There is an old saying that timing is everything, and
"Babble Royale" (Jacobs, UK/Ireland/USA/Saudi Arabia)
demonstrated this to perfection in the final round to leapfrog
"Whatever it takes" (Stantec, Italy) to be crowned as the
Enginuity 2022 Champions with a finishing score of 2,869 pts,
and in the end after a titanic tussle in the final, with a convincing 140 point margin of victory,
and in doing so they ensured that Jacobs as a sponsor won the title for the first time.
Congratulations to the team which comprised many of the team that finished runners up last year,
so their perseverance, and management skills, were finally and deservedly rewarded.
Commiserations go the valient "Whatever it takes" (Stantec, Italy),
the only other team to top the table in the final, and they also ensured that Stantec finished runners up for the first time.
"Stratagem" (Jacobs, India) climbed once place to finish 3rd,
and only just short of second spot, with the team from Wellington,
"Ministry of Wopus" (WSP New Zealand) just falling short in 4th.
All the way down the final table the teams should be proud of their performance, finishing in the top 12 of another
large international field of starters, a superb effort, and they would all be a sound long term investment
if it was the real world.
The journey has certainly been a long one for the finalists, involving three and half simulated years of
management through the early and later years, both in the UK and globally. The global nature of the challenge
opened up numerous strategies that could have been adopted, and the teams will look back at their own,
and whether they would have done things differently if they could start all over again. In the end there can
only be one winner, but they have all demonstrated that they have developed exceptional
management skills, combined with effective team dynamics, both essential drivers to success.