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What makes ArcherPoint?

Group photo of ArcherPoint Employees - 2014

Who is ArcherPoint and what drives us? Well, you probably are familiar with the fact that we’re a Microsoft Dynamics NAV Partner (value-added reseller) and that we’ve been one since 2002. Along that journey, we have defined not only what drives us but our culture and values that have helped shape our business. We always knew our focus was Dynamics NAV, and we pride ourselves on knowing the product inside and out. What we’ve also worked on is defining and solidifying our core values. Through a serious assessment of our business and the services we provide, we came up with these core values:

  1. Delighting clients with amazing work that they are happy to pay for and rave about to others.
  2. Building an enduring tribe distinguished by collaboration and always putting the good of the community, clients, and colleagues above self-interest.
  3. Learning and always challenging ourselves to build a better business and helping our clients do the same.

As you can see, we are all about building a better business for ourselves and our clients as well, and learning is a huge part of that. We have read a handful of invaluable books that have helped shape our culture and business, and we would like to share them with you. These books have helped create the ArcherPoint we have today and have been influential in understanding ourselves better as a company.

Reading List:

Tribal Leadership, Dave Logan
The Three Laws of Performance, Dave Logan & Steve Zaffron
Traction, Gino Wickman
Lessons from the Mouse, Dennis Snow
Unleashing Excellence, Dennis Snow & Teri Yanovitch
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni
The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive, Patrick Lencioni
Good to Great, Jim Collins
Agile Estimating and Planning, Mike Cohn
Agile Software Development with Scrum, Ken Schwaber & Mike Beedle
Blue Ocean Strategy, W. Chan Kim & Renee Mauborgne
Switch: How to ChangeThings when Change is Hard, Chip & Dan Heath
Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work
Winning Decisions: Getting it Right the First Time, J. Edward Russo and Paul J.H. Schoemaker
The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us, Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons
Getting Things Done - David Allen
Being Agile in a Waterfall World, Jose Flahiff
The Great Game of Business, Jack Stack
A Stake in the Outcome, Jack Stack
Reinventing Organizations, Frederic Laloux
Holacracy, Brian J. Robertson

Maybe you’ve read some of them, or maybe you’re looking for some inspiration for your business. We can’t say that we’ve read any one book that has given us all the answers, but we will say that in each of these books we’ve found something that has helped shape the way we do business.

We hope this gives a little more insight into what ArcherPoint is all about, if you're interested in reading more about our management philosophy check out page 18 in this magazine. If you haven’t met us, consider filling out a form or calling us because we’re sure within just a few minutes of talking to us, you’ll realize how our core values drive our business and truly benefit the people we do business with.

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