We all have a stake in the success of JBM Packaging. For JBM to be successful, it requires that all team members are fully invested in the vision, purpose, and values of the business. When our company is filled with team members who think and act like owners, work is more meaningful, rewarding, and enjoyable.
It takes the effort of every “owner” in the company to move it forward. You are not just an employee filling a role. As an “owner” in the company, you care for and oversee an important part of the business. It’s not just about getting your job done. It includes understanding how the company operates, our goals, and helping out across functions. It’s about not walking past a problem without fixing it or raising a flag. It’s about using existing resources before simply spending the money – “creativity before capital.” It’s about Ownership.
When something isn’t performing well, goals aren’t being met, or mistakes are made, true owners acknowledge they own the shortfall. They develop and communicate their plan to get the off-track area back on track. They do not blame others or look for excuses. They simply own the failure and act to return to positive performance.
Ownership is different than accountability. Accountability is doing what you’re supposed to do because it is expected of you. Ownership is doing what needs to be done because you expect it of yourself. It’s about taking the initiative to bring about positive results, and caring about the outcome as much as Marcus would.
Our team members as “owners” love their job, stay longer with the company, and walk the extra mile to broaden their skills and expertise. You don’t have to be the actual owner of JBM Packaging to “own it.”