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Month: May 2017

What is Mine is Yours

What is Mine is Yours

“Research and development is an integral part of breakthrough and innovation and discovery,” says R&D Magazine writer Anna Spiewak; I couldn’t agree more. Every day we hear about new innovations and technology from enterprises like Apple, IBM, and Microsoft. Often, we do not hear about how our own government is planning and deploying new innovations. Similar to a lot of others, I personally like to think that what the government is doing is locked up and a secret for a…

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R & D Motivational Styles

R & D Motivational Styles

Motivating R&D personnel is an interesting topic to me because I have enjoyed all of my management positions in the workforce, but what made me feel the most successful was helping my knowledge workers reach their goals. This got me thinking of the different ways I motivated my team; whether it was to hit their sales goals, strive for 5-star customer survey results, or get that title and position that they wanted to be in. What worked best for me was open communication…

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ICS 698: Introduction

ICS 698: Introduction

Hello everyone! My name is Katelyn Zehner and I am currently living in Muncie, Indiana while working towards my Master of Science in Information and Communication Sciences. I will be moving to Chicago, Illinois to work as an Associate IT Consultant after I graduate from the Center for Information and Communication Sciences in July of this year. A little background on me is that my undergraduate education is from Alma College in Michigan, where I studied Business Administration and Psychology. Between my undergraduate and…

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