Over the last 10 years, it has somehow transformed into a “butts-in-seats” culture, where employees are simply treated like numbers. As a result, the focus is on logging hours instead of delivering quality work; this is truly a lose-lose situation.
IC-1 Solutions was founded on the vision to break this cycle.
IC-1 Solutions is a company that TRULY puts it’s people first – employees and customers.
IC-1 Solutions has a clear vision: To offer true innovation and world-class service to the Federal Government, to improve our nation and our communities. Too many companies these days are “pandering”: Side-stepping their core capabilities, vision and values to earn revenue. At IC-1 Solutions, we do not compete for “low-bid”, “butts in seats” contracts. IC-1 is the “Special Forces” of federal contracting – and when IC-1 Solutions is on the job, our customers see the difference. We don’t settle for “Acceptable” – we deliver “Excellent”. It’s not luck, it’s our process.
FULLY EMPOWERED ENGINEERS
At IC-1 Solutions, we’ve established a culture and environment where building, testing, and releasing software can happen more rapidly and reliably. Our Management team smashes-through the normal obstacles, politics and stovepipes that have become standard in Federal Contracting. Everything we do is designed to empower our top engineers to be as creative, innovative and productive as possible.
Many companies in the Federal Contracting community don’t really listen to the Engineers – they just shove them in a desk, and bill the government. At IC-1, mission-accomplishment is the common goal, so we insist on talking about ways to improve and grow. We believe candid communication drives an organization – even if it feels uncomfortable. Engineers are closest to the customers, closest to the mission and closest to the solution, so we have a set structure and process to empower our employees to innovate.
A REAL COMPANY
IC-1 holds in-person events, every month. We host industry events, IC-1 Solutions team-building events, and strategy sessions with our Engineers. Regardless of the format, we host employee events every month to bring our company together. This is the most effective way to communicate our objectives, and allow employees to “speak-up” about ways to innovate. Bringing everyone together is a lost-art of real team-work, and it’s a powerful tool in building a truly amazing place to work.
Take Care of People
Unlike many companies, where it’s all about “the bottom line”, IC-1 believes in working together to help each other grow personally and professionally. We strive to nurture an environment where every employee is empowered and appreciated. If it comes down to losing a customer, losing an employee, or losing profit - that’s an easy choice for us - we put our people first. Period.
Be Excellent at What You Do
If you are going to achieve excellence in large matters, you must develop the habit in little matters. At IC-1 Solutions, excellence is a prevailing attitude, no matter how small or big the task.
The only way to work towards a common goal is to have transparency across the organization, so we insist on talking about ways to continually improve. We encourage candid communication in all areas of the company– even if it’s uncomfortable.
Don’t Make Excuses
Improvise, adapt and get the job done. Never walk away until the job is done; ALWAYS deliver.