the business. Do I meet those 10 Core Commitments daily? No, I do not, at least not right now. Partly because of life in general and secondly, I’m little nervous about stepping out of my comfort zone and into relationship/network marketing. Where am I going with this? Well, it occurred to me that some of these 10 Core Commitments are exactly what we, at IDO Incorporated, do daily, whether interacting with clients, vendors, or the general public. Or educating our employees and providing design services to our clients. Their “10 Core Commitments” are as follows:
- Complete Brand Partner Training.
- Commit to at least 2 exposures a day. (i.e. Facebook, sharing information on products and services with customers or potential employees).
- Commit to circulating all your products.
- Attend weekly Market or Real Results Party.
- Attend weekly training.
- Attend your monthly Regional Event.
- Attend all major corporate conventions.
- Commit to personal development.
- Find “workout partner”
- Be here a year from now!
Which ones fit with what IDO does and strives for? I would say almost all of these. Let’s see how this relates to IDO if we had a 10 Core Commitment policy:
- Complete Training. Everyone at IDO is required to complete training when starting with the company as well as On Boarding provided by our office staff.
- Commit to at least 2 exposures a day. (i.e. Facebook, sharing information on products and services with customers to our potential clients, marketing our design services).
- Commit to circulating all your products. For us at IDO Incorporated this would be our design, move management, and facilities management services. We present these services to clients new and old on a daily basis. Whether it is in the daily work of our projects or presenting to potential new clients.
- Attend weekly Market or Real Results Party. Ok, so we don’t have weekly parties or in our case Lunch and Learns. The IDO staff attends Lunch and Learns at the main office once a month.
- Attend weekly training. IDO has an IDO University luncheon once a month. This is product training or education.
- Attend your monthly Regional Event. What would be IDO’s regional event?
- Attend all major corporate conventions. What would be considered major corporate conventions for IDO to attend? I would say Neocon. Or any other convention sponsored by the Design community or conventions that clients would like us to attend.
- Commit to personal development. IDO is committed to each employee’s personal development. If you want to continue your education, get certified, or expand on professional development or a specific area in design, our upper management is great at encouraging it.
- Find a “workout partner” Everyone at IDO is encouraged to find a mentor within or outside of IDO.
- Be here a year from now! As IDO is approaching it’s 25 Year Anniversary we are working on something fun. As well as working toward everyone’s individual goal’s of where they would like to be in a year.
This some great food for thought, and as I begin to step out of my comfort zone and look into the idea of marketing to help IDO market to the Life Sciences industry and our community or pursue my personal interests outside of work, I think this is a great list to have or create for your own company. What is your 10 Core Commitment to your customers/clients and your staff? Think about it and how you would incorporate them into your daily business development.