The week of Rob Jansen
Week 3. 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 Director Rob Jansen!
“In hindsight, my week actually looks quite bizarre”. A kick-off meeting with the Management Team, a meeting with RTL Z about a TV programme about goMICE, developing our social media policy with Robin from ROBIN Online Marketing, a New Year’s Dinner with UNIGLOBE owners and finally, which many people don’t know, helping in one of our Domino’s Pizza stores on Friday…
The first working day of the week is all about preparing the 2018 kick-off with the Management Team of UNIGLOBE and goMICE.
The kick-off takes place today. This time, at the top floor of the World Port Center! Here, we present the double growth figures of 2017 and discuss our objectives and the hot themes for 2018. The impact of the new GDPR (personal data protection) is the most important upcoming theme for players in our market. Of course, the customers and our own employees remain our primary focus.
I start really early Wednesday morning, because an applicant for a position in Business Travel is scheduled for 08:30 AM. It was a good conversation, and the applicant is definitely suitable for goMICE! At 11:00 AM, I have the monthly meeting with ROBIN Online Marketing. Robin has been taking care of our website and the online marketing strategy for years. Today, he once again has good ideas that will contribute to the growth of the brand and an improvement of goMICE’s positioning. You will see what I mean in time!
In the afternoon, together with Anita van Maanen (Managing Director at goMICE), I have a meeting with a TV producer for RTL Z and RTL 7. An exciting meeting, because a TV show about goMICE, and our own lives, is not something you do every day. As such, we are very curious about the further process and the outcome.
I try to work out at least twice during my work week. This morning, I went on a lengthy run through the Barendrechtse Grienden.
After my run, I hop on my bike and go to the office. After spending a few hours at the office, I go home early to drive toward Kasteel Montfoort with Anita. We have a New Year’s Dinner with the owners of UNIGLOBE there. It’s always good to talk to fellow entrepreneurs and look forward to 2018!
The last day of the week was special! I first had a meeting with one of our biggest customers together with our Sales Manager, Byron Bentley. The topic of conversation was the contract extension, and we decided to continue working with each other after just 30 minutes! This great news needed to be celebrated with a lunch. We went to restaurant De Landbouw, which I highly recommend!
But not many people know that in addition to UNIGLOBE and goMICE, we also have a few Domino’s Pizza stores in Rotterdam. How that came to be is something you should ask me personally sometime.
I always help there for a few hours on Fridays. I make pizzas or deliver them with a moped. My eldest son (16) usually works there at that time, and today, my youngest son (14) was also present for an evening.
It is great to end the week, together with the guys, in this incredibly fun business. Around 20:30 PM, you can find me on the couch with a good glass of red wine. It was a great week!