Posted on: 06.08.2017
As a group, we focus on the five cultural values that make up a part of our Bushido daily. At staff gatherings and even during down time, we recognize and reward the teammates who move our culture forward. Recognition comes in the form of focused feedback, Good Tuna awards, and focused storytelling. At all times, our goal is to nurture the team for success. One tool we use to help identify cultural leaders (those who truly embody the Dragonfly Way) is our Employee of the Month Program (EOM).
Each month, we focus on promoting one of our five cultural values, or one of the pillars of our Bushido, and really search out a teammate who embodies that particular focus. Each and every staff member has an opportunity to recognize teammates for work done well. Our guests can even contribute by leaving reviews on Yelp, OpenTable, Trip Advisor, Google Places, and Facebook.
With an idea of The Dragonfly Way in Hand, we wanted to share a brief introduction to our winners. Get to know them, and say “Hi” next time you’re in for a visit!
Name: Nathan Ha
Occupation: Sushi Chef
Teammate Since: 2013
Favorite Cultural Value: Expand Talent
Favorite Food: Ice Cream
Favorite Menu Item: Bacon Wrapped Enoki
Favorite Movie: Mulan
We asked him what his favorite Dragonfly memory was:
When I first started with Dragonfly, I misspelled cilantro really badly. To this day, anytime I make a mistake the team will chide me by yelling our “Cilantro” no matter where they are in the restaurant. It’s both embarrassing and endearing because it’s one of the first moments that I really connected with the team. Every time I hear “Cilantro” I know everyone is smiling!