The Annual Strategic Off-Site

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By: Bob Burnett, Vice President of Business Development Overview Every year in early November, the senior leadership team at VectorCSP gets together over a two-day period to prepare for the upcoming year. This event is strategic in nature as we define the objectives necessary to increase the performance, capability, revenue, and profitability of the company. We have been doing this for years, and the process and execution of the event continues to evolve. We rotate facilitation duties yearly among the leadership team. So it keeps things fresh and allows for each of us to put our personal touch on the…

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Laser Focus on Your Client’s Mission

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By: Stan Walz, Chief Executive Officer One of the simplest and most important things business leaders can do is to genuinely, and intensely, focus on the missions of their clients. It may be obvious that part of the requirement to fulfill any service support contract is to respond to the mission support needs of the client…but that is not the same thing as creating an atmosphere of dedication to their mission success. Creating this atmosphere starts at the very top of the organization and should permeate all levels and be palpable as part of the company’s culture or ethos. Here…

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Developing an Intrinsically Valuable Work Experience

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By: Tracy Simmons, Fleet Account Program Manager The Current Environment The U.S. labor force is declining as evidenced by a stagnant or shrinking labor pool and a participation rate that is falling to all-time lows in nearly every demographic. The unemployment rate has also been steadily dropping since the Great Recession (2007-2009) and has really plummeted in the last three years to an 18-year low of four percent. During the Great Recession and the seven years following, labor was cheap and abundant. Many contracting companies found little incentive to develop high-quality, innovative processes and robust infrastructure to attract, motivate, and…

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Change is Unavoidable

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By: Dave Boseman, AFSOC Program Manager “But that’s the way we’ve always done it.” This is a phrase I heard often from a former employee. This employee had been doing the same job for over 15 years and was comfortable with the status quo and refused to change, even after being provided explanation of the pros (i.e., the change would provide a better product to the customer or make the job easier). While tasks were completed on time and to the customer’s satisfaction, for VectorCSP, “good enough” just wasn’t good enough. I believe the former employee eventually got the message….

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