We had a fun day today. Well, we probably have fun most days, but today we launched our new internal training brand; LSLearns. LetterStream always wants to develop, and cultivate an internal culture of learning to go along with our already “fast and perfect mail” mantra and our “mad customer love” vision for customer service.
It is our belief that as employees grow and learn they start to discover their unique talents that can unlock a tremendous amount of capability. David, our President, is often heard saying that inside everyone is a hidden super power that can manifest itself in the workplace in amazing ways. LSLearns is an attempt to formalize our belief that people, when awakened in the right way, can do amazing things.
Some skeptics may say, “Ah, this is just an attempt to squeeze more productivity out of people”. We might respond; “Sure! Sort of.” After all, what’s wrong with more productivity? But “squeeze” probably doesn’t capture the essence of our training efforts, instead we might use the word “foster”. By creating training, learning and growing opportunities we allow our employees to decide how much effort to put into their own career development plan, and hopefully inspire them along the way to be excellent at whatever it is they are doing.
Leader of Leaders and Learner of Learners, Kay Coleman, helped us launch the day, and our new brand, by leading us through some activities to engage our minds in different ways. Kay has been an active learner, teacher and facilitator for most of her life, was Program Director with iLeadAZ – a program developed to lead school principals to greater success, and now provides consulting services to companies (like ours!). Thanks Kay, for coming along side us with our passion for learning!