HCIM Colleagues met at the HCIM Development Office located in Concord, Calif. on Friday, November 5, 2010 for our semi-annual All Colleague Meeting (ACM). The meeting was facilitated by Jeffrey Hall, Executive Vice President, Client Services, and Angela Reynolds, Corporate Communications Coordinator. The focus of the meeting was centered on team building with Colleagues participating in various team building events throughout the day to encourage everyone’s participation and input.
In the morning session, Michael Wilson, President & CEO, shared HCIM’s new Five Year Strategic Goal and discussed the various strategies that HCIM will implement to accomplish the goal and grow the company to “Five Million in Revenue in Five Years.” In addition, Jeffrey Hall led a session where each of the current 2010 Strategic Goals and Objectives Action Plans were reviewed, and updates were given on each action plan that is still in the process of being completed.
Another topic discussed during the meeting was HCIM’s Corporate Blog. Angela Reynolds discussed the recent HCIM website statistics and strategies for drawing more readers to the blog website. All HCIM Colleagues participated in a “Blogstorming” session where they discussed their ideas for their personal contributions to the blog, and HCIM will begin implementing some of these recommendations in future blog posts.
Once again, HCIM was pleased to welcome Katrina Gesh-Wilson of GW Operational Consulting Group, LLC (GWOCG) who led a motivational presentation based on Spencer Johnson’s book entitled “Peaks and Valleys.” During the session, Mrs. Gesh-Wilson discussed how personal peaks and valleys can be used not only in relation to HCIM but also in everyday life, and she outlined eight steps for creating change. At the end of her presentation, Mrs. Gesh-Wilson encouraged the Colleagues to express their thoughts on various peaks and valleys encountered during their work at HCIM over the past year, and she discussed ways that HCIM can use those events to propel the company to the next level.
During the afternoon session, HCIM Colleagues participated in the semi-annual “Hole-in-One Tournament” which had a “twist” (or some would say a “squeeze”?) this year. Instead of the typical golf ball which has been used in years past, the object of this event was to hit a lime into the hole using a golf putter. Amy Sipe, Client Services Consultant, beat out her competitors and emerged the winner this year with three out of four of her attempts being “hole-in-ones.” After winning the challenge, it was overheard that Amy is not yet ready to give up her career with HCIM to join the LPGA.
Prior to the ACM meeting, all Colleagues were asked to anonymously submit an “odd job” that they had done in the past. This list of odd jobs was placed on the wall of the meeting room, and throughout the day, everyone had the opportunity to write down their guesses as to who did which odd job. After the daylong meeting, all HCIM Colleagues and their guests dined at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse located in downtown Walnut Creek, Calif., and the odd job answers were revealed. Everyone enjoyed finding out which odd jobs their Colleagues had once performed, and the most anticipated revelation was that Angela Reynolds had one time held the job of “Meteorite Rock Polisher.”
HCIM Colleagues look forward to these face-to-face meetings as it gives everyone a chance to connect with other Colleagues who they may not otherwise meet with during the year. HCIM will continue to hold online Colleague meetings via web conference bi-monthly, and another ACM will be held on March 18, 2011.