Musician. Creative. Story teller. Chef. Teacher. Culture champion.
The list could go on.
Shawn Griffin is a rare find. He has a lot of experience in numerous areas, he learns quickly, and he’s a fun person to be around. When Laura hired him, she didn’t know exactly what he’d be doing, but it became clear after he started that he was able to look at systems in need of improvement and offer suggestions for helping folks save time. And if he couldn’t immediately see a way to help us save time, he researched and learned about the process until he found a way. To this day, he continues to add knowledge and time savings to Best Sign Group’s processes. We continually lean into his IT skills when our technology misbehaves and we rely on his guidance for sharpening our skills in the tools we use. You could say that Shawn’s own personality and skills helped shape his position at BSG. His technical acumen and high-learning aptitude make him indispensable to us.
On the personal side of things, Shawn excels at championing BSG’s culture. He brings folks together at lunch and after work to bond socially. Since he began here over two and a half years ago, he has largely invested in creating the familial culture we enjoy, bringing folks out of their shells and inviting them to engage at a deeper, personal level. He defeats the old mantra: “It’s not personal, it’s business.” Because he has fostered an environment that enjoys a high degree of personal engagement, we function better as a team, aware of one another’s strengths and weaknesses. He has helps us to understand what it’s like to live transparently and because of that, there isn’t a strange, tense culture of trying to “get ahead” of our teammates. Instead, we’re moving forward as a team in the truest sense of the word.
So whether Shawn is entertaining us with his natural gifting as a pianist or savoring a delicious dish he has prepared, we’re growing closer to him because he invested in growing closer to us. He never refrains from serving. That’s the kind of guy he is. And we’re proud that he’s chosen to be part of the Best Sign Group family.