As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun! Today, account director Kerry Doy has reached her second anniversary of being part of team Prominent, and in her blog she considers what important lessons she’s learned along the way.
Is it really a year ago that I celebrated my one-year anniversary? It certainly doesn’t feel like it. Although so much has happened, it also feels like yesterday that I joined the world of pink. In the space of 12 months, the team has more than doubled, we’ve had promotions, wedding proposals, won new clients and acquired a sister company. We’ve made new friendships, became more prominent in the business arena, celebrated some amazing highs but have also been there for each other when the lows came with a bang. It’s been a crazy year. But what I have learnt in those 365 days? Too much to put into one blog but I have managed to whittle it down to my top four points.
1. A supportive team enables you to succeed
This sounds like a cliché, but I believe it 100%.To have a supportive team behind you means you feel more productive, confident, ambitious and less afraid to take on a challenge. You can share knowledge as well as develop as an individual. Because of this the business can flourish.At Prominent, we haven’t just made formal work relationships, we’ve made friendships. As a result, we know we will support each other during work as well as personally. This support is formidable; we have each other’s back.
2. Don’t be afraid to ask for help
By knowing what you can and cannot do well, means that you work more efficiently while freeing yourself up to ask for help when you necessarily are unsure.Here, we do this with abundance and are encouraged to ask for help when we need it. And since we acquired RB, our skillset has increased dramatically.As a team of individuals who have different skills and passions, we can utilise this variety to provide the best service for our clients while constantly learning from each other.A win-win situation. So in our case, asking for help is not a sign of weakness.
3. Celebrate the highs however small
As a team, we like to celebrate.Birthdays, promotions, client wins, award wins – nothing is too big or too small for us to mark.This may seem like a frivolous act, but for me, this provides a feeling of worth as a team member. It’s great that we celebrate all accomplishments however insignificant they may seem. And I’m sure the others will say the same thing.
4. Invest in personal and professional development
Finally, make sure to invest in your own personal and professional development – whether that be monetary and/or time set aside.We, as a company, invest in continuing professional development (CPD) as well as undertake Workshop Wednesdays – where we share knowledge within the team.As the disciplines of PR and marketing are constantly evolving, CPD enables us to make sure we are aware of what’s going on within the industry while inspiring us with new ideas – to the benefit of our clients.A small investment with maximum reward, and something I highly recommend.
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