ArrowStream, Inc., a supply chain innovator that leverages data science to improve the way supply chains perform, announced it has won the National Association for Business Resources' 2016 Elite Award for Communication and Shared Vision. The award is a follow up award to ArrowStream being named one of Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by the National Association for Business Resources.
ArrowStream earned the elite award for demonstrating exemplary performance in communication and shared vision by fostering a progressive, employee-friendly culture that has become quite exceptional. In 2016, ArrowStream literally broke down the walls with an office renovation, bringing team members closer together and creating cross-functional dialogues. This improvement helped to promote rapid decision making that maximizes the continued evolution of its best-in-class technology. As a part of its agile two-week product release cycle, the Company shares bi-monthly snapshots of recent developments in fun, music-themed gatherings to celebrate product innovations with everyone. ArrowStream firmly believes in the power of transparency, which is exemplified not only in the product gatherings, but also in monthly business and financial updates for the entire organization so all employees understand the current operating environment and strategy.
ArrowStream sponsors activities that encourage creative thinking by disrupting standard working patterns. The Company recently hosted a Hackathon to stimulate innovation and vision among its product development group, and continues to host a Toastmasters club, a national non-profit organization that develops public speaking and leadership skills through practice, feedback, and competitions, to support its employees becoming stronger communicators and leaders.
ArrowStream's mission is to Rethink the Supply Chain, which empowers employees to derive new solutions and attack challenges without conventional restraints. Employees bring to life the mission and core values, which include "Everyone is my customer," "I am my word," "Excellence/Learning," and "Humility," in their day-to-day work and contribute to the vision of ArrowStream's future.
"I am proud to be working for a company that prioritizes communication, transparency, and relationships," says Elizabeth Pittelkow, Director of Accounting and Compliance at ArrowStream and President of ArrowStream Toastmasters. "There is a direct correlation between ArrowStream's culture and our employees being authentically engaged in ways that provide greater purpose and value to our company, our partners, and the markets we serve."
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