2313 Inc. Travels to the Bahamas!


Just last weekend, 2313 Inc. traveled to the Atlantis Paradise Island Hotel in Nassau, Bahamas! We enjoyed some fun in the sun, as well as soaking up everything there is to offer at this beautiful location.

One of our favorite parts of the entire trip was participating in a charity volleyball tournament on the beach. The 2313 Inc. team, known as Notorious DIGS, fought hard and came out on top! Around 20 teams participated, and the only team left standing was 2313 Inc. The tournament benefited Operation Smile, which is a great cause.

Operation Smile is an international charity that performs safe, effective cleft lip and cleft palate surgery for children that are born with deformities. They deliver beneficial medical therapies to children in low and middle-income countries, most notably in South America and Africa.

Operation Smile is a mobilized force of international medical professionals and caring hearts. They are a pioneer in advocating for the importance of safe surgery in resource-poor environments and is also largest surgical charity of its kind. Operation Smile leads research into the causes of cleft lip and cleft palate, and its prevention, treatment and eradication.

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Check out the photos of our awesome time in the Bahamas!

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10 Motivational Teamwork Quotes


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1. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” — Michael Jordan

Winner of 6 NBA championships, Jordan knows the value of teamwork over talent in achieving major victories.

2. “None of us is as smart as all of us.” — Ken Blanchard

The management guru’s simple advice should be remembered. A team can achieve more than a mere individual.

3. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” ― Helen Keller

This eloquent statement on the nature of teamwork from Helen Keller is the ultimate motivational advice for teams.

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“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

This impactful quote from a French aviator and poet reminds us that teams are best motivated when they’re emotionally invested. It’s the sizzle, not the steak.

5. “A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle.” – Japanese proverb

This famous nugget of wisdom is as true as it gets. There is power and strength in numbers.

6.  “A major reason capable people fail to advance is that they don’t work well with their colleagues.” – Lee Iacocca

A mega-successful American businessman, Iacocca knows the value of being a team-player. It’s not just how good you are, it’s how you work with the team.

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7. “No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

How great is this quote? Emerson may have helped shape the notion of individuality in early America, but he also knew its limitations.

8. “Light is the task where many share the toil.” – Homer

This quote from the father of Western literature reminds us that if all share the burden, we won’t work ourselves to exhaustion.

9. “You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note.” – Doug Floyd

Each one of us has our own set of skills. Combine them together in a team and magic happens.

10. “Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.” – Unknown

It sounds so simple because it is! We can’t do it alone. Being part of team makes the workload manageable and success limitless.

Motivating Employees the Right Way


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Every leader wants their employees to stand behind the business and be productive. They’re getting paid, so they’re contractually obligated to get things done, right? And why wouldn’t they automatically share the same passion and enthusiasm for the company that you do?

Let’s be honest—this can’t always be the case. But that doesn’t mean that less enthusiastic employees can’t become valuable and productive assets to you. Instead of putting all the blame on attitude, think about what you, as a leader, can do to motivate your employees the right way.

1. Find out what really motivates them

Some employees may feel that they are underpaid, and talking about their salary might be a viable option. But for many, their motivation comes from intrinsic factors. For example, an employee may feel disconnected with what they do because they aren’t seeing see the value of it. Or maybe an employee is motivated by the opportunity to climb the ladder. Find out what their intrinsic motivation is.

Find a time to talk, perhaps during a performance review, and find out what motivates the employee. Make sure they feel comfortable discussing these items and that they won’t be judged or reprimanded in any way. In talking, you may discover simple ways to boost your employees’ productivity in substantial, long-term ways.

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2. Acknowledge the positive

The mind’s negativity bias can prevent us from seeing the positive side of things. However, when you’re responsible for motivating employees, it’s worthwhile to try to overcome that bias. A too-common belief is that if employees are doing positive things, they’re simply doing their jobs and the paycheck is their reward. What these managers tend to forget is that humans aren’t usually motivated that way.

Employees need to know when they’re on the right track and be acknowledged for going above and beyond. True, they’re paid to help move the company forward, but if the praise keeps going to the top, while the blame always falls on them, they won’t be motivated. Acknowledge the positive things your employees do and they will feel more connected to the company.

3. Listen and include them


Finally, make an effort to include your employees in decision-making processes when possible. And if an employee has something to say, hear them out. What they say may or may not be grounds for your consideration, but you’ll never know if you don’t listen. For example, an employee that often complains about the speed of their computer might be pointing out an office-wide efficiency problem halting productivity at all levels.


Ultimately, you’ll find that your employees are intrinsically motivated by many things. Treating them with respect by listening to them, including them, and acknowledging the positive things they do is a surefire plan.

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2313 Inc. Top Gun Recruiter Event 2014


Top Gun Recruiter Event!

From September 18th to the 21st, 2313 Inc. attended a Top Gun Recruiter Event. Hosted in Laguna Beach, the event was a huge success. Six contest winners from locations all over the U.S. (Chicago, Detroit, San Diego) came together for a leadership and business meet up.

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The event was hosted at a beach house in Laguna Beach. Activities included seminars on time management, DISC assessment personality tests, and personal development plans.



And for some fun, attendees headed to the beach and tried out some snorkeling, as well as checked out the downtown Laguna nightlife. Check out 2313 Inc. on Facebook today for more company news and updates!