Greg Florio | Senior Associate of Accounting
In my opinion, one of JIFFI’s best practices is our All-Staff Meetings. It is a time where everyone from every division in JIFFI gets together during the week in order to discuss important matters that have happened since our last meeting, but most importantly, (and thus our main focus) we look ahead to the future. This includes future events for JIFFI, be it fundraising or conferences, as well as deadlines coming up. Our kickoff meeting for 2015, however, started off slightly different. Firstly, the meeting was held in JIFFI’s office in downtown South Bend, giving a lot of the newer hires the opportunity to see our office space for the first time. Also, the content of the meeting was different than what we usually do—something that I thought was a great way to start off the upcoming year.
For me, both of these changes were very welcomed. Getting acquainted and comfortable with our office space is very important, in my opinion, as we try and make sure that JIFFI members are prepared when they meet with their clients in the office. The familiarity with their surrounding can only help things go smoothly when they meet with a client for the first time, and can ensure they are focused in dealing with their client. However, I think the best part of this first meeting was the change in content. Instead of looking ahead to a slate of deadlines and future endeavors, we took some time for everyone to reflect on JIFFI. We went around the room, and one by one we said what we thought JIFFI did well and how we think JIFFI could improve. Everyone really did a great job with this exercise, and JIFFI has already made changes in order to improve on what it seems were the most commented on matters. This meeting was an ideal event for JIFFI, as we were able to look back on our past and use what we have learned to take steps to help make 2015 JIFFI’s best year yet.
Greg is a senior studying Finance. Aside from JIFFI, Greg is involved in SIBC and Interhall sports and enjoys playing pick-up sports with his friends.