My first introduction to Quantum (since I am still newish to the Valley) was a group of volunteers at KidSpree wearing Quantum logo’d t-shirts! The first impression made was that this was a company giving back to its community! Then I wondered if this may be a company filled with physicists and inventors, due to the logo on their shirts, before being swept in the moment of school shopping with a friendly young boy. This week we have an amazing program in store for you and Quantum is again on the radar! Norm Kester, the President and CEO of Quantum will be sharing with us what his company does and the culture of his company. My previous curiosity should now be satiated!
In doing a little research on the company’s website, I came across a blog that paralleled many concepts of Rotary. The way the company’s “cult”ure was described, made me feel like they were talking about our Rotary Club! The similarities were uncanny in a kindred spirit kind of way! In this specific blog, it was mentioned that “if you have your culture right, people can feel it. They may not be able to articulate it, but they know it clearly.”
I am going to continue to share word for word some of what was stated in this blog as it is too good not to! Here we go: “When an organization’s culture is strong, an employee needs to feel aligned to the values of the culture to be successful and happy. For some, this is a bridge too far. Others feel right at home. Not all cultures fit all individuals. This is fine. This is normal. This does not speak to a person’s worth or the organization’s worth.” When you joined our Rotary Club, did you feel it was the perfect fit?
Quantum’s Core Values are Attitude of Servitude, Belief in the Individual, and All in the Same Boat. The blog went on to describe each of these in more detail and made me think of Rotary’s 4 Way Test (Twilight Zone sound effects in the background)… The byproduct of Quantum’s culture is a great group of people who truly, deeply care about each other and those they serve. They have created an environment of safety and trust among a community of people aligned in shared values and connect to their purpose every day. Again, our Rotary family comes to mind!
If Norm is not already a member of Rotary, he really should be! And, he should be a member of our Club!
Yours in Rotary Service,
Michelle Corradetti, President
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