Yes, the Fitbit craze has arrived at Alter Asset Management! So far we have a handful of employees who have embraced this technology. The Fitbit is no longer just a step counter. Depending on the product level purchased it can now track sleeping patterns and so much more. Even employees who haven’t purchased a step tracker can be found around the water cooler, so to speak, in discussion to organize a walk around the mall. According to the American Heart Association: Research has shown that the benefits of walking and moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day can help you:
- Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease
- Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels
- Improve blood lipid profile
- Maintain body weight and lower the risk of obesity
- Enhance mental well being
- Reduce the risk of osteoporosis
- Reduce the risk of breast and colon cancer
- Reduce the risk of non-insulin dependent (type 2) diabetes
So get up from the office chair and walk those extra steps…even if it’s just taking the long way around to the water cooler!
At Alter Asset Management, even though we have the usual departmental divisions of Accounting, Property Management and Administration, we work together as a Team. Whether it is keeping our coworkers up to speed about the nuances of all the properties we manage or assisting one another to complete a client requirement. Our shared goal is satisfying our property owners. That’s an advantage of being a smaller company: we are all aware of what’s going on and will be happy to assist.
For years I’ve considered and disregarded the privilege of having my calls screened. Sometimes, especially at year end when there is a lot to be done in a short amount of time, I am so very tempted! But not doing so allows me to be very approachable and that’s something I’ve consciously cultivated. While I frequently receive calls that I would not normally handle I use the opportunity to expand my knowledge base. And when I do hand off a call I try to make sure that I am routing it to the best person for the situation to avoid having the call transferred multiple times. This personal touch is another advantage of being a small company. It’s all a part of Teamwork!