Instead of adopting a formal approach, IDSS uses its fluid management style to encourage independent work and mentorship. As a result, managers function more like mentors who casually check in and collaborate with team members to track personal and professional goals. Accessibility and kindness also shape daily interactions, no matter a person’s title or experience level.
The small, cross-functional team enables colleagues to become friends very naturally—and group lunches in town definitely help. Weekly catch-up chats also offer a chance to share industry updates or introduce new technologies. Though these informal learning opportunities and occasional casual meetings are always appreciated, walks through apple orchards or alongside nearby horse farms top the team’s list of favorites.