The Thompson Electric PM Team, Field Team and Pre-Fab Team committees held their last quarterly meeting on July 22, 2016 in Sioux City.
This meeting’s theme was Productivity and Teamwork. Team members discussed hindrances to productivity and how we must all work together to accomplish our goals.
The team activity was held at The Greatest Escape in Sioux City, IA. Teams are “locked” in a themed room and have 1 hour to find the key to escape.
We had 3 teams in separate rooms work together to solve puzzles and put together clues to find the key. Based on observations of how each team approached the problem, no one person dominated the activities. We are very proud to say that everyone contributed as a true team member.
It shows that we have great people who work well together!
Committee Information: The PM team committee consists of all Thompson Electric project managers and estimators. The Field team committee consists of two field supervisors from each Thompson Electric division and is appointed by their division manager to serve at least a one year term. The Pre-Fab team consists of the pre-fab shop manager from each Thompson Electric division. The purpose of each committee is to bring forth issues relative to their line of work for discussion and resolution across divisions. Proposed resolutions are carried to the Executive Committee for approval. The meetings provide opportunities for training and teambuilding activities across divisions as well.
It is through sessions like this that we continue to learn from industry experts, as well as our own experiences, to develop and implement best practices to meet our mission.