by Megan Ejack, Director of Marketing & Communications
“I am prepared to evolve. The question is, are you?” — Mother Nature, Nature is Speaking
In life, as in business, evolution is a key part of growth. There is simply no moving forward without some type of change. But to truly evolve, we must choose the path of possibility.
We can push and hustle and grind all we like, but the reward will only be as good as our mindset. So as we continue to move forward into the great unknown, the only thing we know for sure is that evolution is necessary.
Reportex is currently in the throes of a massive shift in how we work — the virtual world that had always been looming is here. This is partly due to the pandemic and partly because the need for innovation is ever-present, particularly in law. Fortunately, we have built a team that is already taking us to the next level. We also have clients who trust us and who believe in the excellence of the services we provide, and we have colleagues, competitors and compatriots who push us to be the best we can be (whether they mean to or not).
The revolution part comes in when we commit to this path of growth. Instead of letting things happen to you, you must grab the proverbial bull by the horns — and ride.
It is a revolutionary act to look at growth as an adventure and not a burden, to see the potential instead of the fear.
Rather than getting swept away by uncertainty, when we choose to roll with it and catch the wave of momentum, there are moments of inspiration and of innovation that will certainly carry us through to the shore. Magic.
The one thing that is keeping us firmly grounded through this process of evolution is our group of core values: team, mentorship, equality, industry and community. As we continue along this path of exploration for our business, here are some of the ways that our core values are fuelling our priorities, which will in turn help to shape the future of court reporting and litigation services across Canada:
Values: Team, Mentorship & Equality
- Trust your team and provide support and opportunities for growth. Doing this will encourage each individual to take ownership of their part in the whole.
- Cultivate a growth mindset in everything you do. Talk about it, encourage it, foster it and reward it.
- Place people properly, work with their strengths and encourage them to have a voice.
- Strive for transparency in leadership — talk about the hard parts, work through solutions and celebrate the successes!
Values: Industry & Community
- Support the growth and innovation of your colleagues and competitors. We are all stronger when we work together towards growth and development of the industry as a whole.
- Innovate, become curious, try things and sometimes fail but continue to expand your vision for the future and commit to the greater good.
It is revolutionary not to get bogged down in the details of how we wish it could be but to adapt and grow with the reality of what is. When we can begin to adapt in this way, we can see that evolution is not limited to ourselves but is dimensional in its entire scope. It becomes an evolution of our business and services, yes, but it is also an evolution of our team, of ourselves, of who and how we hire and of how we ultimately integrate and work together. For us it has even been a restructuring of leadership and organizational development, an evolution of values, of energy and of resources.
We have even committed to a complete overhaul of our physical space, with our brand new HQ office nearly ready to open in the spring! Same building, new floor!
This new office is a physical example of the fact that the work we do is in continuous collaboration with how we do it. With 20,000 square feet of state of the art, custom-built litigation space, each shiny new boardroom is fully equipped with the technology needed to support the important work of all our unique clients. With flexible mediation and arbitration space and the capability for a myriad of virtual and hybrid proceedings, blended with a stylish sensibility and gourmet catering to enjoy while in the office, our vision for a full-service facility is exemplary of the type of innovation that has been carefully considered in this build.
Our team has made these mindful choices to enhance the experience of being a client of Reportex, which not only serves a practical purpose but broadens the horizons of our work as we continue to adapt to a new landscape.
The revolution we describe is founded in possibility, in collaboration and in vision.
As we look towards the future of this industry, it is clear that we need to explore new avenues for growth and embrace opportunity in order to create long-term sustainability for the courts, court reporters and the legal system as a whole.
“Ask yourself if what you are doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.” — Anonymous
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