Thoughts on "Find Balance" from Amber Dossey
From DISA's "Summer of Excellence" event in 2023
This week we kicked off DISA's Summer of Excellence, where we engage in activities focused on our Core Values. We start this year by spotlighting our "Find Balance" core value. This value means balancing customer and company needs, quantity and quality of work, and all parts of our lives.
Find Balance means DISA gives us the autonomy and flexibility to manage our appropriate balance, juggling all that we have in our life in a way that works both personally and on behalf of DISA. We know that everyone has unique personal and professional circumstances and commitments. Whether spending quality time with loved ones, pursuing personal passions, caring for your physical and mental well-being, diving into a work project, or raising the bar with career development. We trust that you know what is best for you. At DISA, we prioritize employees' well-being and balance because we believe that when you find that right balance, you bring your best self to work.
Find Balance doesn't mean simply working assigned hours or switching off your devices after business hours; depending on our role, some may need to be available off-hours at least some of the time. Big work projects or busy times may sometimes require us to prioritize work over other activities, but sometimes personal commitments take priority. We have the flexibility to manage our schedules and commitments accordingly.
We have a lot of balls that we juggle every day. Some of those balls, like your family and physical & mental wellness, are more fragile and valuable. These are like glass balls that may shatter if you drop them. While work is important, it is more resilient and can bounce back like a rubber ball. While we never want to drop any balls, you must take extra care of your glass balls, as they are harder to recover if they fall.
I encourage you to prioritize finding your balance. Please take advantage of our resources and programs, such as the Virgin Pulse wellness program and Employee Assistance Program, to support your well-being. Remember that we are here to support each of you. Together, we will create a workplace where excellence and balance go hand in hand.
Thank you for your unwavering dedication, hard work, and commitment to our success. I am honored to be part of this incredible team.
One Team, One Future, One DISA