Genius is in the idea. Impact, however, comes from action!
To "make an impact" can oftentimes feel like a daunting task, but at KCM Agency, we encourage ourselves to embrace this challenge both in our work and everyday lives.
Impact In Our Work
In our last two KCM Thinkbox posts, we shared about our work with Children in Harmony and KCON. Though the two are very different in their mission and scope, a common thread is the positive impact made by each in their respective communities. Being able to work with partners and clients that understand the importance of impact and programs with purpose has definitely a blessing as it fuels our company culture.
Impact in our Everyday Lives
Working on projects that bring to effect a positive change on others is only one part of creating a culture of impact. KCM Agency also strives to place value on the impact individual members bring to the team. Impact can be a fairly abstract ideal to work towards as an individual though, so to help tackle this core value, our Culture & Code Handbook breaks it down into actionable tasks. such as focusing on results, or the big picture as mentioned earlier. If we lose sight of what we are trying to accomplish, most likely any potential impact will be lost.
When we focus on great results, we do impact-driven work.
Our Handbook also says to be consistent in our quality of work. This means we should be dependable because it is the cumulative work we do as a team that determines the success of a project. An important skill to have for completing our work is to exhibit bias-for-action. We should be empowered to make decisions quickly and execute. We all have different roles and responsibilities so it is our prerogative to take ownership of them. This includes using the resources around us, peers included, to complete our responsibilities.
Although these objectives focus on what we can do as a team member it doesn't mean that we are alone. Everything we do builds towards making a shared impact. The more we excel in quality of work, bias-for-action, and a results-driven focus, the greater our individual contributions to the team will be. As professionals, we want to be able to say that we have done great work and this in turn has an impact on the people we work with. It's this circle of positive influence that fosters a culture of impact in the workplace and contributes to a powerful company culture.
This post is part 3 of our KCM Culture series! Check back for more as we explore each of KCM Agency’s 7 Core Values!