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Manufacturing Executives Outsource Storytelling to 3rd Party Vendors

No battle plan has ever survived contact with the enemy—but a good battle plan is flexible enough to respond to changing conditions and deliver victory. Nobody knows this like the operations leader of a small- or mid-sized manufacturing team. Manufacturers know that communication with employees is essential to win the battle. Yet locked in a […]

Manufacturing Workers of the Near Future: Beyond Millennials and Focus on Gen Z

Huge Attitude Shifts Regarding Money, Work, and Communication Preferences The Bulldog Reporter shared that Gen Z influences 93% of all household purchases; those findings have a direct result in what products are manufactured and who will be working on the plant floor over the next decade.  Digital agency Deep Focus this week announced the findings […]

9 Ways to Win Employee Trust

Employees work harder when they know the boss is trustworthy. Geoffrey James, a contributing editor for Inc.com shared, “If your employees trust you, they’ll go the proverbial extra mile but if they don’t, they’ll slack off,” according to a recent survey by The Forum Corporation. He argued that building trust is the best way to […]

Manufacturing Leaders Outsource Communication to Achieve Outstanding Performance by Shop Floor Workers

Dr. Marvin Marshall – an American educator, writer and lecturer – is widely known for his programs on discipline and learning. His approach stemmed from his acquiring knowledge about youth as a parent; a recreation director and camp counselor; a classroom teacher; a school counselor; an elementary and high school principal; district director of education; […]

Cost Justification of Manufacturing Leadership Communication Services

Manufacturing CEOs know better than anyone how important it is to have accurate, real-time visibility into the health and status of important company initiatives.  The CEO is responsible for outlining the strategy of the organization, AND knowing what people are doing to make it happen; and how well it is being executed For almost a […]

Manufacturing Executives #1 Fear: Communication with Plant Floor Workers

In the largest quantitative research project of its kind, more than 1500 small and midsized manufacturing CEOs were interviewed (in February 2015) about their greatest barriers, challenges, and fears about growing their companies.  The survey was conducted by TR Cutler, Inc., based in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, the organization which founded the five thousand-member Manufacturing Media […]

Employees Will Listen

This holiday season the motion picture Into the Woods, starring Academy Award winning actress Meryl Streep, was released.  The film of this Stephen Sondheim musical features Streep (the witch and mother of Rapunzel) admonishing parents to be careful of what they say because children will listen. Careful the things you say, children will listen Careful […]

Manufacturers Career Development Critical for Engagement & Retention

New York Times best-selling author Kevin Sheridan shared insight on how career development has a direct impact on employee engagement. Kevin appeared as a guest author on the TalentSpace Blog and urged that career development opportunities are an essential part of employee engagement. In fact, key driver analyses consistently show that career development is the […]

Manufacturers Capture Employee Engagement and Recruitment through Corporate Social Responsibility

Recently an ASQ survey reveals manufacturers’ social responsibility predictions for 2015. The 2015 “Manufacturing Outlook Survey,” nearly 1,500 manufacturing professionals from the aerospace, automotive, food, medical device, and utility industries shared predictions for companies’ participation in social responsibility in the coming year. As defined in the survey, social responsibility is the responsibility of an organization […]

Manufacturers Keep Employees Healthy and On the Job

Diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes in the United States are skyrocketing. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) reported a total of 29.1 million people, or 9.3% of the population, have diabetes. Undiagnosed diabetic Americas are 8.1 million people (27.8% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed). The consequences of this disease are catastrophic, resulting in heart failure, […]

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