In my opinion, one of the most important things about making a difference is self-motivation. I realized no matter how much you try, there is no way to force or make someone do something that they do not want to do. If you do, they will not be able to execute and perform to their true capabilities.
I have been reading books and articles recently and I read an interesting point that a psychologist made. He was talking about human relations and what makes people satisfied with their jobs and what makes people want to quit even if the pay might be decent. He stated that once a worker is able to have a sense of autonomy and ownership about something, they become a lot happier with their job and therefore perform better. The trust that they receive and the sense of accountability motivates workers on a personal level to not only become more passionate, but also perform better and make a bigger difference in their workplaces.
I think this is why I always felt valued at iMADdu and one of the main ways that iMADdu has made a difference in my life. During my time here, I had a lot of accountability in my work, especially because I worked remotely. Looking back, iMADdu trusted a freshman with lots of responsibilities and tasks which made me really grateful because I had very little work experience. I think that this is why I enjoyed working with made and motivated me to make as much of a positive impact on the company as possible.