Make a difference with SAS®
Most of us want to make a difference. We want the economy to recover. We want our customers to be happy. We want our organizations to succeed. We want our work to have broader meaning.
Most of us are happier when we feel like we’re contributing to these larger goals, and we all experience frustration when corporate politics or inefficient systems get in the way of our successful contributions.
When preparing this issue for print, I was struck by the statement from efficiency expert Tor Dahl that two-thirds of all stress and dissatisfaction at work comes from engaging in unproductive behavior (see article).
How many of us can relate to that statement? Does it ring true to you too?
What does “making a difference” look like in your job? If it looks like a family of happy customers buying your products from one generation to the next, read about Cabela’s. If it looks like less vandalism in your neighborhood, learn how to fight crime with data mining. If it looks like a new, modernized education system, see “Beyond the white board.”
These articles prove that there’s a lot you can do to make a difference, and a lot SAS can do to help. We agree with Dahl, who says, “When employees are productive, everyone wins, confidence returns and organizations prosper."
If you’re already one of the thousands of readers using SAS to prosper, increase productivity and make a difference, I’d love to hear your story. Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment at blogs.sas.com/sascom.
This story appears in the Second Quarter 2009 issue of