Allow me to introduce you to Amanda Butterfield, our Office Manager and INTEC Group’s first ever P.A.L ambassador. I’m sure you are asking yourself, what in the world is a P.A.L ambassador?! Simply stated, P.A.L. is an acronym for INTEC Group’s corporate values – Professionalism. Authenticity. Leadership. All equally important when you are trying to foster a corporate culture focused around people and promoting continuous personal and professional growth; characteristics all employees at INTEC Group are encouraged to explore and exemplify no matter what their level or position within the organization.
In an effort to “reward” and acknowledge those amongst our staff that consistently and outstandingly demostrate these values (which, BTW, is not always as easy as it may sound), we decided to launch this internal program to recognize a new honoree each quarter.
So, how (or more importantly, why) did Amanda become our first P.A.L. ambassador? Staff members were encouraged to email their nominations to our President and CEO, Keith Switzer, who ultimately made the final decision based on the feedback. Here is just a quick snapshot of some of the great comments he received about Amanda:
“I am recommending Amanda. She always has a smile on her face and whenever you ask her for something she does it without question. She is very efficient, willing and always asks if she can help. No matter how many times you change something you’ve asked her to do, she won’t complain and goes ahead and does it. With some people, sometimes you think twice about approaching them and asking them to do something – you get apprehensive. With Amanda there is no thinking twice or wondering how she is going to react.”
– JG (INTEC Group’s most seasoned veteran)
“I would like to nominate Amanda for the P.A.L. award; she has displayed every aspect of professionalism, authenticity and leadership. Amanda is consistently promoting our brand and always with an energetic attitude. Her professionalism, authenticity and desire to succeed and promote the firm’s brand is infectious.
I am grateful to be a colleague of Amanda!” – HC (INTEC Group’s newest employee)
No further explanation needed! That’s how Amanda was selected as our first honoree. There is certainly more we could say as she continuously goes above and beyond in all she does but we just want to thank her for exemplifying our values and consistently being a true example for our employees. Congratulations, Amanda! An honor well deserved.