Promoting Community Involvement in the Workplace

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Logic20/20
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Since 2005, CEO Christian O’Meara has led the technology consulting firm Logic20/20 Inc., which twice made Seattle Business Magazine’s list of Best Companies to Work For. Christian O’Meara brings his own volunteering background and prior experience with international relief work into the company’s culture by supporting organizations like Leaders for Africa and encouraging his staff to engage in community service projects and fundraisers.

Many fundraising events encourage businesses to raise funds as a team. In addition to supporting worthy causes, volunteering and other charitable service has a positive effect on employee morale and retention rates and demonstrates a firm’s social responsibility. In order to encourage more of their employees to participate in community service projects, companies can incorporate volunteering into their workplace culture.

Businesses can do this by providing incentives such as paid volunteer hours or recognizing standout employee contributions with an award or certificate. Employers can also attract candidates already involved in community service by drafting a company mission statement that includes a commitment to improving the community.

Investing in People Results in Improved Performance

 

Christian O'Meara

Christian O’Meara

Christian O’Meara is the recipient of a bachelor’s degree from Brunel University, England. Currently, Christian O’Meara serves as CEO of Logic 20/20 Inc., a business consulting firm based in Seattle, Washington.

In order to achieve great performance, companies need to focus on their employees. This means choosing the right people and creating a positive and fulfilling working environment. Here are some suggestions for promoting a positive corporate culture.

Manage the whole person. It is important to keep employees motivated by paying attention to their overall well-being. This includes being aware of not only their workplace responsibilities and performance, but also their emotional and physical wellness.

Mentor and encourage employees. Learning is a lifetime process, and providing regular training and mentorship to employees contributes to their professional development. Furthermore, let employees share their ideas and skills, and recognize those who go above and beyond.

Offer opportunities for community involvement. Engaging in outreach activities can be emotionally fulfilling for many employees. By organizing philanthropic projects, employers provide opportunities for workers to contribute to their communities while getting to know one another.

Supporting Employees in the Workplace

 

Logic20/20 pic

Logic20/20
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Christian O’Meara serves as the CEO of Logic20/20, a Seattle-based consulting firm. With extensive knowledge of strategic growth pathways, Christian O’Meara emphasizes the importance of investing in those who make up the workforce.

Logic20/20 team members are treated with respect, and their talents are embraced in ways that motivate them to expand their skill sets and lead others. The basic philosophy at the company is that aspects of performance, such as home life, work life, and emotional and physical well-being, are deeply interconnected. When employees are supported in the various facets of well-being, including those not directly related to the workplace, overall performance and job satisfaction increase.

In practical terms, this philosophy may include employee sports teams, such as soccer, basketball, and softball. For employees who do not enjoy sports, other activities are available, including video game competitions and board game matches.

A highlight for many workers is Lego building, with sets on a communal work table. By engaging in sports, games, or other leisure activities, employees can relax, unwind, and socialize in ways that help form the foundations of future collaborative efforts.

Artificial Intelligence and its Potential

 

Christian O'Meara

Christian O’Meara

The co-founder and CEO of the technology and business consulting company Logic 20/20, Christian O’Meara leverages advancements in technology to provide business-focused solutions. Focused on assisting companies in solving business and technological challenges, Christian O’Meara has written about the ways in which artificial intelligence and machine learning could help businesses.

While popular culture has led many people to associate artificial intelligence (AI) with fearsome and potentially dangerous robots, the truth about the technology’s potential is much more comforting and is revolutionizing business operations. Generalized AI, in which machines can think and make decisions, is still far outside our reach. What we have is known as “weak AI,” or specialized machine learning in which people train machines to perform particular tasks.

Machine learning uses algorithms and data sets to create a model, which can then allow a machine to process new data. The possibilities for this technology span many fields, ranging from medicine to retail.

Studies have shown that machine learning could improve the ability of health care teams to predict which patients are at high risk for strokes or heart attacks, thus improving preventive medicine and patient care. When applied to the retail industry, machine learning could predict consumers’ actions in ways that improve the effectiveness of customer service and product development.