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Strategic Rowdiness: A business mantra that allows for creativity and growth

It took me a while to coin a phrase that we use internally at DH Tech. I like this term because it describes our company well. We try to think big picture and always look to the future. This allows us to focus on emerging technologies and evangelize the ones we believe in. We are often called the loudest group in a crowd. I don’t mind being with the loud group; in fact, I encourage it. It’s ok to stand out! I think in this day and age the outcasts are the ones who become the most popular and successful.

What does it mean to be strategically rowdy?

You have to think about things differently. You have to look at things in their most basic form and try to get a better understanding. Question why it is the way it is. I was taught to not blindly follow rules but to get a better understanding of the purpose of the rule. Unfortunately, we all get hung up on hearsay and bad information, and it creates a bias that is difficult to overcome. You most certainly CAN NOT do business as usual.

Being strategically rowdy means you have to anticipate the future! Think critically! Rebuke biases and current beliefs; both your own and your customers. Interpret the information at your disposal and look for opposing views. Get someone to challenge your way of thinking so you can see different perspectives. Surround yourself with diversity and people who will challenge your way of thinking! Educate yourself so you can be prepared. Then go back and educate yourself again and again! All of these things combined are an unorthodox way of thinking. It’s ok to be different. Finally, you have to take a stance! This is where the rowdiness comes in. You can’t hide in a tall crowd. You can’t be silent in a group of people. You can’t watch as the pitch goes sailing past you. Be noticed! Be passionate! Be a disruptor! Get the word out! Be rowdy! Just don’t be rude!

We carefully orchestrated moves in the first couple years of business as DH Tech, starting with the right technologies. We then focused on ensuring we have the right government contract vehicles for our customers. We keep looking toward the future. Maybe you can challenge our way of thinking or educate us on the next great thing. Either way, we are proud of being rowdy and encouraging creativity. All these attributes have contributed to our growth and success.

Why be strategically rowdy?

Thinking like this has earned us multiple accolades such as CRN’s #1 spot on Fast Growth 150, Best Places to work in Greater Washington for 2019 and 2020. Virginia's Vanguard Award for #1 Fastest Growing Tech Company for 2018, CRN’s 2018, 2017, and 2016 Solution Provider 500NVIDIA’s 2017 Federal Partner of the Year and Washington Business Journal’s 2016 Top Small Technology Companies list. In 2018 as our list continues to grow, so do the many great things yet to come. We are hiring! If this sounds like something you want to be a part of apply for a position. You can be part of our creativity! Contact us:


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