See the Bigger Picture

By Joe Schofield, Senior Client Search Consultant at Jackson + Coker.

Every year, Jackson + Coker associates get together to see the bigger picture through our cooperate team training outside of the office and spend the day kickstarting the New Year with motivational speakers and insightful exercises. This year included a team building exercise that not only got us up and moving after a long day of listening, but also gave us food for thought on how we can be more successful in our day-to-day jobs.

Senior leadership gave us a few instructions and directed us into groups. As we got into groups, we each quickly picked out a colored Sharpie marker and a blindfold. We were quickly given a run down on what we needed to do. A leader, whoever had the yellow marker, was going to guide the rest of his or her group members to draw a mystery picture while blindfolded. We had ten minutes – seems easy enough, right?

Our leader took each of us individually and carefully instructed us to draw based on the given instructions. I waited for my turn and twiddled my thumbs as I waited. I hear, “Three minutes left!” over the loud speaker and I realized I hadn’t even gone yet. Finally, time was up, and we could take our blindfolds off. We realized we didn’t get very far since our drawing was a mess. We struggled to figure out what this could possibly be. An image of the Jackson + Coker logo appeared on the screen and my team simultaneously said. “Of course!”

The senior leadership team told us we now had one minute to draw the same image and didn’t have to wear our blindfolds. My team quickly developed a game plan and executed our logo as best and fast as we could. One minute was up and everyone took a seat.

Confused and hungry as it was almost time for lunch, we settled in to figure out what the exercise meant. Senior leadership revealed they had done the exercise as well and struggled the same way we had. We started to realize the meaning of the exercise: 

You can’t be nearly as successful unless your team understands the importance of the bigger picture.

Once my team saw the logo, it was much easier to execute our drawing even with only a minute on the clock. The same thought can be applied to any team or company. When associates can understand the bigger picture or the goal, they will be much more successful at executing those tasks due to such clarity and transparency. When associates are left in the dark, it leads to inefficiency and lack of connection.

Guiding your team to draw the bigger picture is an important factor that will lead to success. Will you do so with a clear direction?

We’re investing in our team and company by using this strategy so that we can serve you better. Our goal is to make sure that every patient has access to a healthcare provider and every healthcare provider has a job they like. We’re able to successfully live this goal and mission out by consistently having an open and transparent line of communication with every one of our associates and leaders. As we’re able to see this big picture, we’re able to execute our daily duties with excellence and passion.

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Federal facts for you.

We are a Federal Supply Schedule Contract holder. 

Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Contract: 36F79723D0086, Professional and Allied Healthcare Staffing, effective March 15, 2023, through March 14, 2028.

NAICS Codes:
  • 561320: Temporary help services. 
  • 621111: Offices of physicians. 
  • 621112: Offices of physicians, mental health specialists. 
  • 621399: Offices of all other miscellaneous health practitioners. 
  • 621330: Offices of mental health practitioners.


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We contact the facility’s Medical Service Office (MSO) for their application and requirements.


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We will assist the MSO by following up on requested items.


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Maggie Youmans

Senior Vice President, Sales

As Senior Vice President, Maggie oversees several key specialty divisions and adjacent teams. With a demonstrated history of leading teams and developing individuals across the organization, she is dedicated to inspiring, challenging and empowering associates to achieve their personal and professional goals. 

Maggie earned degrees in marketing and management focused on consumer economics from the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business. She enjoys traveling with her husband to visit different bed and breakfasts. Together, they have been able to see the beauty within their own backyard and across the country.

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Anne Anderson

Executive Vice President

"I'm passionate about the locum tenens industry - we make a real difference in the lives of both our heroic healthcare providers and the patients they treat."

Anne has been at the forefront of the evolution of locum tenens for more than 35 years. She’s a respected leader with expertise in corporate operations, risk management, credentialing, and travel services. Before joining Jackson + Coker, she served as Executive Vice President at Medical Doctor Associates, part of Cross Country Healthcare. 

An ardent industry advocate, Anne served several years on the Board of the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO), including two years as president. 

Anne received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Spring Hill College. She is also a PADI open water diver and enjoys scuba diving. 

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