"During November 2016's Manager Meetings, each of our managers was asked to channel their inner artist and paint part of an image on a small piece of canvas. What the managers didn't know when beginning this project was that the pieces they were painting were only a small section of a larger image ─ and that those little pieces would be put together to form a big, beautiful picture.
What did the managers gain from completing this task? Aside from becoming TAC's star artists, the following are some of the discoveries the team enjoyed by participating in this exercise:
•Being challenged to use a skill that may not have felt comfortable and gaining confidence in using that skill
•Taking the time to discover possible hidden talents
•Learning that paying attention to the details and taking your time can result in accomplishing great things
•Building trust in fellow teammates to complete their part of the project
•Being reminded that each piece of a puzzle is essential to a whole – even when you don't know what the "whole" looks like
•Seeing that the whole is certainly greater than the sum of its parts
•Being reminded that trying something new is always challenging, risky, and maybe even terrifying, but, ultimately, it can be very rewarding
•Discovering that we are all capable of more than we realize
This experience made me think of a famous quote from General George Patton, “Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what you need done and let them surprise you with their results." Our managers are amazing leaders. We applaud them for their dedication to this project. They are capable of achieving great things, and we look forward to seeing what they will do next! " - TaxAudit.com
Art Trek staff put up the Character Wall created by 5th grade students, staff and teachers at Maple Elementary School last week. Thank you for another great collaboration!