Every September the call for competition entries goes out throughout Adama, and the award categories are publicized: “Best Marketing Project,” “Best Organizational Process Project”, “Best Operations Project”, “Best Product Offering Project”, and “Best Inspirational Project.”
Following this call, Adama colleagues and teams from around the globe contemplate their best projects of the past year – those which showcase the strengths, professionalism and diversity of the company. They then brainstorm and craft their competition entries, which include a creative statement and video that are shared on the company’s global employee portal.
After an extensive winnowing process from scores of entries, five finalists are selected, and a representative from each finalist team flies to Adama headquarters to proudly present the project to Adama’s top leadership at a festive gala event at our General Assembly, Adama’s annual global leadership conference. To further enhance the value of the program, a public speaking coach mentors each team representative, to help polish their presentations and impart a professional development lesson that will last a lifetime.
The votes are counted and the winning team is awarded the trip of their dreams to any Adama region in the world, in a journey that mixes business and pleasure and provides a chance for the employees to share their experience with each other.
Projects from All Business Fields
• Informative mobile app that displays information about products, crops and farming challenges, even when Internet access is unavailable (Mexico, finalist 2015)
Besides the recognition certificates and prizes that the finalists and winners receive and the celebration of Adama’s values, the competition provides a platform for sharing creative concepts throughout the company, with the ultimate goal of our employees around the world adopting them to improve their business and processes.
This entrenched tradition fosters an attitude of innovation throughout the company, and empowers each employee to introduce new techniques and ideas into the Adama community. So that every year we ask ourselves, “what new, exciting innovation will my colleagues think of next?”