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Aug 12, 201311:23 AMMind Your Business

with Corey Chambas

You ought to be committed: Dedication to work and community makes all the difference

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For the “helping professions” like nursing, teaching, etc., it’s easy to make the connection as to how you affect others. But no matter what you do, you can influence people’s lives. If you’re in a customer service role, you have an impact on your client’s satisfaction level, affecting him or her personally. You also enable your clients and their companies to make a positive impact on their clients or community. If you’re in an internal customer service role, you have the ability to support your co-workers and affect their lives personally as well as their ability to succeed professionally.

At a company level, it’s important to think through and understand the big picture of what your business does to better the world. If you’re The Boys & Girls Club, it’s easy to make the connection. But for all companies, there should be an answer as to why your organization exists (beyond just making a profit). Understanding your personal contribution and your company’s big-picture role is important. It can provide motivation, increase satisfaction, and ultimately help drive your company’s success in achieving the big-picture goals.

How does your organization affect others? And what can you do within your organization to increase that impact? Answering these questions might help boost your commitment, and in turn your personal and your company’s success.

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Corey Chambas has over 25 years of business experience. He is the President and CEO of First Business Financial Services, Inc., serves as a director of several of First Business’ companies, is a board member of M3 Insurance Solutions, an advisory board member of Bellbrook Labs and Aldine Capital Fund, and a member of the Strategic Issues Campaign Committee for the United Way of Dane County.

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