HOW WE DO IT

Our Values

Between 2010 and 2012, the people at Gallup, Inc., conducted an extensive study of workplace engagement. The results of their research and polling, published in 2013, yielded some dismal statistics for U.S. employees—and employers: only a third of U.S. employees are thoroughly engaged in their work, which means the other 7 out of 10 are disconnected, apathetic, or generally unhappy in their current jobs. That’s definitely not the way things run at IPS.

Engaged employees propel innovation. We know that. We also know that happiness is vital to success. High employee engagement and outstanding performance go hand in hand.

The atmosphere at IPS is equal parts introspection and interaction, humility and confidence, uncompromising support and mind-blowing challenges. We do meaningful work, and if you join our team, you’ll be involved in far-reaching projects that spark real enthusiasm, unleash your creativity, and demand your very best efforts.

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life,
the whole aim and end of human existence.” 
~ Aristotle

We never rest on our laurels. We know there’s always room for improvement—there’s always a better way—so we look for opportunities to provide additional value to every project we take on.

We ask our clients a lot of questions and listen carefully to their answers: it’s a fundamental step on our path to understanding their needs. We are confident in our ability to help our clients achieve their goals, and we will rack our brains to bring novel points of view, fresh technical insights, and truly workable plans to the table. Happy and successful clients are our truest reward.

We listen first then use an agile mind to bring a thoughtful perspective

We are a professional services firm, with an emphasis on serving. It’s our job to think about things in ways that other people can’t. After meticulously considering every possible angle of a given problem, we use our technological and process improvement skills to design a sound, sensible, tailor-made solution for our client.

We simplify the complex

There’s a lot to be said for cutting to the chase. To us, the ability to convey complicated ideas in clear, simple, relevant ways—whether through words or images—is an art form in itself. The IPS team consists of deep thinkers, able communicators, and savvy tech developers. We delight in bringing order to chaos and celebrate a victory each time our clients venture with confidence along their personal path to improvement.

We want to help

We strive to provide value to our clients and routinely do more than is asked of us. Finding innovative solutions to our clients’ needs is our reason for being.

We embrace opportunities to laugh and celebrate

Refueling is essential to our culture. IPSers are really good at recognizing a job well done . . . and then basking, if only for a moment or two, in our collective glory. We’re coworkers and we’re friends, and we look forward to spending time together, whether we’re working on an especially demanding project, volunteering our time to a worthy cause, or just kicking back.

Our Approach

Empathize

We put great emphasis on seeing the world through our clients’ eyes. Our team works directly with your team to fully understand the problems you seek to resolve.

Explore

Our experts leverage the power of analysis, statistics and data science to identify problems our clients may be blind to.

Define

We leverage the knowledge from people and data to clearly define the causes of our clients’ problems.

Improve

We work with our clients to identify solutions, create process improvement plans and facilitate change to produce measurable results.

Cultivate

We believe our engagements do not end at project close. We ensure our clients have the tools and processes in place that enable them to continue the journey toward growth.