Ground rules for success

In an Age which requires a radical change in the way we manage our careers and our personal lives, there is no longer any middle ground to stand on.  GDI can’t afford to be just good enough, we can’t afford to be reasonable.  To be successful in today’s marketplace organisations need to be GREAT!  We need to be the best at what we do, and to be the best we need to hire the best people.  All of our employees and applicants should therefore be guided by the following principles:


Commit Fully To Your Job

Strong job commitment makes work more satisfactory. It empowers you and brings out your very best potential. In today’s world, career success belongs to the committed, to those who work from the heart, who invest themselves passionately in their jobs.


Behave Like An Owner

Operate as if you are self-employed and carry personal responsibility for your own career mobility. You determine how fast you climb the corporate ladder. Assume personal responsibility for the success of the Company rather than focusing merely within the boundaries of your own job. Act like an owner. See the entire forest, not only your tree.


Continuously Re-Tool Yourself

Lifelong learning is the only way to remain competitive in the job market. Invest in your own growth and development. Read, attend training courses and seek learning opportunities which will impact positively on your career mobility. The more you know and the better you do it, the more valuable you will become. The greater your job security!


Add Value

Make sure that you contribute more than you cost. It’s your contribution that counts. Prove your worth to the Company. Think in terms of being paid for results rather than your tenure or activity level.


Increase Your Speed

In today’s highly competitive world, “slow” kills companies and jobs. To survive in our industry, we have to be faster and more efficient than our competitors. GDI cannot move fast if our employees move slow. Employees need to operate with a strong sense of urgency and must accelerate in all aspects of work.


Self Discipline

Self discipline is a strategy that leads to success.  There are many doors to success.  Without self discipline, none of them will open.  Persevere…Be productive and proactive.  Go the extra mile.


Customer Service

Everyone in the business is in customer service.  Treat your customers the way they want to be treated.  The golden rule suggest that you treat your customers they way you want to be treated if you were the customer; at GDI we take this to the next level and we follow the platinum rule, ‘Treat people the way they want to be treated!’


Embrace Change

See change not as an enemy, but as an ally.  The dynamics of our industry requires flexibility in our operations and processes. Employees are expected to be flexible and to expect and accept change. Employees should take personal responsibility for adapting to change. Mobility, not mourning, makes you a valuable member of the GDI Team.