Working at Lofty for a Year: A Journey of Growth

Kat Chandler
Lofty News

As I sit down to reflect on my first year at Lofty, I can't help but feel grateful for the opportunities and experiences I've had. Joining the team at Lofty has been a fantastic chance for personal and professional growth.

From day one, I felt welcomed by the team and appreciated for my unique skills and perspectives. The culture at Lofty is one of collaboration, innovation, and continuous learning. I've worked on challenging and meaningful projects with clients from industries I have never worked with, allowing me to expand my knowledge and skills in custom software development.

Right out of college, I was worried that my first job would be mundane, hoping it would at least help me get my foot in the door. Instead, I was given real responsibility and a chance to impact the company's marketing. Because of this, I have learned so much about marketing outside of the classroom and have been able to implement things I learned in school in the real world. Marketing and being in person with the leadership team have taught me about managing people and handling challenging situations with integrity and honesty.

One of the things I appreciate about working at Lofty is the emphasis on work-life balance. The company values employees' well-being and offers flexible schedules, remote work options, and a focus on personal development. This has allowed me to maintain a healthy work-life balance while I adjust to life post-college and explore new hobbies.

Over the past year, I've witnessed the company's impact firsthand. Lofty has launched new products and services, expanded its team, and continued to deliver value to its clients. I'm proud to be a part of a company that is making a difference in the industry and contributing to the advancement of our world. Looking ahead, I'm excited for what's to come at Lofty. I will continue to be challenged, supported, and inspired by my colleagues and our work. I'm grateful for everything this job has given me and has yet to come.

Lofty really embodies its core values every day. If you are unaware, they are:

Be Your Genuine Self: When people feel comfortable being themselves at work, they are more likely to be engaged, creative, and productive. People at Lofty build solid relationships and create a more positive work environment by cheering each other on and sharing about exciting things in their personal lives. This creates a sense of belonging and inclusion, where everyone feels valued for who they are.

1% Better Every Day: The idea of continuous improvement is powerful, and it's great to see that people at Lofty are committed to getting a little better every day. By asking for help when needed, people learn from each other and grow their skills and knowledge.

Relentlessly Result Oriented: Sharing progress with clients is a great way to build trust and demonstrate accountability. By being transparent about progress, people at Lofty can show we are committed to delivering high-quality work that meets clients' needs and expectations. This also creates a sense of urgency and motivation among team members as we work towards achieving our goals.

Action Over Apathy:  By encouraging people to give it their best shot, even if they're not sure they'll succeed, Lofty has created a culture of experimentation and innovation. People are willing to take risks, try new things, and discover solutions that can lead to breakthroughs.

Support Each Other: People at Lofty create a sense of community and teamwork by being there for each other in good and bad times. When people take time to help each other, we build stronger relationships and create a more positive work environment.

I look forward to more learning and growing at Lofty. Working at Lofty for a year has been an incredible journey. The people I work with have made a difference in my life forever and taught me what it is like to be respected and valued as an employee. I'm excited to see what the future holds for Lofty and my career.

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