Hoyt Memorial Lecture — Engage, Empower and Align
Engage, Empower and Align – The Core of Next Generation Manufacturing, by Denny Dotson, Chairman, Dotson Iron Castings, Mankato, Minnesota.
AFS Proceedings 2011 © American Foundry Society, Schaumburg, IL USA
“If manufacturing in the United States is to survive the challenges of globalization, it will be because workers and leaders are personally engaged, empowered as teams, and aligned around a strategy that revolutionizes the shop floor. While the revolution to survive must be inspired by leaders, it will only happen when front line employees are individually excited about contributing to customer success. Our leadership challenge is to take our companies from boring to exciting. To make this happen, employees must be personally engaged in the company’s success; empowered as teams to make a difference; and aligned to the vision.”