Month: February 2014

Love the One You’re With

 By Cherie Anderson There are many schools of thought on how to be a better leader; to influence others in an effort to build a better team. John Maxwell is one of my favorite authors who has written great books like Laws of Leadership and 360 Degree Leader. Jack Welch’s 29 Leadership Secrets is another good author on leadership and there are… Read More

The Lighter side of Facility Management Complaints

By:  Gary K. Pino, FMP Having been deeply inspired by our two newest IDO Associates (Yvonne Rush’s and Lindsay Ferro’s) latest blogs (Top Things – Part I Posted: 1.20.14 and Part II: Top Things I Wish I Knew in School Posted: 1.23.14 – Read about the Top things they each have learned as recent graduates and young professionals in the industry,… Read More

The Race for Clean and Renewable Energy

By: Janet H. Thomas, RID Internet giant Google invested $2.25 billion dollars on data center and infrastructure spending last quarter. With such heavy energy needs the company is moving towards fulfilling these needs through solar and wind generated renewable power. To date Google has 15 wind and solar investments totaling over $1billion and capable of generating 2 gigawatts of power…. Read More

Creating Collaboration with Purpose

By: Julie Knight Companies are realizing that if they can help their employees find the right environment to congregate then ideas might begin to develop. Firms are thinking up new ways to create interaction between their employees with varying skills which can lead to new solutions as well as better workplace relationships. And research has shown that having employees work… Read More

Promising Employment Futures for Interior Designers in Indiana

By:  Terin Jaggard Is the recession over?  It sure seems like it to me. Upon my graduation in 2008, finding employment was nearly impossible.  Several of my classmates could not even find internships (a requirement for graduation). Fast forward to the present and designers seem to be a bit more in demand. Upon being laid off mid-year in 2013, I… Read More

Phil Who?

By: Tony White So, Punxsutawney Phil claims we’re in for another 6 weeks of winter.  Honestly, are you surprised? Don’t hate me for admitting this, but I like winter.  The snow, the ice – I love it all. After you’ve built your requisite snow man, had your obligatory snowball fight with the neighbor, and worn the snow off the hill from… Read More