The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ (OGC) participated in the Think GREAT Leadership Connection Program designed to improve productivity and strengthen relationships within the workplace. Influential speaker, former marine, and author Erik Therwanger led the program and walked through important aspects of building a successful company and developing togetherness among coworkers.
This program helped leaders further develop essential tools in being key contributors within the company. All team members, including interns, were encouraged to participate in the series. A few sessions of honest, constructive discussion took place on how the OGC can be a more dynamic and collaborative workplace.
A main focus of the program was the importance of culture and communicating effectively.
“Communication has been a key topic of discussion throughout this program,” Controller Ryan Shimek said. “With the recent surge in orders, production, and shipments over the last several weeks, communication has become even more important to make sure all the moving parts are working together to be successful.”
Among culture and communication, topics such as establishing values, prioritizing tasks, and delegating roles were also addressed. In response to the leadership course, leaders are taking action to strengthen their impact on the company. Laura Podmolik, customer service manager and eastern sales coordinator is already implementing the program’s teachings: “I’m strengthening my focus on prioritizing tasks for the day by making daily lists before diving into the everyday responsibilities.”
As OGC continues to grow and be a leader in the outdoor industry, remaining efficient, productive, and connected is key in keeping up with demand. The Think GREAT Leadership Connection Program is a valued tool in further developing leaders within the company to contribute in a dynamic and effective way.
ABOUT THE OUTDOOR GREATROOM COMPANY
The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ manufactures innovative, upscale products with design appeal for indoor and outdoor living spaces. Products include gas fire pits and gas fire tables, outdoor kitchen islands, outdoor gas fireplaces, indoor electric fireplaces, outdoor patio furniture, custom, and commercial-grade products.