Savvy manufacturers increasingly recognize the value of a great work environment. Our 2021 State of Manufacturing® survey revealed that “attracting and retaining a quality workforce” has never been a greater priority for manufacturers and I’ll bet this year it will rank even higher.
Enterprise Minnesota’s consultants place a special emphasis on employee engagement as a key component in a great work environment, because it not only supports employee retention, but also improves on-time, high-quality production.
On October 26th, continuous improvement and lean expert Ally Johnston will lead a workshop entitled Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement, in which she explains how successful organizations can leverage employee engagement to truly drive and sustain their CI efforts.
Ally will explain how an engaged workplace gives managers and employees the skills and authority to initiate process improvements at every level. Employees who feel their voice is heard are more willing to speak up and offer recommendations for how to keep improving, but they need a fundamental understanding of the goals and processes of lean and continuous improvement.
Ally always does an outstanding job of making continuous improvement easy to understand; she has a special knack for getting people motivated to seek improvements out on the floor. At her upcoming workshop, you will learn how to think about continuous improvement across the organization and the special role that organizational leadership plays in keeping CI efforts going.
For manufacturers looking to learn new ways of approaching continuous improvement and employee engagement, Ally’s workshop is one you won’t want to miss.
Ally will show you how:
- Small improvements can add significant value by compounding over time
- To incorporate lean thinking into all areas of your organization
- Employee engagement is key to CI and overall retention
- Improved productivity starts at the top
While you’re waiting for the workshop, take a look at Ally’s article, “The Value of Engaged Employees,” in Enterprise Minnesota® magazine earlier this year. It provides a powerful context for how employee engagement can be a driver of big, organizational changes. It is certainly worth a read if you haven’t seen it before.
Register for the Oct 26th workshop
Read “The Value of Engaged Employees”
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