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Frederick Site Dinner - Employee Perception of Organizational Fitness


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This educational event qualifies for 1.00 PDU within the PMI Talent Triangle - Strategic and Business Management

Employee Perception of Organizational Fitness

This final class project explored, through a survey and follow-on analysis, whether there is a relationship between organizational fitness and employee performance; and also examined whether an employee's views of organizational fitness can signal any specific organizational health issues.  In order to find answers to these questions, the team developed a survey questionnaire to gain employee feedback on organizational attributes of leadership, communication, culture, and performance. The carefully selected questions provided some insights into these attributes. The team categorized the communication-based questions by top down, bottom up, and lateral communication. The leadership questions focused on employee involvement, leading by example, and growth opportunities within the organization. Cultural questions focused on embracing change and work/life balance, and the performance questions focused on recognition, measurement, and goals.  The team concluded that employees view the organizational fitness areas of leadership, communication, and culture as relevant influencing factors on their performance. In addition, employee perception of organizational leadership was found to be a major determining factor of employee performance.


John Naylor, MBA:  John works for a small company as a software engineering contractor for the federal government.  He was born and raised in Haymarket, Virginia, and attended Mount St. Mary's University as an undergraduate. He graduated in 2015, with a BS in Information Systems. After graduation, he moved to Maryland full-time so he could be closer to work. John returned to Mount St. Mary's in 2016 to pursue a Master's in Business Administration, which he earned along with a certificate in Project Management, in 2017. He recently moved back home to Virginia, where he continues to work as a government contractor. He hopes to get his PMP and transition to a more management-oriented role. In his spare time, John enjoys spending time with his family and attending baseball games.

Travis Hersey, MBA:  Travis is an information technology consultant specializing in Oracle Financials and the integration of Oracle Applications.   His journey in IT started in 1992 when he left his small town in Pennsylvania for the U.S. Air Force where he served as a computer programmer until 2002.  During that time, Travis earned an undergraduate degree in computer science and refined his skills in Oracle database administration, application development, and UNIX systems.   In 2002, he entered the world of federal contracting to support various agencies with the implementation of Oracle Financials and Human Resource systems.   Recently, his journey has taken him to the cloud, as the role of the database administrator has started to evolve into a data facilitator and solutions architect, bridging on-premise and cloud-based systems.   Travis completed his MBA in 2018 at Mount St. Mary’s University with concentration in project management.  He currently lives in Urbana, MD with his wife of 22 years and two children.

Srinivas Kola, MBA: Sri has been working for more than 20 years in the software industry with extensive experience in Software Quality and Test Automation with client/server, mainframe, web, mobile and embedded applications. He has been working on various projects collaboratively to lead onsite and offshore teams. His skill set is supported by a strong academic background, with a Master's in Engineering and an MBA with concentration in Project Management from Mount St. Mary’s University. He has several certifications, including Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE) from American Society for Quality and Certified Software Test Engineer from Quality Assurance Institute (QAI).


Dutch's Daughter, 581 Himes Avenue, Frederick, Maryland, 21703


Meeting starts with Networking at 6:00pm followed by dinner and the presentation for an hour. Meeting normally ends by 9:00pm. 

Additional Information

Plan a table for 6 or more people from your organization and get the PMI member discount for each attendee!

Must use your phone or equipment to pay by credit card the day of the event. Can pay with Cash or Check also at the door.

Event Properties

Event Date 07-18-2018 6:00 pm
Event End Date 07-18-2018 9:00 pm
Registration Start Date 06-10-2018
Cut off date 07-13-2018 11:00 pm
Individual Price ($42 Non-Member Price; $37 Member)
No. of Strategic PDUs 1.0
PMI Event Number C078-20180718
Location (Click link for address) Dutch's Daughter

Group Rate

#Registrants Rate/Person($)
6 37.00
7 37.00
8 37.00
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