At HG Logistics LLC, a third party logistics company located in Cincinnati, Ohio, you never know what you will be asked to do. A few weeks ago our manager asked all employees to do two things: First, he wanted us to list on an average work day our job duties from the time we arrive until the time we leave. Secondly, he wanted us to write down our vision for HG Logistics in the next six months.
I immediately jumped to the task of listing everything I do. I included the least to the most important duties. I even went a step further and included my responsibilities performed on a weekly and monthly basis. As I was finishing my list, I began to realize how easy it is to get caught up in the busyness of the day. It is also easy to fall into routines where certain things become automatic. We don’t even have to think about them.
However, I did have to give our manager’s second request much thought. Envisioning where I see our company in six months was a little more challenging. One of the reasons being is that I get so involved in completing the everyday jobs that I fail to step back and look at the bigger picture. Honestly, I appreciate his asking us to do this because it forced me to look at how what I do affects the overall company. The jobs I do from day to day are not just a list for me to do and mark complete. They serve a purpose in helping the company achieve its goals. I have concluded that no job is insignificant. Each is vital to the success and smooth running of the company.
I do not know what our manager’s plans are or what he attends to do with the information we submitted to him. But as for me, an employee, I found it motivating to envision HG Logistics’ success and seeing the part that I can play in HG Logistics achieving that success.
HG Logistics LLC is a third party logistics company and freight transportation broker located in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information please contact us by phone: (877) 574-4744, (513) 244-3026 or e-mail: [email protected].