Getting Better Each Day

The Weekly Report – February 5, 2024
At his next manufacturing workshop, continuous improvement expert Greg Hunsaker will show manufacturers how to build a culture of daily engagement and lean thinking.

In the battle to attract and retain quality workers, one weapon stands out: employee engagement. At our next manufacturing workshop, CI expert Greg Hunsaker will outline the steps manufacturers need to build a culture that engages and empowers their frontline employees to make daily improvements to processes.

Greg emphasizes the value of daily problem solving for both individuals and teams on the floor. “Employees are engaged when they have the power to make each day just a little better than the one before,” he says.

Those employees on the floor – the value-add employees – should be trained to identify problems and then have a long enough leash to try fixing them, he says. An environment that supports that type of authentic engagement leads to less waste, higher profits, shorter lead times, better quality, fewer accidents, and most importantly, higher employee retention.

Greg recognizes that building this type of culture falls into the “simple, but not easy” category. From his decades of experience in production, assembly, and lean initiatives, he has developed invaluable practical advice on engaging employees.

Manufacturers will benefit from Greg’s insight on how to overcome common challenges to adopting a culture of continuous improvement, including working with negative employees, turning daily improvement into an enjoyable process, and transferring the power for problem-solving to those closest to the problems.

The in-person workshop will take place from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 8 at Olsen Thielen CPAs in Roseville.

Participants will leave the workshop understanding:

• The power of connecting employees to company goals with clear metrics
• How to implement Plan, Do, Check, Act on a daily basis
• How to generate enthusiasm and build momentum for daily problem solving

Who should attend:
Any manufacturer who knows basic lean concepts and has implemented early steps in Value Stream Mapping, 5S, and Kaizen events, yet seeks a higher level of continuous improvement.

This event is exclusive to manufacturers and is free of charge. Registration is required; please visit the Event page to sign up. 

For questions about this event, please email [email protected].

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