by Andrea Doyle | January 26, 2017
ITA Group, the global engagement solutions company based in West Des Moines, IA, has announced that it has launched an office in Phoenix for its technology team members and has expanded its headquarters. The announcement comes as the organization has grown to more than 600 employees nationally, representing an expansion of almost 16 percent over the past 18 months. 

"Motivation is the fundamental difference between achieving and exceeding goals," said Tom Mahoney, chairman and chief executive officer of ITA Group. "We are working with very large corporations in a complex world and they are trying to align and motivate thousands of people to achieve their goals and vision. They want new ideas on how to solve their business issues and improve performance. To answer this call, we provide innovative engagement solutions powered by Motivology -- our own method of motivation -- to maximize business impact and value."

The company's portfolio of solutions includes: strategic events and incentive travel; wholesale distributor, channel, sales and service incentives; employee engagement and wellbeing; and award fulfillment, with clients in industries including automotive, financial and banking, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications.

Mahoney emphasized that not only does ITA Group help motivate its clients, but its own employees as well. The company implemented its Strive5 solution, which drove a 38 percent increase in employee recognition across the company, according to ITA Group. Strive5 focuses on five distinct areas that influence the engagement and wellbeing of employees -- seeking to impact performance, career, wellness, social, and community opportunities.

"To move our customers to another level of performance, we have to start first with our team members. ITA Group's vision is to ignite the passion in people and connect it to success. To be authentic in this brand promise, we have to do that within the walls of ITA Group." said CJ Jacobson, ITA Group's vice president of people and culture.