the motion of the sea…
& continuous learning…
These are the melodies of life that ring true for me.
Hi, my name is Marilyn Pryor and I am the receptionist at the Shopton Campus of LIFESPAN. I often use corporately acceptable language to describe me as “seasoned,” which actually means I am not as young as most of you.
But, don’t discount me. I am a wealth of experiences, insight and seasoned information. You can learn something from me and I can learn something from you. We learn by mingling with each other, exchanging ideas and sharing experiences. We learn by getting to know one another. We learn by embracing something different, considering something new and not shying away from thing that might seem challenging.
One experience that has taught me much is Corporate Social Responsibility. CSR is a broad term used to describe a company’s efforts to improve society. It’s is a self-regulating business model that helps a company be socially accountable — to itself, its stakeholders, and the public. These efforts can range from donating money to non-profits to implementing environmentally-friendly policies in the workplace.
CSR is a concept whereby businesses and organizations consider the interest of society by taking responsibility for the impact of their activities on its customers, suppliers and employees.
CSR is something we, as employees of LIFESPAN should strongly consider. Why? Because we are LIFESPAN; we are who we present, we are what we put on display to those we come in contact with. Those who encounter us are encountering LIFESPAN. We are ambassadors for LIFESPAN and as such we have a responsibility.
So, as your fellow LIFESPAN Ambassador, I have a challenge for you:
I challenge you to forever be in a state of learning.
I challenge you to engage your life in a forward motion.
I challenge you to open your mind to new ideas, share new ideas and to be open to varied and new ways of thinking.
I challenge you to consider yourself a LIFESPAN ambassador in everything you do.
But keep in mind…
Know when to pause for just a moment and glean what you can from that moment, because non-apparent resolutions can be the solution to your present quandary.
All the best as we all accept responsibility for making this world a better place to exist.