TGG PARTNERS Q&A – 2022 OREGON BUSINESS AWARD
Last week, The Gunter Group was recognized as the #3 Best Company to Work For in Oregon in the medium-sized business category, according to Oregon Business. This marks the second year in a row that TGG has ranked in the top three and the eighth consecutive year that TGG has been honored by Oregon Business as a Best Company to Work For in Oregon.
This is the second year in a row TGG has finished in the top three, what were your reactions when you read the rankings?
Ashleigh: For me, I was incredibly excited and incredibly grateful. Excited because it validates the work we do daily to build and maintain our culture and grateful because our amazing team members are the ones who live out our culture and our Non-Negotiables every day with each other and with clients.
Tony: I agree with everything Ashleigh said and would add that the recognition was also validating because our company continues to add new team members every year and we recognize that just because you have a strong workplace environment doesn’t automatically guarantee it will stay that way over time. For us, growing year-over-year while not only maintaining, but furthering our culture in the midst of a pandemic stricken society… it confirms that we have been investing time and resources in the right places as an organization.
On that note, how has TGG been able to maintain its workplace culture while steadily growing and expanding into new markets?
Matt: As leaders we really focus on listening to our team. Our mission has been, and will continue to be, to maximize potential for our consultants, our clients, and our communities. We genuinely engage our team in conversations about how to make our organization better and stronger, and a company that they are proud to be a part of. The strength and character of our team is our highest priority and it fuels the strength and character of our culture.
Mike: Absolutely. Building off of that further, we continue to look at every business decision, large or small, through the lens of our Non-Negotiables. Does what we want to do or what we think we should do align with all of our Non-Negotiables? Not just one or two of them, but all of them. As we look at continuing to build our company and grow into new markets over the next few years, our Non-Negotiables have never been more important as the basis for framing our decisions..
The Gunter Group has made the Best Companies to Work For in Oregon list for eight consecutive years. What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear that statement? Ready, go!
Mike: To our team, thank you, thank you, thank you!
Ashleigh: Wow! Let’s keep it going!
Matt: Here’s to 8 more! I can’t wait to see what comes next!
Tony: I am honored to be a part of such an exceptional organization. I hope our whole team takes pride in this recognition!