I enjoy working with my colleagues, and the variety of activities involved in my job–such as staffing the JTB booth at the Honolulu Marathon exhibition; jumping in with others to meet deadlines for rush orders; working on special projects with my teammates; connecting our JTB leaders with other leaders in our local business and NPO (nonprofit organization) communities and assisting with the Honolulu Festival–all of which help JTB fulfill its 10 promises to customers and employees. My work is also personally fulfilling because I am contributing to our company’s efforts to help make Hawaii 100% reliant on renewable energy by 2045, by introducing Adon Renewables Solar PV system to commercial entities. I am still new to JTB and have a steep learning curve, but I look forward to each challenge knowing that I can count on my teammates for help.
One of the JTB core values is global consciousness, and JTB is acting on this value in two impactful ways: 1) We were the first private tour company to add electric buses to our fleet (2018). Blue Planet Foundation ( a Hawaii NPO dedicated to clearing the path for clean energy) recognized our efforts to integrate clean transportation in our tour operations by awarding JTB Hawaii with its distinguished “Honua Award” in 2019. 2) JTB Hawaii along with Tokyo Electric Power Company has made a significant investment in Adon Renewables, a local solar PV company with a mission to help Hawaii achieve its goal of running on 100% clean, renewable energy by 2045. It’s admirable for JTB to take a leadership role in this area, in line with its core values, and I am proud to work for such a company.
Welcome to the JTB `ohana (family)! Your strengths and unique skill set you bring to your position. JTB is counting on you to shape the future of our great organization through your independent work, teamwork, and collaborations outside the team. Please also be flexible, strive for excellence through “kaizen” continuous improvement, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. My colleagues have been instrumental in enabling me to overcome the challenges of “newness” and I appreciate that very much. Ganbatte!!