Leo Parsons, the President and Chief Operating Officer at West Chester-based CTDI, will speak about creating and maintaining a meaningful corporate culture from both a local and global perspective at a breakfast on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 8:30-10 AM as part of the People’s Light Corporate Circle Speaker Series.
Throughout its history, CTDI has preserved a strong sense of family.
“This stems from the longevity of our employees within the company, and from their personal connections to each other inside and outside of the workplace,” said Parsons. “We encourage outside interaction, whether through life celebrations, recreational activities, or volunteerism.
“Many of our employees have children that have interned or worked at CTDI, and their achievements and special occasions are also celebrated. We extend this to our customers, with whom we have long-term relationships, and who have become part of our history and our evolution.”
CTDI has harnessed the power of social media to foster that sense of family among its more than 14,000 employees at 92 locations across the globe.
“Each year, we have annual events, such as a summer picnic for employees and their families; an end-of-summer antique/classic car show and cookout, and a holiday party,” said Parsons. “Each office does its own thing, but we share pictures on social media to help our employees feel a sense of unity and camaraderie.
“In fact, social media has become one of our most valued tools for connecting to our other offices and sharing news, achievements, and special occasions.”
Parsons, having joined the company 36 years ago right out of college and having worked his way up to his current position, can relate to employees and their needs, which contributes to CTDI’s unified corporate culture.
“I understand the challenges faced in each department because I was there, too,” he said. “Having come up the ranks like so many others, I have experienced similar types of problems as our younger teams are solving, whether related to process or fast-changing technology.
“Working on the floor with them, shoulder-to-shoulder to seek solutions, creates a stronger connection across departments and supports that sense of being in this together and working toward a common goal.”
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To RSVP for the breakfast at The Farmhouse at People’s Light, e-mail Dawn Elyse Warden at firstname.lastname@example.org.