How We Get Fired Up To Make A Fantastic As-Built Survey For You
HOW IT STARTED:
We have always liked to think of ourselves as a fun company. Whether it’s company parties and events, office jokes and pranks, or just the lively discussions and laughter that you hear on a daily basis, it’s clear that the people at PPM have a good time at work – for the most part. But as we have grown to 20+ people, we’ve found it hard to keep that same spirit and positive energy – particularly in the mornings. See for yourself with this “before” photo of Alyson:
Before. Lethargic and low energy. Not ready to Bust.
One of our favorite words here at PPM is “Busting”. When you “Bust”, it means you are giving your full focus and energy towards whatever you are doing, and you’re in a good mood while you do it. A typical conversation with one of our As-Built Surveyors might go something like this:
Me: “How did that project go today?”
Surveyor: “It was great. Came out perfectly. I totally busted it.”
Me: “Awesome. Nice busting.”
Infact, we like this word so much that we made it our very first Core Value
BUSTING IN THE OFFICE:
It’s fairly easy to Bust in the field – you get to the jobsite early, you have a finite amount of work to get done, and besides measuring buildings is FUN! But in the office it’s a little harder to get fired up sometimes. It was in response to this problem that the Bustation Declaration was invented at PPM.
THE BUSTATION DECLARATION:At 8:45AM sharp, each morning, the entire staff at PPM stands up and gathers together (either indoors or outdoors)
After. Look at Alyson now! High energy Busting!
I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below. Anyone else do something similar at their company?