Original Date: 08/20/2001
Revision Date: 12/14/2006
Best Practice : Year in Review Booklet
Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems-Surface Systems published its first Year in Review booklet in 2000. Its purpose is to share the year’s events, successes, and recognitions with employees and their families. The booklet is also shared with customers and is being used in the recruiting process.
Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems-Surface Systems (NE&SS-SS) wanted a way to recognize the accomplishments of employees, encourage them to think like business owners, be engaged in the success of the business, and attract and retain talented personnel. The company also wanted to showcase its employees, events, and successes to the families of employees. In late 2000, Lockheed Martin NE&SS-SS developed the first Year in Review booklet.
This professionally published booklet serves as a microcosm of the business year, highlighting employees, programs, accomplishments, milestones, contract awards, and technology areas within the company. The booklet is mailed to the home of every employee, so they may share it with their families. Lockheed Martin NE&SS-SS also provides copies for its customers, uses it as a recruiting tool, and posts an electronic version on its web site for further dissemination.
The booklet includes: Business - Looks at how the company outperformed traditional and new competitors, and met business challenges with commitment and innovation.
Technology - Describes how technology is the lifeblood of the Lockheed Martin NE&SS-SS family, and includes information on patents received and technologies which spurred the company’s competitive posture.
Partnerships - Shows how working with other businesses allows all to share, learn, and combine technological knowledge to provide the best value and product to the customer.
A Winning Workplace - Documents the company’s awards for environmental, safety, health, and security programs. Lockheed Martin NE&SS-SS also celebrates its employees through numerous business awards.
People - Shows how the company has created a work environment that fosters creativity, job autonomy, and opportunities for career development as a major part of the business mix.
Neighbors - Through its employees’ sense of community and volunteerism, the company provides support to the communities where they live and work.
Testimonials - A collection of quotes from employees who laud the company for the work environment it has created.
The Year in Review booklet strongly supports employee morale, recruiting efforts, customer relations, media relations, and community relations. Most importantly, it gives a personal touch to the business side of the company. The year 2000 held significant accomplishments for the Lockheed Martin NE&SS-SS family, and this booklet has done well in documenting those successes. The 2001 Year in Review booklet is already on the drawing board, ready to raise the bar of success of the first edition.
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