Best Place/Best People/Best Results

Why should you care that IDO Incorporated has been named one of the 2023 Best Places to Work in Indiana? Or for that matter, why should you care about any business named on the list, unless you’re looking for a job?

Being chosen as a Best Place to Work requires scoring well on a survey of a company’s employees, earning this designation means our employees feel valued and connected to a meaningful mission. It means they’re treated well and given opportunities to grow. It means they feel they have a purpose.

In other words, it means IDO associates are happy and fulfilled, and it doesn’t take a genius to know that happy and fulfilled people do the best work. And that translates into the best results for you.

As an honoree in the small companies category, we at IDO feel that we’ve been selected from a long list of companies with a profound impact on Indiana, its communities, and its people. We’ve seen how small businesses put people first, and how they routinely consider what’s best for the communities where they’re located. They think long-term and are worried more about the next year, five years, and 10 years than the next quarter. And they make decisions close to the places affected by those decisions. As Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar said in announcing this year’s awards, “With small businesses being the backbone of our state’s economy, it’s encouraging to see so many putting an emphasis on culture. This has a profound impact on the communities they serve.”

That’s not to say that simply being a small company makes a company a great place to work. Large or small, a company isn’t a great place to work unless the workers say it is. We’re humbled that our team has said that IDO is, and we have a pretty good sense of why they do: connectedness.

By that, we mean that our team members value being connected to each other, to our clients, and to the communities in which they operate. By being connected, the IDO team draws from the collective strengths of the individuals to deliver ideas bigger than might be expected from a “small” firm. By being connected, they go beyond clients’ expectations to deliver solutions to problems the clients might not yet have identified. By being connected, they create designs that support the health, wellness, and equity needs of the specific audiences being served by each of our clients’ spaces.

In these ways, we feel confident – and our ranking as a Best Place to Work seems to back this up – that our team does indeed feel happy and fulfilled. And that means they show up every day ready to do the best work and generate the best results.

So, again: Why should you care that IDO Incorporated was named one of Indiana’s Best Places to Work? Because the best places attract the best people, and the best people do the best work … for you.


Amanda Medlen & Lee Boyland, IDO Leadership

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