|Issue: 13||Summer 2013
Corporate trainers such as we are in the IPFW Corporate Training Department work with employees in a variety of environments, whether we are providing on-site or off-site training. We have learned that work environments involve more than the four walls of a classroom, an office or a factory. They also include the culture in which an organization operates, such the mood of the workforce and the managerial attitude, among other factors.
--Gary Schott, Director of Entrepreneurship & Corporate Training, IPFW Division of Continuing Studies - 260-399-1675 or firstname.lastname@example.org
IPFW would like to thank the following companies for choosing us as a corporate training partner since 2009.Alconex
Allen County Public Library
Allen County Government
Fort Wayne Metals
Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority
Indiana Physical Therapy
Kosciusko County Community Foundation
Lincoln Financial Group
Maple Leaf Farms
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
How Complex is Work Motivation? It's as Simple as A to Z!
In this article, Max U. Montesino, Ed.D., IPFW Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership and Supervision, presents a list of recommendations based on research-derived knowledge about human behavior at work. He offers organizational leaders what he calls "A to Z" suggestions to help them create a climate for motivation.
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How to Create a Healthier Corporate Culture
Leadership consultant Jake Gamble says that "in an ideal world, your organization would run smoothly, like a well-oiled machine. The vision would be clear, the values would resonate, and your people would embrace their interdependence." Unfortunately, as he points out, that often isn't the case, due to the numerous challenges faced by today's business leaders as they try to please their customers, motivate their workers and satisfy their stakeholders. So, how does an ineffective organization turn things around and make things run smoothly? How can changes be enacted so that they will be embraced and produce far-reaching, positive results? In this article, Gamble—who is the instructor for the IPFW Customer Service Professional Certificate program—lays out general principles to follow in establishing a corporate culture that promotes unity, effectiveness and trust—in other words, a healthy culture that "doesn't compromise, won't wither, and never quits".
IPFW Alumni Insights
Jill Perillo was born and raised in Fort Wayne and is a graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). After earning her bachelor's degree in public affairs in 1992, Jill began working for the Allen County Department of Planning Services. In 1994, she started her 18-year career with Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), where she worked primarily in community relations and economic development. While at I&M, Jill obtained her status as a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD). Building on her experience in community relations and communications, Jill joined NIPSCO in 2012 as manager of public affairs for the company's Northeast Indiana service territory. Her current responsibilities revolve around strengthening NIPSCO's communications efforts and serving as the company's community liaison. Over her 21-year professional career, Jill has served on many boards in the region, all the while raising two sons and being a "soccer mom."
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