The week of Elsbeth
Week 2. In ‘the week of’, the Project Managers, or other team members, of goMICE share their (work) week in a new blog. This week, you can look and read along with the week of goMICE Operations Manager Elsbeth!
We start off each week with the ‘kick-off of the week’. After discussing the weekend with everyone, we begin the week as a team with this short meeting.
We discuss ongoing and upcoming projects, share all necessary information and determine where we can help and support each other. We not only work on existing requests but also have many new requests waiting in our mailboxes. For instance, there is a request for an incentive trip to New York and Berlin, and we need to take care of 100 flight tickets to Madrid.
Once a month, we get together as the Management Team. We have a great view of Rotterdam from the 31st floor of our office! During the first MT meeting of this year, we mainly look back on the year 2017, but also look forward to 2018! What does this year have in store for us and what are our objectives?
In the afternoon, I am meeting a few project managers and we will finetune the last details of the inspection trips that will take place next week. In addition, several groups are departing this week. Some of these groups will be guided by our project managers. Together with them, we make sure to dot all the I’s and cross all the t’s. Meanwhile, we are briefly distracted by a massive crane that passes by our office.
This morning I work remotely and provide help where necessary. We schedule a date for a meeting with one of our regular customers. This year, the inspiration trip for almost 300 people will go to Italy. This is always a great challenge, because we divide the group across various flights (by scheduled service and private planes) from different airports, while everyone needs to arrive around the same time. Are you also looking for inspiration for a trip to Italy (or another destination)? Let us know! All quotations are tailored to your needs!
We start the day with another short team meeting. Is everyone in control and is everything still going according to plan? This week, several groups came back from their trips and we always immediately call these customers to ask whether the trip was to their liking. In the afternoon, we have a meeting in which the goMICE app is presented and explained. It has become a beautiful app that we can use with incentive trips, meetings or events. The official launch is happening soon! The goMICE app can be fully customised to each client, which is great! We are happy to tell you more about this app.
This week was full of inspiring requests, surprising challenges, and…teamwork! The goMICE team is growing rapidly and we recently gained new reinforcement in our department in the form of Moniek Freriks. We also have a new project manager who is starting on 15 February. Today, Moniek is helping with the programme for a beautiful trip to a Spanish city. A trip that involves the guests staying in luxurious accommodations, seeing the city by helicopter and transporting the group by limousine, champagne and all. We take on any challenge at goMICE and are happy to arrange it for you!
And that concludes the week of Operations Manager Elsbeth! We at goMICE wish you a happy new year and are more than happy to help you organise your Meetings, Incentives, Congresses and Events at home or abroad! Please feel free to contact me to discuss your wishes!