Our whole team came back from the Summit on a high. There was so much about that conference that just seemed to work and, to us, represented so many of our core values– sense of community, welcoming, nurturing, continual improvement and more–and your stream of positive comments during and after the event cemented this feeling.
The Summit has been all over social media and will be featured in several of the top industry magazines in the next few months so watch for the articles!
Not only did you feel the line-up of speakers provided a solid array of information on important topics, but I think we can all agree that the Gala (I’m negotiating with the band for 2016!) and the other little touches added tons of fun for all.
Lastly, the sponsor representatives said that a) you were the friendliest, most engaged group they’ve ever seen and b) if they could reach high quality, smart remodelers like you every day, they’d be over the moon!
Thank you very much for helping us make the Summit such a success.
Since we returned, we’ve received many helpful comments on how we can improve the Summit and all of our meetings. Thank you for these.
Unfortunately, we also heard from members who were disappointed in what they perceived as their peers’ lack of commitment to their group:
- First, several members saw a lack of commitment to active, engaged membership and the actions that demonstrate this dedication like full meeting attendance, complete information submissions, and the complete review of our group packet before each meeting.
- Second, the seeming lack of responsibility for completing the business improvement commitments made to their Roundtables Groups at the Roundtables meetings.[/listarrow]
– a pledge or promise;
– the act of committing, pledging, or engaging oneself;
– the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action;
These two forms of commitment are the backbone of what Remodelers Advantage and Remodelers Advantage Roundtables stand for and are instrumental in creating the dynamic, engaging community that we have all built together.
You joined Roundtables because you believed in our principles and philosophy of success. If you will work the system, it will work for you. And you will be surrounded and supported by smart, savvy, experienced remodelers and industry experts who will help you achieve your goals. The majority of our members agree and work the system hard. But, if you are one of the few members who have let your motivation slip, it’s time to recommit today!
We and your fellow members will help you in any way we can – but only if you are accountable for delivering on your commitments to us.
If an emergency crops up, making it impossible to meet your commitments, you must communicate this to your group immediately to help them understand. It is not acceptable to show up for your meeting and simply say, “I didn’t do my commitments.” Even if you have a fantastic reason, this is not the time to communicate the problem to your group.
As we all know, what gets measured gets managed. Starting with the 2014 Spring Meetings, we’ll ask each group to measure their success in completing commitments.
Here’s how it will work:
After each meeting going forward, each group will tell us what percentage of their commitments were completed. (eg 27 completed out of 30 commitments made = 90% Completion). Our goal is for each Group to have 100% success rate and be one of the top groups in the community. Your efforts to complete your commitments will drive significant improvements for you and give bragging rights to the whole group! And, because our new members want to get into groups who are accountable and committed, the best of the new community members will be clamoring to get into the top groups!
Again, we know with you, we are probably preaching to the choir but we felt it was important to again communicate our stance so that we all share the same expectations and can help each other every step of the way. Thanks for being a part of our community.