As a society, we are driven to get things done. We enjoy solving problems and finding the methodology to achieve success. However, we don’t always find the best way the first time. Recently, a friend told me she hired handy man, with little experience in painting, to paint a few rooms in her house. This option was originally selected because it was expensive and quick. But in the end, it took an extra three weeks, extra paint, and the quality was just okay – too many brush strokes. She wished she had used a professional who understood the full process, had all the correct tools to do the job quickly, efficiently, and within budget. She reminded me that you get what you pay for, and she wished he would have paid to save her time and protect her home investment.
Lafayette, IN July 14, 2014: Passageways OnBoard, it’s next generation Board portal , became Generally Available to all its customers on May 16th, 2014. Since then, Passageways has implemented the first 50 customers . This includes the dozen beta partners and several new customers who understand the strategic impact OnBoard will have on their company.
Every year at PowWOW, Passageways hosts the Besties. The Besties, to put it simply, is a friendly competition in which Passageways’ customers submit presentations on how they are using the portal to achieve great things within their organization. Categories include Best Implementation, Best Development, and Best Portal Theme. Many organizations enter and the top three entries in each category, based on peer voting, are selected as finalists and present live at PowWOW! This annual competition is the source of many inspiring ideas and helps foster collaboration between Passageways’ customers.
The Luminary Award is presented to both organizations and individuals who are part of the Passageways Family. The Organizational Luminary is presented to customers that not only believed in Passageways’ ideas from early on but have been integral in shaping the future of the company as a whole. The Individual Luminary is given to specific persons who are portal champions and have demonstrated their passion to help motivate and encourage the Passageways Community as a whole.
As we go through our day-to-day activities, it is easy to get distracted with the strict schedules we all keep. We have appointments at this place across town and a meeting at this time with this very important person. We all can lose sight of the fact that we are all human and are connected to people around us. Passageways has found this to be true and has decided to change that way, we as a company, interact with the multitude of communities around us.