G4 Culture: Values In Action

I think we can all agree it’s been a rough year. But, with Thanksgiving just around the corner, I realize that amid the craziness, stress, and worry I have a lot to be thankful for. Not only is my family healthy, but I get to help lead a company that focuses on creating a culture that values growth, kindness, and generosity. When it comes down to it, it doesn’t get much better than that.
At The Garibaldi Group, our team lives by four core values we call the “G4 Culture.” These beliefs are the guiding principle in our team interactions, whether it’s hiring, teambuilding, or just our daily interactions as we walk the halls and Zoom calls:

Be Generous

Be Generous by giving to others—whether it’s your time, energy, money, advice, or empathy.

Have Grit

Courage and strength of character is necessary in both the big moves and the daily, small steps forward. Our team has the resolve to go all-in on both.

Always Growing

Never stop learning: “When you stop growing, you start dying.”

Gather & Celebrate

Connection and belonging is the driver in great relationships and meaningful work.
This year has been especially rewarding for us, because our focus on these principles has begun to be recognized by organizations outside of our company. NJBiz named The Garibaldi Group one of the Best Places to Work in 2020. This one is a particularly high honor, because the award is based on employee feedback. Our company leaders and I can talk about creating a positive culture all day long. But when our team members feel seen, supported, and challenged on a daily basis and enjoy coming to work, we know we’ve achieved our goal.
Since the award banquet was done virtually this year, we reverted back to those principles and gathered our team together to celebrate, and to recognize and acknowledge them for the vital role they played in making this award a reality.

Another accolade we received this year which means a lot to me personally is the 2020 Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey’s (CIANJ) Companies that Care award. This award recognizes acts of generosity and kindness on the part of NJ companies trying to make the world a bit better. Our philanthropic efforts have been, and always will be, a cornerstone of our company culture. Through partnerships with organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, The All Stars Project, Cancer Hope Network, Morristown Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center, March Of Dimes, and Cookies For Kids’ Cancer, we encourage everyone to give what they can, whether it’s time, money, or knowledge. And I make sure I walk the walk, instead of just talking the talk, with hands-on company events that make a real difference in our community and inject meaning into our daily grind. We understand how lucky we are to be able to give, so we take advantage of that position as much as possible.

Our culture is a blend of old, time-tested values, and exciting ideas for the future—a synchronicity that keeps our company buzzing. It’s a daily balance of what we’ve done right for so long, with what we know we’re capable of doing for years to come. Even after a tough year like 2020, I’m incredibly thankful for the culture we’ve built, and excited about where the future will take us.

– Jeffrey Jr.

Above image from 2019