February 13, 2020 is the fifth anniversary of JBE. Not very many companies that start with a single employee make it to five years. Few grow to thirteen full-timers and a collection of part-timers as we have in that brief span of time. I am so very grateful to all those in Team JBE who have taken a chance on a unique “Next Gen” style of company, without whom we would not be the company we are today. In the spirit of treating our employees as the most important thing there is, we gathered our full-timers in a company retreat last month at Crystal Beach, Texas to celebrate, refresh and develop a thoughtful focus on our future. We were joined by Mike Rega from Ecliptic Consulting Group who helped us work through the communications topic.
Our team is so much better equipped to collaborate as a result of the time we spent together. Our staff works remotely all year (we have chosen to avoid offices), so I think the chance to get together once a year is a critical aspect of our work-life balance.
We allow our employees to select how many hours per week they work so we can accommodate a wide variety of life situations. We think happy employees means great work results for our clients, and it’s working! We aim to make the world a more sustainable place, one day at a time.