I always tell the fantastic team that work with me and Dee at Fuzion Communications, that they don’t work for an entity, they actually work for themselves.
Fuzion isn’t the place where they work, it is them, it is us.
Together we turn up, we ply our trade and we give of ourselves and the result of this is Fuzion.
The place where we work is what we collectively make of it, and it is up to us together, to make it a special place that we can all enjoy.
When we get this right and we enjoy doing great work together for our clients we call it Win Happy.
When anyone new starts I explain our simple work philosophy to them and I am sure they think I am a total crackpot because sadly it doesn’t normally operate like this in the workplace.
I am in the middle of a fantastic book and the following powerful excerpt really resonated with me as it describes our philosophy better than I ever can:
There is love and respect in the centre of everything that we do together.
It’s not just business, it’s personal.
When you come to work with me, I had to be assured that you’d bring your heart
Heart sealed the deal.
We are more than an idea, an aesthetic. We are a philosophy, a collective, with a professional code of honour.
It is based on the principle that we bring our best, everything we have, to remind you of everything you have, your best.
That it’s a privilege to exchange smiles, soul and heart directly with the people in front of you.
That it’s an honour and great fun to join in concert with those whom you’ve invested so much of yourself in and they in you, your fans, the stars above, this moment, and apply your trade humbly (or not so!) as a piece of a long, spirited chain you’re thankful to be a small link in.
Excerpt from his book ‘Born to Run’