Creating Cultures of Productivity, Efficiency, and Safety
From corporate headquarters to the factory floor, manufacturing organizations can have some of the largest disconnects in workplace culture. Siloed plants, line workers, corporate leaders, plant managers, and unions make up this challenging landscape, consisting of an array of perspectives and ideas on how operations must be handled at varying levels. Whether its productivity, risk management, safety, keeping costs down, or a number of other focus areas, the manufacturing industry can be a difficult one to navigate and even more so to transform culture. Our culture change methodologies help manufacturing organizations establish an alignment that can be felt from corporate leadership to the line worker, ultimately delivering more efficient and productive results.
This featured presentation focuses on how positive accountability can improve production at any level of the organization, from the HQ to the factory floor. Key takeaways include:
- How communicating clearly defined results drives alignment.
- To remove the current stigma of accountability and redefine it as positive and empowering.
- How ownership across the organization breaks down silos and encourages engagement.
- To initiate greater collaboration and inspire innovation.
From Rusty VW to Polished Porsche
In 2011, the Ocean Spray plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin—the plant responsible for juice production, packaging, and over 80% of all of the country’s cranberry sauce—was facing widespread problems. The plant struggled with safety, performance, and employee satisfaction. Things had to change and they did. Discover how this Ocean Spray plant transformed from a “rusty VW” to a “polished Porsche.”
Owning Productivity Every Step of the Way
Talk with one of our manufacturing practice experts about how we can partner with your organization to improve productivity, efficiency, and safety.
“Some of the most challenging relationships between leadership and the frontline that we’ve seen exists in manufacturing organizations. This is often due to a misalignment of priorities and Key Results, resulting in poor productivity, high safety incidents, and increased costs. Our process for aligning culture in a manufacturing organization is so simple, yet so effective—and it all starts with positive accountability.”– Craig Hickman, Partner & Industry Practice Leader
How Ocean Spray’s Kenosha plant made radical improvements in safety, performance, and employee satisfaction using Accountability Training and by creating a Culture of Accountability.read more