News > Optimism is a Force Multiplier
When a big project looms, at some places, naysayers may emerge and say, “We’ll never get this done.”
The Dasher Way is always to think positively and live with optimism. This approach enriches not only our production but every aspect of our lives.
Numerous scientific studies have shown that cancer patients who are optimistic live longer. Some of these most pivotal studies have included head and neck cancer, breast cancer, and heart patients who have undergone coronary bypass surgery.
Optimism also affects your mental and physical well-being by promoting healthy lifestyles, along with greater flexibility, better problem-solving, and more effective elaboration of negative information.
When optimism reigns, a weekly staff meeting can be fuel for more joy and productivity. Staff meetings never become real-time complaint departments. They are uplifting.
Dasher holds weekly meetings and department meetings, and the focus is always on the positive. We gauge our progress toward our goals, not focus on failings.
We focus on the need to be optimistic in work and personal life.
If a management hurdle arises, it can be handled one-on-one, always assuming positive intent.
While our “stand-up meetings” are now “sit-down meetings,” as many work virtually from home, there is no negativity. It is a conversation. It is a dialogue where no one is being belittled or hurt, or brushed off.
When team members can communicate with each other — buoyed by a positive attitude and assuming positive intent — negativity vanishes.
We live out the value identified by Buddha: “All we are is the result of all we have thought.” We endeavor to great and lofty thoughts all the time.
Dasher is a data-driven, customer contact services operation with a focus on communicating complex messages to diverse populations. Specific capabilities include face-to-face communications provided by our field teams, customer engagement strategies provided by our call center and member engagement staff, and secure, complex, variable mailing services provided by our production team. Dasher is an experienced Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (MWDBE) with a bestselling book, “The Talent Pool,” and is certified by AICPA with the SOC2SM Type2 data certification and validation.