To resist is futile.
“One reason people resist change is because they focus on what they have to give up,
instead of what they have to gain.” -Rick Godwin
A business person must be nimble, fluid, open to adjustments, willing to ying instead of yang. You do it all day… we all do. Things do change. Things do need to be adjusted from time to time.
Recently, the chamber board and staff made the decision to adjust the chamber’s hours of operation. We are adjusting when we are open to the public, not necessarily because we want to, but, this is the best way to TAKE CARE OF OUR CHAMBER MEMBERS, while managing changes made to salary structures by the Dept. of Labor.
What will be gained with this adjustment of hours? Staff will be able to attend important community and committee meetings, we’ll be able to serve members when it is best for them, not because of office hours. The flexibility our staff will appreciate will reap benefits for you, our members, just as it should.
So what’s next?
As of November 21, 2016 our hours will be 10am to 4pm. The majority of our walk-in traffic and phone volume is during these hours.
The board room will still be available, from 9am-4pm. There may be a few exceptions due to events. For any organization who may be used to having access to this room from 8-5… your attendees may be cheering right now… (shorter meetings)
Committee meetings scheduled outside of the 10-4 time-frame will stay the same for now.
I am going to thank you in advance for being nimble, open to adjustments, willing to bend with the wind with us on this. There’s always a silver lining, a bright side, and ever notice there’s always something in the glass whether you think it’s half full or half empty?
Yep, I still get to be perky, sparkly, positive and jam-packed with sunshine. So we’ll adjust our hours, meet your needs, and keep #MuchInHutch!