Eric Mower + Associates
With open work spaces, a collaborative culture and little hierarchy, the communications lines among coworkers are open and direct at Eric Mower + Associates. Employees participate in various surveys each year and provide confidential upward feedback to managers on their leadership effectiveness through EMA's Leadership Assessment Program.
EMA's CEO conducts annual State of the Agency (SOA) meetings in each of EMA's seven offices, which provide an opportunity for employees to participate in an extensive Q&A.
EMA takes individual development seriously, and has a training and professional development budget, per employee, of about $1,000 annually. EMA brings in outside industry experts to provide training, employees attend various conferences, and EMA provides internal training using employees as experts.
EMA's annual Performance Review process focuses on identifying talents and areas for improvement, with follow-up procedures to assess progress toward attaining professional goals and enhancing skills.