I recently saw an article on an industry newsletter that caught my eye. The original blog posed the question, "Staffing the Association: Employ Staff or Contract with AMC?” The post gave a great overview of the benefits of partnering with an AMC. While not going into specifics, it hit the high level benefits that we, as an AMC provide for Associations. There was a follow up on the subject, addressing a few comments that focused on why employing your own staff is a better option for an association.
The importance of having a great work environment that supports development and goals is a good aspiration for any company. It can be challenging to create a culture where individuals are actively engaged and meeting goals. It has to be something every staff member embraces and the key is creating a work environment that inspires passion without asking for it. If we are truly living our core values then engagement/passion and motivation are a byproduct, but it still takes work! Naturally, we want our teams vested in TMG and our clients to succeed– so how do we provide each individual an opportunity to be their best self?