Question: what (or who) is small, green, plush and tirelessly promotes and upholds the values Omnikron has adopted to build its culture and reputation?
Answer: Value Trophy Man! While not technically a “man” (or even human) Value Trophy Man (VTM for short) has worked with Omnikron for many years as a mascot, and has never allowed his small size or non-human status to affect his ability to function in the Omnikron cultural space.
A soft, green dragon puppet, VTM spends his work days guiding, supporting and motivating Omnikron employees to practice the values he holds dear.
While VTM rarely speaks, he did agree to be interviewed for this piece, and provided us with a statement regarding his tenure with Omnikron:
“Working with Omnikron has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my career as a non-human corporate mascot,” VTM revealed. He went on, “These are some of the most dedicated, honest and hardworking folks I have ever met, and I look forward to finding new ways to create value initiatives and connect with Omnikron staff members on an individual basis.”
The values VTM embodies are Respect, Attitude, Integrity, Commitment, Empowerment, Accountability, Leadership and Balance. These values create a solid base of belief, conviction, and trust from which Omnikron employees live, work and flourish.
Whenever VTM discovers an Omnikron staff member sharing or demonstrating one or more of the eight values, he reaches out to that individual, and spends up to two weeks accompanying them on their day-to-day work tasks. Through this non-verbal support and acknowledgement, VTM provides praise and reinforcement, encouraging the entire company to offer recognition and appreciation in honor of the values being demonstrated.
VTM has pioneered the use of non-human corporate mascots in the business world, and one thing is certain – at Omnikron, he has found a group of professionals who consistently embody the eight values to create a corporate culture that is nurturing, collaborative and highly productive. Building and maintaining this culture have lead to exceptional rewards at every level, but most importantly, the staff at Omnikron derives great satisfaction from operating in a supportive, cooperative and mindful work environment.
Respect involves valuing others and treating them with dignity. Taking someone’s feelings, ideas, and needs into account is a crucial way to show respect. Although everyone is different, it is important to treat them in the way we would want to be treated. Respect must be earned by respecting one’s self and others.
At Omnikron, we respect our customers and each other by valuing their feelings, ideas, and needs.
“R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Find out what it means to me.”
Attitude is one’s emotional disposition and response to a particular object or situation. A positive attitude is a choice; no one is a slave to a negative attitude. Being positive is achieved by choosing to focus on the good and rise above undesirable circumstances. Appreciation, enthusiasm, kindness, and flexibility help create a positive environment where everyone can thrive.
At Omnikron, we choose to energize our organization with our positive attitudes.
“People may hear your words, but they feel your Attitude.”
~John C. Maxwell
Integrity is the quality of standing firm to a moral or ethical code; doing what is right because it is right. An individual of integrity can be depended on because they do “…the right thing, even when no one is watching.” He/she does not change his/her behavior based on personal gain or loss. To have integrity is to be incorruptible.
At Omnikron, we always do what we say we are going to do, and do it to the best of our ability.
“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.”
~C. S. Lewis
Commitment is the quality of being dedicated to something or someone. When someone is committed, they are passionate in upholding their promises in regards to it. Therefore, committed people are trustworthy, because they have integrity to keep their word and carry it out with excellence.
At Omnikron, we are committed to to our customers and the promises we make to them, no matter how much it may cost us.
“Commitment is what transforms a promise into a reality.”
Empowerment celebrates and respects personal freedom while promoting and enabling personal development. To empower an individual is to enable them with the skills and attitudes needed to govern their own lives. Empowered individuals have confidence and satisfaction because of the achievement and freedom they experience performing their responsibilities.
At Omnikron we empower our customers to achieve their professional goals while taking ownership over their own domain.
“Empowerment means encouraging and allowing individuals to take personal responsibility for improving the way they do their jobs and contribute to the organization’s goals.”
Accountability is an environment in which individuals answer for their duties. Committed individuals do not shy away from accountability but instead pursue it. No matter an individual’s level of authority, accountability is necessary for shaping daily work and achieving organizational results.
At Omnikron, we make sure everyone is accountable so we can always keep our promises to our customers and partners.
“Accountability is the glue that ties Commitment to the Result.”
Leadership is more than directing people. Instead, leaders lead not only by their words, but also by their example. As a result, leaders must emulate the values they wish to see in their followers, even when their choices might be unpopular.
At Omnikron, we passionately create leaders who lead by example.
“Management is doing things Right, Leadership is doing the Right things.”
Balance is a state that occurs when the different forces in our life are in proper proportions. While work is a central part of our lives, it is not our singular focus. When we work on achieving balance in our lives, we will be able to perform better at both work and home.
At Omnikron, we promote a healthy work life balance by celebrating holidays and personal achievements as well as providing flexible work and training schedules.