As we approach what is traditionally known as the “Festive Season”, I would like to stop for a moment and reflect on some of the events that have transpired in the last 11 months, making up the year that is 2011. So many wonderful, exciting and memorable moments have taken place, all of which will propel us at lightning speed into next year. Let’s take a moment to savour a few of the stand-out happenings.
Firstly, the employment of some new, young, up-and-coming people in our office. This is exciting on several levels, as the need to employ more people means that:
a) The introduction of new ideas, thoughts and contribution from these new minds brings such a fresh and interesting air into the way we go about our daily business. We are constantly being encouraged to contribute at brain-storming meetings, so more people equals greater in-put which equals more marvellous ideas.
b) It’s always great to enjoy the company of and get to know someone new, both in the work environment and on a social level. It broadens ones circle of friends (at least in our office it does) and makes for more merriment around the office.
c) The need to employ more staff means the business is growing. This in itself is another awesome event that hasn’t just taken place in 2011, but is fundamental to what we look forward to as being a steady, regular and exciting part of DGM Advertising – growth and expansion on so many levels.
With growth comes more responsibility, knowledge, challenges and diversity. These are just a few of the qualities we have all taken onboard as part of our roles here.
Responsibility – a chance to extend ourselves in our day to day activities.
Knowledge – it’s always great to learn something new, and every day we are taking in a wealth of information and applying it to our relevant jobs.
Challenges – wherever there is growth there are bound to be challenges, that just comes with the territory. Bring them on, we’re ready for them.
Diversity – this means stepping out of our comfort zone, being open to a whole new way of viewing, processing and dealing with opportunities.
Let’s not forget the office move we had in July. The excitement of moving from Preston – a place we had called home for a number of years – to Abbotsford, brought about a real sense of camaraderie as we all pulled together to organise, pack, shift, unpack, set up and finally settle in to our new offices. Even the few minor glitches along the way couldn’t dampen our spirits. We just have to look out at the magnificent view from our desks, or sit out on the balcony overlooking the Yarra, and all issues are forgotten.
And the true celebration, the culmination of all the hard yakka, was the Launch Party in October. This provided us with the opportunity to meet many of our valued clients and suppliers. For some of us they are just people we communicate with over the phone, or via email, but actually meeting them in person brought our relationships to a new level, one where all future communication would evoke a more personal, familiar tone – such a positive outcome. Yes, the Launch party was a huge success and a magnificent event on the 2011 calendar.
So it is with great pride, satisfaction and anticipation that we welcome the start of the Festive Season, and the wind down of another year. As we reflect on all that has brought us to this point – the hard work which has reaped such outstanding achievements – it is with a big smile and cheer that we count down the weeks to the end of 2011. I, for one, cannot wait to embrace all that will be in 2012!
Posted by Denise