Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Benefit your company by getting involved

Drew Edwards,
General Manager,
Sunset Funeral Homes
How often do you leave the office to learn and connect with others in our industry? Are you involved with regional, state or national organizations? I think one reason a lot of us are afraid of change is that we don’t make the time to refresh our knowledge and get involved.

By the time you read this, I will be finishing up a week in Orlando, Florida, at the National Funeral Directors Leadership Conference. This conference is designed to place leaders from each state association together to share ideas, goals and visions, and to network with the objective of preserving the industry that we love. It typically has representation from almost every state in the United States.

The Darby Family encourages its employees to stay involved in the industry and to get out of our comfort zone. If you are an owner of a memorial company, funeral home or cemetery, I encourage you to invest in your employees and send them to industry conventions and workshops. Not only will they come back more knowledgeable, they will also know that you care about them and want them to share in your success. It might very well be one of the best investments you ever make.

This article originally appeared in Modern Memorialization, Trigard Memorials' weekly electronic newsletter featuring information for the funeral industry. Sign up for your free subscription at http://www.trigard.com/thursdays.

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