We have a bunch of entrepreneurs working together, taking risks, solving problems, being passionate about learning, innovating, and contributing. All without the financial risks, of course. (How nice!) We call them employees.
We encourage our people to:
- Stand up and speak out
- Be open, friendly, and honest
- Learn, unlearn, and relearn at every opportunity
- Respect even the smallest of contributions
- Keep raising the bar
We regularly recognize and reward great attitude among employees. This stems from the firm belief that the right attitude automatically translates into greater enthusiasm and creativity at work.
Our Redwood Awards endorses committed, self-motivated employees who work hard at making a difference – be it by way of meeting unholy deadlines, clocking lengthy hours, coming through no matter what, or even just by being their usual flexible, conscientious self. It celebrates tenacious hard work and lofty ambitions. It also serves as a reminder that great attitude (which some pack along to work) is not everlasting, unless worked upon.
It credits both – “how you work” and “how you approach your work” – thus clearly emphasizing that while knowledge, skills and abilities help define a person’s work, the right attitude (that intangible, cultivated side) defines the person.
So it is no surprise that all the awardees share common characteristics – a zeal to grow, ability to realize potentials, ride through difficulties, overcome failures, and build upon core strengths. Like the Redwoods. Hardy, self-reliant, and dependable.
Now, a bit about the namesake of the Awards, the Redwood Tree…
At first sight, the tree completely dwarfs you. A veritable giant, it grows from a seed no bigger than that of a tomato, reaching heights of 367 feet and more. Around since the Jurassic Age, with an average life expectancy of over 600 years, its scars and caverns echo past troubles. Its roots go “out” (not down) 900 feet, interlocking with the soil and roots of other trees, as if establishing camaraderie. Fire, disease and pests have failed to conquer it, making it evergreen.
Primeval, resilient, enduring, and majestic, the Redwoods are the inspiration behind our annual Redwood Awards.
Our I’mpossible Awards acknowledge and reward teams that make the impossible, possible.
Formidable deadlines, challenging specifications, exacting requirements – there are some who take such scorching projects head on, and turn them into amazing experiences for themselves as well as for their clients.
We hail such teams for their unwavering commitment and indomitable courage, in the face of such seemingly impossible situations.
For them, “Impossible” means “I’m Possible”.
So we’re all about learning and innovation.
But what makes us special? Other than the fact that our people devour learning in any form, do not hesitate to share, and aren’t afraid to speak their minds. While these are critical factors for innovation to thrive, we wanted to take deliberate steps to ensure that it continues to remain in our DNA.
The answer is an award that celebrates the attitude we most cherish.
Established to create a culture of idea generation, these awards encourage people to come up with ideas on an ongoing basis. There is no limit to the number of awards a person can win.
Because you see, an idea has the power to shape the world, and we don’t want to miss out on a valuable opportunity to be able to do so!
The reason why, at Learnnovators, you would not hear anyone ever say ‘big deal’ to anything anyone comes up with.