Post Author: Parker Young
Honesty, Integrity, Work Ethic, Respect and Accountability. All of these words can be applied to the field, track, pool, course or any other venue of competition. We at Straub Construction are very excited to participate in our very first Kansas City Corporate Challenge.
It has been a fun last few weeks as we’ve been reliving some of our glory day stories. From “big fish stories” to state championship games! When this idea to compete in the KCCC was first discussed, with the help of a couple of glasses of liquid courage, we weren’t sure how it would be received by the rest of our team. However, the team is having fun just preparing for the formal competition.
I believe that when KC Corporate Challenge was formed years ago, the goals were team building and promoting a healthy lifestyle. I can tell you that even though an event hasn’t occurred yet, we are seeing those goals met!
The core values I mentioned aren’t just applied to our projects… our folks live them out every day! So when you think about it, it just makes sense that we would apply them in preparation to compete in these various sporting events. Many of the same challenges we face every day on projects, we face in competition.
Like so many things in life, you can choose to make things frustrating, or make them fun. I think it’s becoming clear that we like to make things fun! If you go out and be who you are, most of the time things seem to work out and you have fun doing it.
Many of the teams competing in Corporate Challenge have T-Shirts made up for the events. We wanted to share our T-Shirt design with you, so check it out!
Just like life and construction, athletics will bring some bumps and bruises. Preparing for long runs or short sprints will test our will. But the fact we are doing these things for each other has reinforced our core values. Regardless of the results of the competition, we’ve already won by being reminded of who we are, and seeing the crossover from construction to athletic competition!