Cultivating Independent Thinking in Your Company

By: TSP Blog | @TSProckstars


One of the things TSP is most proud of in our culture is an attitude of empowerment. We believe in every employee—so much so that we want every employee to feel comfortable to generate and share their own great ideas.

So often, it’s easy to settle into the daily grind. People develop tunnel vision and focus only on their specific tasks, and the weeks turn into a blur of monotony. We think that’s a pretty boring way to work, but that’s the way many companies like to do it. Employees are set in their ways and pigeonholed, with no place to take ideas. Without a way to share their insights, fewer people are motivated to come up with a better way.

TSP was created because our founders, Rick Skaggs and Frank Gonzalez, believed they had a better way to deliver technology solutions. They had the experience, a balance of serious tech knowledge and business acumen, and the relationships that could give their new business a chance to get started. TSP, in short, began with an idea. A belief that there was a better way, plus the right people to carry out that vision.

As TSP grew over the years from a two-man operation to a company serving Fortune 500 companies, the business focused on hiring great people who had the same spark. People who didn’t just care about doing things right, but who could also see a way of doing them even better.

TSP’s philosophy isn’t to put our engineers and support staff in narrow positions that limit their potential—and therefore limit our ability to serve clients. We endeavor to enable people to see problems and find ways to solve them. Our official services span enterprise solutions, shared solutions, and industrial automation solutions. We find and train the best experts in those fields and do our best to make every employee feel like the valued part of the team that they truly are.

Most of all, we don’t just try to empower employee’s ideas. We work toward a culture where, when people speak up, we actually listen.

The companies with the best cultures don’t have a dictatorship mentality. They listen when their employees want to share. It’s not only the best way to do business and stay ahead of the game, it’s a work style that’s a lot more fun.