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Manufacturing Leaders Poor Communication Survey Profiled in Bloomberg Businessweek

Mankato, MN, March 19, 2015 --( Recently a new survey revealed that 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 Corp. (with more than 1000 firms using this service in lieu of hiring full-time employees to ensure OSHA 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."

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About People Driven Performance
People Driven Performance (PDP) provides a key communication support mechanism for manufacturing leaders, aiding in communication with the plant floor labor force. The result is full participation and understanding of the functions, status, and standing of the company. Employee communication ensures a personal responsibility for well-being of management and colleagues with whom they work each day. Follow PDP Solutions on Twitter @ownyourculture.

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