Mankato, MN, March 13, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Manufacturing leaders have little hesitation about hiring consultants to come and provide kaizen events to create lean manufacturing, best-practice process improvements. Manufacturing CEOs often outsource safety compliance to third party organizations, such as US Compliance (with more than 1000 firms using this service in lieu of hiring full-time employees to ensure OSHA, FDA, and EPA regulatory elements are met to avoid fines.)
Manufacturing leaders readily outsource payroll, benefits, and other services because there is great recognition that this “shortcut” allows the company to focus on what they do best: manufacture product and satisfy the demands of customers.
According to Louise Dickmeyer, President of Mankato, Minnesota-based, People Driven Performance, “Only now are manufacturing executives asking us to provide regular leadership communication strategies and content. Until now, they were embarrassed, uncomfortable, or unsure of the value proposition of regular, systematic, and deliberate communication. Without a culture of leadership guiding the way, employees gossip and create cliques, absenteeism increases, retention decreases, and great workers take positions with competitors.”
Dickmeyer’s firm (also known as PDP Solutions) is proactive in utilizing technologies on the plant floor. “It’s not enough that we create communication content for manufacturing employers if the employees don’t read, engage, and interact with the information. The concept may be analogous to hiring a third party payroll organization, however the data proves engaged employees with communication from manufacturing leaders stay on the job, stop gossiping, and see themselves as part of the solution. The whole us (employees) versus them (employer) mentality evaporates with this program.”
The monthly retainer fees to engage PDP Solutions is far less than the cost of replacing even one employee. Survey respondents were asked how receptive would they be to hiring a third party employee communications organization in 2015; 69% said somewhat or very receptive.
Denial of a leadership weakness is not a management strategy. Losing a single valued and quality employee due to poor communication defies the notion of lean manufacturing; keeping the best people eliminates waste (of time and money.) It may seem hackneyed to say, but if manufacturing executives have weakness in communication, it can become a strength, by engaging firms like PDP Solutions, which perform the function with ease, expertise, and experience.
To read more, go to: http://pdpsolutions.com/content/manufacturing-executives-1-fear-communication-plant-floor-workers
About People Driven Performance
People Driven Performance (PDP) is a software development company providing an internal, innovative, and interactive communications system for manufacturing plant floor employees. Patented combination of software and touch-sensitive employee information kiosks bring vital and important information to the plant floor in a non-desk employee environment. PDP proves that Employee Engagement results in quantifiable productivity improvement. Follow PDP Solutions on Twitter @ownyourculture.