Jacobs Future Weekend 2014 Jacobs Future Huntsville
Agenda • Background • Information Sessions • Challenge / Teambuilding / Networking • Jacobs Future – Huntsville (Hannah) • Questions
Background • [Blah blahblah what is JF weekend, what does it represent for the company, how long has it been going on, how many esssa types have gone…]
Weekend Agenda • Thursday • Arrival • Social Time / Picnic / Bonfire • Friday • Informational Sessions • Cocktail Reception / Formal Dinner • Saturday • Challenge Course • Cultural Caberet • Sunday • Informational Sessions • Departure
Session Topics • “Sales and the New Employee” • The importance of irreverence, business benefits of a good attitude. • “Jacobs and You” • The relationship between Jacobs and employees. • “One Jacobs: Building a Single Identity” • Integrating acquisitions and global offices into a single corporate culture. • “Checking In & BeyondZero” • Safety message, importance of being willing to check in with people even if it’s uncomfortable. • Career Development Workshop • Ethics • Ethics case studies. Difficult customers, “worksharing”. The difference between acting in the customers’ best interest and simply saying “yes” to whatever they want.
Challenge Activities • Assessing the expertise of team members to achieve optimal results. • Encouraging others to achieve in spite of their own doubts. • Keeping communication open throughout all processes.
Cultural Cabaret • Opening communication lines within the region to encourage networking. • Collaborating with other young career employees to create a successful product. • Embracing the cultures that encompass JACOBS.
Key Takeaways • Jacobs Technology is unique in the Jacobs world, and ESSSA is unique in Jacobs Technology. • The differences in our business, our proximity to the customer, the nature of the work make many of the “One Jacobs” initiatives difficult/impossible to implement. • Employees that are part of a JFN are more engaged, more prepared, and more invested in the company. • Jacobs Technology needs to foster those kinds of ties in its employees to prevent brain drain. ESSSA management should support and encourage the establishment of a Jacobs Future Network in Huntsville.
Jacobs Future Network Huntsville • Benefits • Challenges • Requests