In December, Open Technology Group launched a company-wide MVG Essay Contest focused on our core values. In 750 words or less, employees were invited to describe how they clearly demonstrated each of the five values in their work during 2012. Surpass expectations. Help team members excel. Inspire enthusiasm. Forge open and honest relationships. Think innovatively. The outstanding essay submissions showed that these principles truly are the underpinning of the corporate culture at Open Technology Group.
“Everyone at headquarters really enjoyed reading the essay submissions. They inspired enthusiasm throughout the office, to say the least,” said Amanda Wallace, HR Manager. “Thank you to everyone who participated!”
After much deliberation, the headquarters staff named Josh Singer the 2012 MVG for his essay entitled “OTG– Finally A Group Who Gets It!” Additionally, four other employees will be awarded honorable mention prizes.
“Open Technology Group has a long-standing commitment to surpassing expectations, and we are proud that our employees did just that with their amazing essay submissions. We had many worthy entries, but Josh Singer did an exceptional job of capturing the essence and importance of our core values in the workplace,” said Jose Carlos Linares, Open Technology Group’s President and CEO.
As an Apple Engineer at the US Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC, Josh has been providing exceptional support for Macintosh computers and Apple mobile devices since October of 2011. Because of his office-wide reputation for going out of his way to help others, Josh has become the go-to man for the BEP Photo Engravers, according to his co-workers.
“I enjoy integrating the Mac platform into the federal environment, and love assisting the office with their questions about these mysterious iMacs, iPhones, and iPads,” Josh said in his winning essay.
Josh will receive round-trip airfare for two to the destination of his choice in addition to a $1,000 bonus to cover travel expenses. Congratulations, Josh! We are proud to name you Open Technology Group’s 2012 Most Valuable Groupie!
Honorable mention winners will each receive a $150 gift card to the restaurant of their choice.
Thank you to all of the groupies who participated in the 2012 MVG Essay Contest. We look forward to seeing you continue to display the core values in your work during 2013.