Message from Corporate View's CEO, Madeline Tucker
to the Corporate View Intranet, the online service for our employees.
The Corporate View Intranet links more than 29,000 employees in
offices around the world. We are organized into six divisions
we call strategic business units.
TeleView | RetailView
| MoneyView |
MediView | PublishView
business units are six semi-independent divisions that work together
as a team. Each is led by a Vice President of Operations that
reports directly to me. You can visit and learn about each division
over our corporate Intranet. The Intranet allows us to work closely
together as teams so we can take advantage of our greatest assetour
Focus On Our Slogan
With all this technology, it may be easy to lose
sight of our purpose. However, our slogan, "Designing,
Developing, and Delivering Quality Products for People,"
denotes a commitment to put our customers first.
Because of this commitment, Corporate View has developed
a diverse product line. That is why we organized our business
units. Each unit or division represents the various product categories
we design, develop, and deliver. We have created a comprehensive
product line, and our customers have a product loyalty that other
The last quarter had its ups and downs. We survived
a short-term drop in our stock price by rebounding in the last
quartergoing up by 4 1/4 in the last few trading sessions.
Your hard work and creativity have led to new products like:
- The Ultra Mobile Video Phone that allows our customers to
download and view their favorite shows on their phone.
- The ZapSmart SmartPhone that comes with a powerful high-resolution
These products are quickly capturing market share and comsumer
attention, which is helping our stock's performance.
Why Use the Intranet?
The short answer: World-Wide Teamwork.
Because of the World Wide Web and our own Intranet,
the distance between us is no longer a barrier. For example, it
is easy for our manufacturing facility in Hong Kong to work closely
with our Research Park in Boulder. It takes only a few keystrokes
for our Florida MediView Marketing team to coordinate with our
European Sales team. To be a global company, we no longer need
be limited by time zones or the cost of airline tickets. We can
now meet, create, and succeed by working as teams online.
And you can all benefit. I would like all of you
to visit and read our new, online Employee
Handbook . There you can learn about all of our policies
and procedures and about the important employee benefits that
each of you receive as a team member in this great company.
The Employee Handbook is just one example of how
the intranet helps us. Before we established the Intranet, each
of our business units worked very independently. There was little
or no contact among units. For instance, the TeleView staff never
interacted with the RetailView team, and the MediView staff never
worked with the PublishView team. And not enough of our employees
are taking advantage of the wonderful travel services provided
by our newest business unit, TravelView.
Although teamwork thrived at the local level, we
wanted to see that same team-working spirit expand across the
corporation. We discovered that work performed by one business
unit can be used and expanded on by other business units.
We learned this lesson when we consolidated our
research and development at the Corporate View Research Park.
We saw R&D teams from business units as different as TeleView
and MediView sharing technological solutions that saved time and
money. The teams created great new products that improved the
lives of our customers and our bottom line.
It would be impossible to move all 29,431 of you
together in the same place. But, we hope the Intranet will allow
some of the same sharing and creativity that we have seen in the
Research Park emerge everywhere in the corporation. Use the Intranet.
Think of new ways to collaborate so that we can continue to design,
develop, and deliver the finest products people can buy.
On The Home Front
We have experienced problems with the way dental
benefits are administered in the USA. Please contact your HR department
about expediting dental payments.
that performance reviews are due at HR no later than the 15th.
Also, managers, please submit your performance evaluations to
your HR manager via email. Do not share this confidential information
with anyone except your designated HR team member.
Thanks for all you do!
CEO and President