Chairman's Corner
Author: ownerblog Created: 11/10/2011 12:27 PM
Latest News and Views from our Chairman, Committees and Staff
By ownerblog on 6/17/2014 12:39 PM
Celebrate Service Week is one of my favorite annual events, and 2014 marks the fifth year that we’ve held this global celebration to appreciate the tremendous dedication and contributions of our people.It’s truly a “family affair’—Celebrate Service was created as a collaboration between the Owners Association and IHG and continues as one of our most successful, ongoing joint efforts.My appreciation for Celebrate Service, however, goes far beyond the event itself. Of course, it says a lot about the culture we are building together with IHG that we host this global, week-long “thank you note” to the 350,000-plus individuals who work at IHG hotels and corporate offices. That’s something a leader does.But Celebrate Service Week, I believe, should be just the starting point, a reminder to us as owners of the fact that our people are our power. We know it in our bones—they are our most valuable asset, the lifeblood of our business. We don’t have to wait for this annual event, outstanding as it is, to let our employees...