What a great week it’s been here at VoIP Innovations! We started off the week by implementing some new strategies that our President, Jason Tapolci, learned while he was that the Leadership Summit last week. One thing he took away from this summit was that standing during meetings can make them run more productively. So far I think it’s been working!
The speaker who had the biggest impact on him was Dave Kerpen, who is the founder of Likable Media. Dave talked about how important it was to recognize your employees for doing a great job. How do you do this? He says that all you have to do is give them a simple thank you card to let them know how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication to the company. Jason’s goal is to give one thank you card out a day to show his employees that he values what they do. This week he had given cards to Jason Marshall, Jessica Young, Randy Stegner and Denise Breide. I personally think that this is a great thing to start doing at any company and if you already do something like this or would like to start doing the thank you cards, please share that with me!
Now let’s talk a little more about what we’ve been up to this week. On Tuesday we updated the My DID Groups in our BackOffice by adding the ability to see international and Toll-free DID’s, along with the local DID’s in the same group. Before this update happened, customers could only put local DID’s into a group and then would have to look in other places for the international and Toll-free DID’s. Thanks to this update, our customers can see everything in one, neatly organized group.
Also this week we had Corey Potts and Sebastian Kiely attend the ITW show in Chicago. They got to meet with people from Level 3, Peerless Network Inc, and tons of other companies from our industry. Peerless even invited them to visit their brand new data center that blew Sebastian away! After they finished touring the data center, Peerless even treated them to a night out at a Cubs baseball game. Check out our Facebook page for picture of them at the game.
I also want tell you a little bit about some construction that’s been going on around the office. We have seen a tremendous amount of growth in our company recently and have decided that it’s time for our office to be expanded so it can continue to accommodate that growth. The construction started in April and is well under way. There’s some excited things happening at VoIP Innovations and I’ll continue to keep you updated as they happen! If you’d like to read more about this build-out project, please check out this blog post from ABG Capital.
It’s time to bring this post to an end because I have to get ready to head out the office early today. As you know, we’re always doing some kind of employee event or volunteer event around our community. Today we’re heading over to the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies to clean off headstones. By doing this, we’re helping them to get ready for their Memorial Day festivities. This will be my first time at the cemetery but everyone who did it last year said it was a great time. I’ll be posting pictures and video along the way so make sure you’re keeping up with us! Have a great weekend :)