The weakest link is the middle management
Analyst (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – February 9, 2015
IHCDA is a great organization with a lot of great people, doing really valuable work across the state of Indiana. The executive staff is capable, engaged, and motivated. IHCDA is a place where good ideas are given value, and hard work is typically rewarded.
However, there seems to be a disconnect between the upper-level management and the lower-level workers. When the executive staff introduce new programs or policies (such as the Lean Management system) middle-managers (directors and managers) often bad-mouthed the decisions and the executive staff behind closed doors. Although executives are approachable and appear sincerely concerned with the organization and its employees, the positive message is often soured by criticism and negativity from middle management. This drags down the quality of work, ruins morale, and makes for a far more hostile working environment than I believe the executive staff realize.
Great people, wonderful mission. Benefits are outstanding.
Petty, self-serving culture. Very political.