The principle that resonates most for me is ‘Love what you do and be awesome at it’. When I first read our principles I had to read them twice because I couldn’t believe that an organisation would care that much about an employee’s experience with them. It was a refreshing change, and made me even more eager to start in my role at Mantel! Everyday I try to bring my best self to my role – I know there is a correlation between loving your job and being good at your job! It’s important to me to love what I do, but to also exceed expectations in my role and be truly ‘awesome’ at it!
I’m grateful to be part of Mantel Group because I am lucky to work for this organisation for a couple of reasons – the most obvious being the amazing people that I work alongside, they make work fun! But there is more than just fun at work, and luckily for me I was given the opportunity to step outside of my comfort zone and try something different. I started my Mantelorian journey in July 2019 within our Talent Acquisition team and had the opportunity to partner with both Kasna and CMD to help grow their teams in Melbourne. It was a role I loved and we managed to build and grow the awesome teams we have now; however I knew that I needed more of a challenge in the long run. Luckily for me our Strategy & Execution team were wholly supportive of me making a move, and after a few conversations with Kasna’s CEO Simon, it was agreed that I would join Kasna in a Client Engagement/BD role. Starting a new role through COVID has been on the tough side, but the business has been incredibly supportive of me and I couldn’t have asked for a better team to have around me!
I am able to be my best self at work because Mantel Group prides itself on being a principle based organisation with the flexibility to allow its employees to be autonomous and work in a way that suits them. With this there does come a level of trust and openness expected to allow this to work for everyone! One of things I’ve found is that as long as you Communicate Directly, Mantel will support you the best they can. Personally, I’ve found it’s ok to not always be your ‘best self’ at work, because that’s not always possible. Everyone has bad days or difficult moments, but what I have found is that the support Mantel offers during those periods is exemplary. Being your best self, means to me, that you try your hardest at work and you’re comfortable being ‘yourself’ with your colleagues; I have felt accepted by my team and leadership on my best days and my worst days too. There’s no judgement or ‘tough love’, more so offers of help and solutions to problems. This is the best way to support colleagues to make sure they have more of their best days at work!
Photo: Paige hiking in the Grampians, on top of Mt Rosea