From wearing slippers in the hallways to hanging a pirate flag up at the office, the beginnings of our company are anything but typical. The AIS culture is rooted in innovation, collaboration, resilience and just being different. From our start in 2001, we’ve grown into a 350-employee company with offices and customer locations across the nation. With this growth, the need to nurture and evolve the culture that has made us who we are is essential.
AIS Welcomes Diana Wolgemuth
In October 2020, Wolgemuth was hired as the Director of Organizational Development and Culture. In this position, she leads and implements strategies for telework, leadership development, culture, employee experience, change management and diversity and inclusion. Working with our leadership team and employees, Wolgemuth creates programs and initiatives that ensure our culture is scalable, adaptable and continuously improving.
We will focus on the following cornerstones:
Adapting with Agility – Change Management and Communication
Effectively managing and communicating change will enable our company to achieve our goals and thrive in today’s dynamic landscape. With new compliance requirements, growing teams and organizational shifts, it’s not only essential for employees to be aware of change, but to actively take part in the process.
Fostering Connection – Employee Experience
The importance of employee engagement can’t be denied. Engaged employees are more productive, efficient and most importantly, happy and committed to our customers’ success. When employees are engaged, everything they do is infused with purpose, energy and enthusiasm. No matter where employees are, from New York to Portland, working from home or at the office, we want to ensure that they feel like a part of the AIS family.
Creating a Culture of Trust – Diversity and Inclusion
Fostering an inclusive culture requires more than policies or headcounts. We respect the unique needs, perspectives and potential of all our team members and as a result, hope to instill a deep trust and commitment within them. Our success is the totality of our employees who come from varying backgrounds and walks of life. It’s because of this diversity that our team produces unimaginable achievements through their individual talents and creativity.
Encouraging Growth and Success – Development and Training
While we encourage employees to have an entrepreneurial spirit and explore their passions, we also want to ensure they have the resources and support needed to create their own paths to success. Effective training and development programs not only improve performance, but allow employees to hone their skills, discover new interests and realize meaningful growth opportunities.