Employee of the Quarter Spotlight: Jodie Davis
April 17, 2018
Spring is bringing us more than just flowers and nicer weather. We’ve got our latest recipient of the Q1 2018 Ken Deggs Employee of the Quarter Award, Jodie Davis, Field Supervisor, here to tell us a little about what she does day in and day out at DDC. Working at DDC for over a decade, Jodie has always gone above and beyond. This past quarter, Jodie worked extensively with our field teams to ensure client success as we started a new year.
Check out our interview below and get to know Jodie a little better.
What brought you to DDC originally?
In 2007, after quite a few years in the workforce outside the home, I wanted to find a way to work from home. Onpoint at Home was one of the companies listed on a popular work-at-home website. I started as an Advocacy Coordinator in August of 2007 and was brought on as a Field Supervisor in February of 2009. Later, Onpoint became a part of DDC Advocacy, which we now know as DDC Public Affairs.
You’ve been here for over 10 years. What is a piece of advice you’d give someone just starting here at DDC?
Be fluid and adaptable – embrace change because it will find you when you least expect it.
What’s something that people would be surprised to know about you?
I am fairly basic and down to earth, no surprises here. I would say that I do not do well in the spotlight, but for those who already know me, that would not come as a surprise.
What is your biggest challenge working as a field supervisor at DDC?
Because I work remotely from my home office, my biggest challenge is to know when the workday is done. I’m easily caught up in answering just one more email or question from my team or running just one more report. It has taken about 10 years, but I think I’m getting better at it.
If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?
Scotland – its rich history simply fascinates me.
What would you say is the most important skill or quality to have when working as a field supervisor?
Being organized and consistent while maintaining flexibility is essential. Going from zero to 110 is more often the rule rather than the exception, so it’s important to ask questions and make suggestions along the way.
What are you most proud of professionally?
Generally, I am proud of my overall approach to the work I do each day. No matter the task, I always give more than 100% because I never really know where my work product will land. Mine has never been a “minimum effort” mindset, so if I am going to touch it, I always ensure that I give it my best.
Working as a field supervisor means coordinating with a lot of different teams all over the country. What is your approach for working in this type of environment?
Always be patient, consistent and a good listener. By truly stopping to listen, you know exactly what needs to be done, thereby creating efficiency, a good work product, and maintaining positive work relationships, regardless of who you are working with. Realize that it is the differences that create the uniqueness.
The Ken Deggs Employee of the Quarter Award honors DDC employees who go above and beyond to ensure the success of our clients, and our company. Named after longtime friend and colleague Ken Deggs whose character and work ethic exemplified excellence, the award provides donations to the Ken Deggs family while honoring his proud legacy.