Egg Drop Exercise Taught JCS Employees More Than the Value of Teamwork

Winning Team - Group 5

What can you learn from 25 straws, 25” of masking tape and a raw egg?  At JCS, we put all the Engineering brainpower to work, along with a dash of Fabrication, and stirred it up with a pinch of Finance and Purchasing for good measure to meet the challenge.

The teams were charged with the task of designing a delivery system that would protect a raw egg from breaking after it had been dropped in a free fall of 8 feet prior to hitting the floor. Even though all five teams wound up with scrambled eggs, the teams had some fun and learned the value of inclusion, innovation, and design simplicity.  The group also learned that most learning comes from failure – encouraging “fast failures”.  

Congratulations to team #5 formed by Marco Rodriguez, Robert Wilkie, Andrew Furnare, Andrew Schreiber, and Shauna Traxler who won the challenge by saving the most resources (12 straws and 1” of tape) during the exercise. 

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Pauline is the Director of Human Resources at JCS, responsible for leading strategic talent management initiative. She facilitates JCS's recruitment and compliance initiatives, training and development, employee relations, and performance management. The foundation of her career has been built on strong values, living up to commitments, valuing others, and building trust-based relationships. Pauline is certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt, Senior Professional in Human Resources (HRCI), SHRM-SCP, DISC Behavioral Analyst, as well as in Organization Development.