Integrated Project Management Company, Inc. (IPM) today announced it is one of 15 companies nationwide named a “Top Small Workplace” by The Wall Street Journal and Winning Workplaces. Winners are profiled in today’s Wall Street Journal (www.wsj.com/smallbusiness). IPM provides project management and consulting services to a broad range of industries, including the life sciences, food and beverage, healthcare, and consumer and industrial products.
BURR RIDGE, Ill. (Business Wire EON) October 13, 2008 -- "Our people are the heart and soul of this company," said C. Richard Panico, IPM president and CEO. "Together we create an environment of excellence, integrity, honesty, and mutual support. That high standard, in turn, is reflected by the work we perform for our clients."
Not-for-profit Winning Workplaces teamed with The Wall Street Journal to identify exceptional small organizations in its second annual ranking of Top Small Workplaces. Said Ken Lehman, Winning Workplaces' founder and board chair, "By building strong cultures and gaining employee commitment to the success of the business, these organizations have thrived in good times and weathered bad ones. It is at times like these, with our nation facing almost unprecedented financial and economic challenges, that the real mettle of a strong workplace is demonstrated."
A panel of experts selected IPM as among employers that foster teamwork, flexibility, high productivity, and innovation, while treating their employees with respect, offering opportunities for professional growth, and providing benefits that strengthen employee retention. More than 780 nominations had been submitted.
IPM was cited in particular for its emphasis on professional development. A program of frequent and systematic feedback helps employees "get the skills they need and move up into leadership roles, as well as to instill company values." Continuous training and concrete assistance, such as substantial tuition reimbursement, further enable employees to grow.
In addition to Top Small Workplaces, IPM was recently named for a second consecutive year to Inc. magazine's annual list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies nationwide, and ranked among Chicago area's top 100 businesses. "Our internal culture is without question a key driver of our business success," said Mr. Panico.
About Winning Workplaces
Founded in 2001, Winning Workplaces (www.winningworkplaces.org) is an Evanston, Ill.-based not-for-profit, whose mission is to help the leaders of small and midsize organizations create great workplaces.
IPM provides project management services to organizations ranging from start-up ventures to Fortune 100 companies, helping them to operate more efficiently and effectively. Service areas include product development, business process improvement, and operations optimization within the life sciences, food and beverage, healthcare, and consumer and industrial product industries. Working onsite with client teams from planning through project completion, IPM helps firms tighten timelines, reduce risk and preserve resources. Founded in 1988, IPM is headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Boston, San Francisco, and St. Louis. For more information, visit www.ipmcinc.com.
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