The Three Degrees – MBA students in US create win-win survey
Academic research has brought workplace benefits to three ambitious US employees who are aiming to complete MBA degrees at Illinois State University in 2010.
When Jessica Allen, Jamie Foster and Gayle Albert needed a research project involving a survey of at least 200 respondents as part of their course, the solution was at hand in their Decatur site – where the leadership team was looking for ways to improve quarterly ‘Town Hall’ meetings with employees.
The result was a survey of more than 300 Tate & Lyle employees, says Gayle Albert, Sales, Ethanol, Americas: “We developed a survey which was approved by our professor, and Tate & Lyle leaders. The feedback was very positive.”
“The project had at least two benefits,” said Bob Ryan, Vice President Human Resources, Americas. “We got input on ways to improve our communications to employees, while also supporting Jessica, Jamie and Gayle’s pursuit of MBA degrees. Both are very important!”