Pride in a Job Well Done

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Pride in a Job Well Done

Added on: 05.26.10, by Jeremy Girard

It’s human nature to want to share things we are proud of with those around us.  As soon as I walk through the door at night, my kids greet me, ready to show me the new picture they have drawn or the latest steps learned in dance class. I smile and see a bit of myself in their enthusiastic displays.  I too love to share my excitement with others.

One of the most fulfilling aspects of my job as Creative Director at Envision is the chance to launch new Web sites for clients.  This is an exciting event because it marks the culmination of a successful project, but I also love this time because it allows me to share our hard work with the world.  I’m proud of the work we produce at Envision and I want everyone to see it.

This sense of pride in Envision extends beyond the sites we design and develop in the Web division. Standing in the back of the room at our recent ‘Empowered Desktop Virtualization’ event, I watched Todd speak to a large group of attendees, their attention keenly focused on him and his presentation. Seeing this level of interest in what we were doing and looking at the quality of our presence - from the layout of the room, to the graphics and banners we had on hand to support the event, to the substance contained in the presentation materials and content, made me proud to be there representing Envision.

Earlier this week, the Providence Business News announced their list of ‘Best Places to Work in Rhode Island’ for 2010. I was very proud to see Envision Technology Advisors named to this list for the second year in a row. Similar to the pride I feel when we launch a new site or stage a great event, knowing that I am not only a part of something special here at Envision, but that others can look at this company and recognize that as well is a great feeling. I didn’t need an award to know that there’s no place I’d rather be than Envision, but this ‘Best Place to Work’ designation is confirmation of my feelings and just like I love to share our work with the world, it’s nice to share the quality of the company itself with others through an award like this.

As I sat down to write this article and reflect on what this award means to me as an employee of Envision, I couldn’t help but recall an exchange I recently had with one of the students in the Web design class I teach at the University of Rhode Island. Not surprisingly, I often use examples of what we do at Envision in my lectures and lessons.  After using one of these examples recently, I had a student remark that ‘Envision sounds like an awesome place to work!’

I smiled at the comment and assured him it was, indeed, a wonderful place to be. In fact, it’s one of the Best Places to Work in Rhode Island – for the second year in a row.

Congratulations to all the companies named to the Providence Business News’ ‘Best Places to Work in Rhode Island’ list for 2010. I look forward to seeing you at the awards dinner.

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