Employees of a telecommunications company in Quebec wanted to celebrate Christmas in Mexico so much that they went to this extreme Their financial goals in less than six months.
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“It’s part of our philosophy here. We take care of our world and they give us so much,” says Michel Leblanc, president of W Communications.
The small company, which has been based in Quebec since 2001 and has about a dozen employees, went to Mexico for a week to celebrate the 2022 holiday season.
It was a surprise surprise by directors to highlight the company’s significant growth over the year, replacing the traditional Christmas party at a chalet in Stoneham.
“Everyone had free time to do what they wanted, but we still had to set aside a few hours to take care of urgent customers and keep the company running,” explains Marie-Claude Poulin, the company’s general manager.
The trip that allowed them to “build relationships” was so appreciated by the team that the directors decided to repeat the show this year, if they achieved a similar turnover.
A target exceeded… barely six months later! However, the sales volume for 2022 already represents a record for the company.
“I’ve mobilized everyone, and we’ve never seen that before! Our workers take turns, challenge. That was really motivating,” says Mr. LeBlanc, highlighting W Communications’ growth of more than 100% in two years.
In fact, the company’s profits rose so much that executives suggested a trip to Hawaii, instead of Mexico. But the employees refused because they lost two days due to the long trip three times.
Unlike many workplaces, W Communications points out that it is not suffering from the repercussions of labor shortages. Some employees have been with the organization for 10, 15 and even more than 20 years.
This situation we attribute to the consideration we have given to workers for years.
“When I write a book on human resources, there will be a page talking about the benefits of buying tickets to Mexico!” Mr. LeBlanc joked.