Kate Cline is editor-in-chief of WQP. Cline can be reached at [email protected] or 847.391.1007.
At Blue Ribbon Pelham Waters – Water Quality Products’ April Dealer of the Month – teamwork has been key to keeping the business running smoothly.
Whether it’s veteran employees educating new hires, or simply preparing the dealership for the next day’s work, everyone – including owner Steve Pederson – pitches in.
“If there’s a piece of trash that needs to be picked up, a place that needs to be swept, a vehicle that needs to be washed, everyone from Steve Pederson all the way down to one of the guys whose only job is to load water makes sure our lot is picked up and our alley is swept,” said Sales Manager John Miles.
Miles also credits Pederson’s open-door policy with helping everyone to feel the teamwork atmosphere.
The teamwork doesn’t end inside the company however – Blue Ribbon Pelham Waters finds it important to work with other industry organizations as well. Miles said he said he used to ignore the Water Quality Assn., but has now embraced the opportunities it offers to learn from others in the industry.
Encouraging teamwork within your company, as well teaming up with industry associations, can only make a business stronger. How do you encourage teamwork at your company? Let us know in the comments, or e-mail us at [email protected].