Change Starts at the Top
Change is often key to a manufacturer’s ability to remain successful. Unfortunately, resistance to change often starts with top management, explains Paul Vuolle in a recent article for Industry Week.
The key to successful change, then, is buy-in on the top level. Company leaders need to be on board with committing to and implementing change. Vuolle offers the following recommendations for manufacturing leaders seeking to successfully execute change:
- Practice what you preach by being an example of the change you want to see in your company.
- Focus on team building in order to build trust and communication throughout your team.
- Employ processes with clear instruction and direction are key.
- Don’t be afraid to adjust your plans when you find an area or a role that’s simply not working.
- Motivate your team to perform better by reminding them that moving up is always an option.
- Celebrate all of your successes along the way.
- Thank your team for the efforts they make, even in spite of failures.
- Be willing to invest heavily in necessary training.
For more details, read the article in full at Industry Week.