On March 24, 2003 I spoke with Cheryl B concerning the culture of the Graphics Print organization at ADVO Inc. I learned that much is done in the spirit of making it an enjoyable place to spend forty or more hours a week. The organization prides itself on being hardworking and dedicated to the goal of meeting very tight deadlines. Cheryl pointed out that though there is "loads of work the employees have every opportunity to make it a fun place to be. The month of December is filled with holiday festivities, including several theme parties and a ˜mini me' Christmas tree decorating contest. Where all of the contestants must buy a small Christmas tree plant and attempt to decorate it in a likeness of themselves. I noticed last year even the manager participated.
I believe the participation of the manager fosters open communication with the employees. In speaking with Cheryl B, a graphics print coordinator, I learned that the manager,