Rarely does anyone ever ask, "Does your company make you a better person?" Most times, companies are a place where one comes to collect a paycheck, have a fancy title, or simply to feel as if they have accomplished something. However, most times, people are wasting precious hours of their day maintaining two full-time jobs. One, the actual job they are paid to perform, and two, covering up their inadequacies and insecurities that they desperately want no one to discover.
Too often, professionals are more exhausted by the concern that they have to perform in a certain manner in order to be considered successful, than by the stress of actually getting the task done. Other times, people spend countless hours worried about their home life and personal situations and feel they must "check it at the door", in order to get the job done successfully. Studies, however, have found over and over that a happy employee is the most productive employee. Understanding this truth, many companies try to throw in a "fun day" or team building events attempting to "make things more fun" for their staff.
But consider what it would look like if you knew you could come to work and be truly honest about your personal deficiencies and insecurities, life situations, and true feelings and know that this was not only allowed, but encouraged. Wouldn't knowing that you don't have to fit in a certain box in order to be a success propel you to be a better person and therefore a better employee?
At Kahler Financial Group, we strive to have a culture that values personal development in the same manner as we value professional development. As our core purpose is to transform the financial and emotional well-being of people (not just our clients), we have embarked on becoming a DDO or a Deliberately Developmental Organization. A DDO is an integration of business excellence and the growth of employees into their best version of themselves. We believe that if we can become better people, we can become a better team. As a better team, we can then provide better service to our clients.