Considering the ripple effect of decisions is critical to the creation and execution of strategy. Understanding our market and customers, and how your performance in your role impacts them is really at the core of a customer-first mindset and also how we define strategic behaviors. As many of you know, there have been many barriers to overcome relative to inventory, production planning, and container shipments.
Q4 was a challenging one to be our production planner! We had large orders with a strict deadline, customers were ordering more than ever, and we were producing more stock items due to shipment delays from outside vendors.
In order to meet deadlines and brand promise it took some creative problem solving and great communication. Jake handled this very well and balanced the customer’s needs with the needs of the business.
What is your role at Clickstop?
How long have you worked at Clickstop?
What makes this recognition meaningful to you?
It means so much to me because this was a large focus of mine for the last several months. Working on understanding the ripple effects of my decisions has helped me be more strategic. This is affirmation that my hard work is bearing fruit.
How are the behaviors within this Core Trait / Safety Award critical for our ongoing success?
They are critical because if we make decisions in silos, it can reduce efficiency and not take in the full picture. Understating the ripple effects of our decisions is key for progress. Using data and key performance indicators helps us see the full picture to make the best decisions for Clickstop as a whole.
Within our Core Values, what is one area you are seeking growth? What difference will it make?
I am seeking growth in being more courageous. Taking more educated risks will help improve our processes and help inspire others to think big. Speaking up, even when it’s controversial will help find and diagnose issues at the root.
Would you rather be able to breathe underwater or have the agility of a cat?
I would rather be able to breath under water. I could visit historic sunken cities and look for treasure from shipwrecks!
What is the coolest/craziest place you ever been to?
My favorite place I’ve ever visited was the Redwood forest. I love the beauty, tranquility, and year-round weather.
What is your favorite activity that you like to do with your family?
We love to play card games and board games. Euchre and Catan are played the most.
If you had 5 million dollars tomorrow, how would you spend the rest of your life?
I would buy a small acreage in Iowa with a pond and go back to school to finish my Political Science degree. After that I would run for city council and keep busy with that and my other hobbies.