The following was a talk given by the owners of Wilmot Modular Structures, Michael and Kathy Wilmot, to their Co-workers at last year's Annual Meeting. They gave concrete examples of the Company's Core Values. Contrary to what many companies claim, Core Values can't just be announced or made up. They aren't characteristics a company wants to have - they are the makeup of its employees. All companies have Core Values by the virtue of who is operating within that company. In this post, we'd like to highlight our core values and our family here at Wilmot Modular.
We take pride in our Core Values and they have now been woven into many of our processes and activities. All interviews include a description of our Core Values and candidates are given examples of real life stories that show how we live those values. Core Value Wristbands are given out quarterly to any Co-worker who was nominated by another for exhibiting our core values. All performance reviews include a discussion on whether that person is living up to those values.
One of the things our Leadership Team worked on over the past few months was determining exactly what are our core values. Every company has a set of Core Values built into it. It’s made up of the values of everyone that works there. I would like to share with you the Core Values that our Leadership Team believes represent our company:
- - Team Player
- - "Can Do" Attitude
- - Wants to learn more and improve yourself
- - Works hard to provide great customer service
- - Reliable
- - Most importantly, Does The Right Thing!
Having people with those values are what got us here today. It's why customers keep coming back to us — its why we are successful. The reason we want to share those values with you is because it’s really important to us to have everyone on our team working with the same set of core values. It's what makes us tick.. It's what sets us apart.
It's important to be a Team Player. It was shown by Ted when he met the crane at 2am in D.C. to lift our units over the Federal Reserve Building and stayed there for several weeks while the units were installed and fit-out. Or Mark and Charlie when they go on the road for days and sometimes weeks at a time ¬leaving their families to manage a jobsite. It was our whole Accounting Department over the last several
months working long hours to put together information for the banks so we could get refinanced. All of these folks "took one for the team."
Just about everyone here has done something over and above what is asked of them — giving more than 100%. And it all starts with a "Can-Do Attitude." We pride ourselves on our core values here at Wilmot Modular, and we'd love to show how our family can help your company grow in 2018.
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