A People Process Culture is an organization environment that creates a strong, positive belief in people and sustains a high level of performance and profit over an extended period of time.
Organizations that provide a People Process Culture will likely sustain an environment that leads to personal development and profit. This culture will lead to the continuous, positive development of people's strengths and character, which, in turn, will continuously improve the quality, productivity, and service in these organizations.
"Modern business is created for people, by people, yet many forget it and treat their employees like numbers. Thus, the People-Process-Culture class shows the importance of human factor, which can predetermine the future of the company, in fun and enlightening way. I have also found the class intuitive and rewarding, because it was interwoven with professor’s professional and life experiences."
– Sophia Ferguson, INMGT 416 People Process Culture
People Process Culture Endowed Chair
A Stout University Foundation endowment led to the establishment of the People Process Culture Chair, thereby providing the focus, initiative and resources to research and teach the People Process Culture. The vision exists that a successful education in the values, tactics and strategies of the People Process will create Stout graduates of increased worth.
UW-Stout and the People Process Culture Endowed Chair will strive to ensure UW-Stout graduates are able to:
- contribute to enhancing business excellence through implementation of the People Process Culture, including values such as mutual respect, trust, teamwork and continuous improvement;
- develop leaders who understand the importance of building within a business a culture that is dedicated to meeting the needs, and contributing to both the satisfaction and growth, of all individuals to continuously improve the performance and success of the business; and
- launch a new business that applies the principles, values and behaviors of excellence through implementation of the People Process Culture within the business.
Currently, our students experience curricula that prepare them to become a productive professional. They encounter excellent instruction that introduces some ideas about organizational cultures. The People Process Culture Endowed Chair position provides the capacity to galvanize internal and external resources to achieve and uphold this mission.