Michael Jordan once said, “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”
Individual talent, however immense, is not enough to overcome the variety of strategies an opposing team can devise. Teamwork utilizes a range of talent, and intelligence refines how it is accomplished. This is where Jen Dobel excelled in Q3.
Jen’s role in Human Resources has required her to stay in tune with the rules and guidelines employers must adhere to. Amid the pandemic, the frequency of these changes has increased.
Each day, Jen supports team members through proactive and reactive communication. By staying up to date on all that is changing, she helps us strategize for what’s to come while also providing prompt and concise responses to team members as questions arise at the moment.
Jen takes pride in her work and has a passion for helping people. She has demonstrated this through her communication in Q3. We are pleased to recognize her as our Q3 ‘Communicate’ award winner.
Well done, Jen!
What is your role at Clickstop?
How long have you worked at Clickstop?
What effect has this recognition had upon you?
I’ve missed the ability to communicate face-to-face greatly since the pandemic started. Receiving this recognition provided affirmation that I am still effectively communicating via our new virtual channels in ever-changing circumstances.
How have the behaviors within this Core Trait impacted your performance?
There is no such thing as overcommunication, especially in a time like this. I strive to be available for our employees via email, text and phone to make things as convenient for them as possible so we can communicate information to other employees, supervisors and the leadership team timely. If I am working on something for the whole company, I seek input from my team members to ensure I have the non-HR lens on it as well.
How have you taken ownership of your growth?
As a department of 1, I’ve had to find resources and partners I can count on. With the pandemic this year, there is always something new to learn. As an employee-owner, I know that I need to make an impact every single day, so I want to daily bring the best version of myself to the table. That’s done by continually growing, learning and pushing your limits.
Who has helped to challenge and inspire your growth during your Clickstop journey?
I’ve enjoyed my time with many co-workers and have a great deal of admiration for them – specifically, Chad Brandmeyer, Megan Goebel, Logan Hansen and Chris Biechler. I think Logan is the person who most frequently has me leaving the conversation pondering many things I hadn’t thought of before. He has fresh eyes, keeps things flexible and thinks outside of the box.
What message do you have for your team members?
We have all been pushed out of our comfort zones this year. I appreciate everyone’s flexibility and patience as we all strive to do the best we can do. I am proud to be part of our team of employee owners and anxiously looking forward to the day we can be reunited in person!
If you had to work but didn’t need the money, what would you choose to do?
Something in the non-profit sector. It’s no secret that I am passionate about many organizations in our community, but the volunteering I value most is the work I do with Big Brothers Big Sisters.
If you could be a member of any tv-sitcom family / group of friends, which would it be?
Saved by The Bell or Full House. My 4th grade teacher can tell you that every single creative writing story I wrote somehow found me hanging with the cast of one of those shows.
Do you dance crazy when no one is looking?
I dance crazy when people ARE looking, so of course. Annual retreat last year anyone? 😊 You should have seen me back when I had 2 good knees. 😊
What’s something you get wrong almost every time you do it?
Relationships? LOL 😊
Would you rather keep your current sleep schedule or hibernate for 3 months and have 9 months of 24/7 alertness without being tired?
My current sleep schedule is minimal, but I think I’ll keep it.