What Gets You Up In The Morning?

Every so often it’s helpful to reflect on why your job matters to you – why you put in all the effort, passion and commitment you do.

For me, one of those moments came last week when I read this post by my colleague Rob Clark (which I’m re-publishing here with his permission).

I’ve worked a number of jobs throughout my life. Every single one of them I’ve put everything I’ve got into it. That’s just how I’m wired. I can’t be at a place and not give it my loyalty, my dedication and the full extent of what I have to offer.

Most of these jobs have adequately compensated me though a few have undervalued my contributions and balked at fair payment. Some of the jobs were extremely rewarding – most often through the people I’ve worked with. Some of them were educational – though more often than not a hard lesson learned.

But I have to say that my job at Edelman is the first where I consistently feel that I’m getting more back than I put in. And lord knows I put in a lot.

What’s more – I know that this isn’t simply a momentary happenstance or aligning of events. The company is putting the effort into making this a culture. Making this the regular modus operandi. I greatly appreciate that effort because it tells me this is not just a fluke or temporary alignment of good people. This is the way things will be. Smart people, doing creative and challenging work, together as a team.

I couldn’t agree more, and couldn’t be prouder to have people like Rob with me on that team.

What about you?

Dave Fleet
Managing Director and Head of Global Digital Crisis at Edelman. Husband and dad of two. Cycling nut; bookworm; videogamer; Britnadian. Opinions are mine, not my employer's.