#OliveFamily: Feel the Passion

We all have had jobs where we work through the motions and think to ourselves, why? How do we create a work environment that employees, interns, and volunteers will all want to be a part of?  Creating a work environment has been challenging yet refreshing.  While developing Olive Devices’ company culture we thought, treat people the way you want to be treated.  Easy enough right?!  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2015, employed individuals worked an average of 7.6 hours on days that they were at their employer.  In other words, in society we are spending more time at work than we almost do sleeping and spending time with loved ones.  

The solution?  We have created a series of core values that capitalize on the beauty and ethics of life.  My personal favorite core value is Hardwork & Passion because I am a person that thrives off of passion.  I have always lived life with the idea that if I am not personally passionate about it, then why do it?  Besides, when exhaustion takes over PASSION kicks in.  Being a part of a work family means more than just going through the motions.  Having this kind of support means that you want to be around those who encourage you during times of doubt and frustration.  Although we have spent only two weeks together, we have already begun the process of producing a successful product.  I have absolutely no doubts we have what it takes to achieve greatness.  

There are times where we THINK that we were able to accomplish things on our own.  In reality, the more impossible things become, they are possible within a team setting.  Cheers to the team at Olive Devices and…...

Thank You: 

Renee for pushing me on a daily basis and creating a positive competitive atmosphere.  It is wonderful working alongside a woman who works as hard if not harder than I do. <3  

Adrien for working late nights in France because you are always adjusting your schedule to meet our needs and times here in the United States.

Molly for showing how innovative and creative you truly are and for displaying your ambition on a daily basis.  

Sifei for proving that girls too can rock in the tech industry.  Everyday you step up to the plate and refuse to give up on challenging tasks.  

Richard for being the original intern and for your ongoing passion and dedication to Olive Devices.  You continue to wear your smile and help us complete each task.

Uche for devoting your time in developing important research during a vital period of production of Olive Devices.  

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
— Andrew Carnegie


Lead by Example,

        Yashira Rivera 

        Yashira Rivera