I have been at Blue Pony for over two years now. It is hard to believe time has gone by so quickly. Working for a company as unique as Blue Pony is an exciting adventure. In one word, I can sum up why Blue Pony is successful:
team·work [teem-wurk] noun
1. Cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group of persons acting together as a team or in the interests of a common cause.
2. Work done with a team.
People in almost every workplace talk about “building the team”, “working as a team”, and “my team”, but few really understand how to create the experience of teamwork or how to develop an effective team. This seems to come easy to Blue Pony, but with all the time and effort that is put into choosing the right candidate for each position as we grow into a larger company, it makes sense why.
It’s hard to find work places that exemplify teamwork. Today, our schools, our family structures, and our pastimes emphasize winning, being the best, and coming out on top. Workers are rarely raised in environments that emphasize true teamwork and collaboration. This can make it tough to create a true teamwork environment, but it can be done.
Belonging to a team is a result of feeling part of something larger than yourself. That’s where most people fail because they really only think of themselves. Remember, there’s no “I” in TEAM! From day one, Blue Pony has been led down a path of building a team and working in unity. Being able to do this has a lot to do with the understanding of the mission and objective of each client, as well as each individual project.
In my opinion, Blue Pony successfully lives the definition of teamwork. When asked, the Blue Pony team doesn’t mind sharing ideas and bouncing them around. It starts with one small idea, then adding bits and pieces from others imaginations, and rolling them into one creative and effective solution for our client. Now that’s teamwork! It can be tough and challenging to build a successful team because of the diversity people bring to the team. This includes opinions, knowledge, values, past work experiences, upbringing, education, prior team experiences, life goals, work goals, skills in communication and even team building opinions. But again, with Blue Pony, it all flows together nicely. All these differences in personalities are what make such a well-rounded end product for our clients.
Teamwork and collaboration can be taught and developed by creating a work culture that values collaboration. In a teamwork environment, people understand and believe that thinking, planning, decisions and actions are better when done cooperatively. When you become a team member, you recognize and believe that “none of us is as good as all of us.”
I am so fortunate to be a part of the Blue Pony Team!
is Sales & Marketing Director at Blue Pony