7. Collaborate.


Work as a real team. Collaborate with each other, our customers and our partners to find the best solutions. Don’t argue over who is right. Discuss what is right. Collaboration generates better ideas than individuals working alone.



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Marc's Message

As you know, we have five core values: Family, Trust, Communication, Teamwork, and Continuous Improvement. These will all stand the test of time...

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Jim’s Message

I like the word Collaborate because it complements our core values of Teamwork and Communication. On a team everyone has their own role...

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Dave's Message

This is one of my favorite Fundamentals, because it speaks of working as a team, and “Teamwork” is one of our Core Values. By definition...

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Mark’s Message

What separates humans from primates? Chimps and Bonobos are our closest relatives and have brains close to the size of humans. In fact...

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Katelynn’s Message

“You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When...

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