It has already been more than one month since the launch of the “Value of the Month” concept and series of blog posts in AK. In the previous (and initial post), the full list of AK values, the methodology for defining these values as well as the process for highlighting the role of the Value of the month and discussing about it were presented.
Well, the value of the month this time is No 8, “Proud Delivery“. According to the official list of values, the concept of the Proud delivery is that
“We only undertake work that we can deliver with the highest quality standards that will make us proud; our reputation is more important than any single project“.
As expected, this can be interpreted in several ways; to my understanding, this means that we need to feel responsible for what we are doing and do our best in order to provide the best outcome possible in all cases. It is obvious that in such cases each one of us represents the company and acts on behalf of it, therefore we should make sure that the outcomes we deliver meet the quality standards of Agro-Know. In an ideal world, where time would not be an issue, all time and effort required for a specific task would be assigned to it; however, based on actual facts and taking into consideration the amount of tasks assigned to each person and the time limitations for each one of them, each person needs to ensure that he/she will be able to deliver the best possible results in the defined and allocated time and effort, as well as other limitations that may exist.
My experience shows that working with EU project is a really demanding work so it is not always possible to provide outcomes as they were initially planned (due to various factors, such as lack of enough time, dependence on external factors etc.); still we need to find the way to deliver outcomes that will make us proud, both at personal as well as at corporate level.
According to Veronika, “Proud delivery for me is – don’t promise if you can’t fulfill it. Undertake only in case you can complete it in the time frames you promise, otherwise reschedule and inform the waiting part. Since we work and collaborate with many colleagues, we should always keep on mind that there is no first or second priority, if you undertake and promise to deliver. When we implement the task, we do our best and we are sure and proud for whats done. Otherwise, I personally prefer to reschedule and extend the deadline if possible.“
It would be interesting to see what other AK team members have to say about the value of the month: In the comments to this post feel free to speak out your thoughts about the value of this month, express ideas, comments, give examples or even just upload a photo/picture that represents the way you understand the value.
Your contribution is not obligatory, but we would like to see 18 different comments – all of them before March 28th!!