At DEFENDERS, we are a passionate bunch. We are driven to be better people, both personally and professionally, so it should come as no surprise to learn that our first passion is Self-Improvement. One of the ways that we help team members maintain a focus on self-improvement is with our DLA (DEFENDERS Leadership Advantage) Board.
The DLA Board was developed by our founder, Dave Lindsey. He knew that success happens only when you have a team of happy, healthy individuals. Very early in our company’s development, our leaders discovered that team members benefited greatly from access to certain tools, resources, and experiences. Thus, the DLA Board was developed as a guide to lead our team members on this journey.
As part of this process, every new team member attends our Culture Day. Culture Day is an entire day spent on self-improvement. During this day, new team members receive our DLA Board which includes steps to help them grow. As with all great things, we must adapt to continue to provide relevant experiences. So, that’s what we did with the relaunch of our DLA Board.
We are making key changes to our DLA Board to improve team member engagement while we continue to maintain a solid focus on self-improvement. Director of Culture, Scott Prill, said ”We want to make sure that the resources and experiences are relevant to how we manage our business today.” To ensure that happens, we have made modifications which help us
The changes we will be rolling out will not only promote engagement among team members, but will support individuals as they embark on their journey of self-improvement. Here are the major changes we will be instituting:
Most important, the re-imagined DLA Board will continue to meet its original purpose: Supporting growth and helping communicate our core values and passions to team members. Prill said, “We think it will re-energize people as they think about their development.” As a company that values self-improvement, we want to provide leaders with the tools they need to continue to grow with us.