Frank Talarico | email@example.com
Leaves are Changing, So Could Your Business
Something magical happens in October. The air is crisper and clearer; the trees start to turn from green to an array of gold, copper, and bronze; the sense of something new and exciting happening lingers around every corner. The start of fall feels like a new beginning – a fresh start. The long and hot summer has drawn to a close, making way for new ideas and fresh perspectives, in turn bolstering that drive to get motivated, get productive, and get things done. This is especially true for businesses. A recent study found that workers get the most out of their work in the autumn months than at any other time of the year.
For those who want to improve their businesses, autumn is the perfect time to make some positive changes. Providing a good business culture is hot news right now, with recent research by Gartner showing that managing and improving culture is a top priority for business and organizational leaders. So why not take this autumnal opportunity to improve company culture?
Productivity is at its peak during the fall, with more tasks getting completed than any other season. Use this to your advantage and define the nuts and bolts of your company culture, including your business values, working arrangements, and your employee recognition program. Record and share all the details with your team to spread awareness of your company culture initiatives and to ensure staff are in the know.
The other great thing about autumn? It’s full of events like Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the lead up to Christmas, giving you the perfect excuse to organize work socials that bring people together.
All those fresh ideas and perspectives that suddenly feel possible at this time of year? Ask your staff to share them. This feedback will help you design a workplace culture that’s inclusive, employee-centric, and authentic. Use the many digital tools like polls, surveys, or e-forms to collect feedback, so that you can gain insights and monitor any trends that keep popping up.
We at the Section and in each of the Chapters use this time of year to begin our planning for the next year. Budgets, event plans, and a review of the current year to consider ways to improve our member services are all underway. I invite you to contact me if you have any feedback on the past year’s events and services.
My congratulations to those who made the Hudson Cup teams. We look forward to an exciting competition, October 20-21 at Tacoma Country & Golf Club. Thank you to all who attended the PNW PGA Merchandise Show and Fall Meeting. Our vendors were happy to connect with many of you in-person. I encourage you all to reach out to them year-round. Vendor information is kept up to date on the Online Member Handbook (ForeTees login): https://web.foretees.com/pnwpga.
The PNWPGA has the opportunity to make an impact in the lives of those who so faithfully served our nation. Help us change the lives of Veterans in our Section by donating to PGA HOPE. Our goal is to raise $10,000 by Veteran’s Day. Visit: https://p.ga/hope/donate/pacific-northwest.
Fall is also a wonderful time to say thanks to our very loyal partners. Very special thanks to Mr. Trent MacEachran and Callaway for their support of our section and our partnership in producing the inaugural “PNW PGA Callaway Golf Challenge.” The 2023 challenge leaderboard has already started. My thanks, also, to the sponsors of the 2022 Pacific Golf & Turf Pro-Am Championship: Pete Trudeau with Pacific Golf & Turf, Bud Garmany with Garmany Golf, Amy Grogan with Hole-In-One USA, Eric Kobylinski with Mizuno USA, and Morgan Price with Therabody.
Lastly, a reminder that we have started the “new year” of the Farmers Insurance/Jared Bouchey Hole-in-One Challenge. The new challenge year runs from now until October 18, 2023. For more information on eligibility and how to get your share of $10,000, please click here.
As always, if I or any member of our amazing section staff can be of service to you, never hesitate to call.