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Can lean manufacturing help you retain employees?

Graham Immerman
January 25, 2019

Lean manufacturing can make your business more efficient, but it can also help you retain employees. With large amounts of job openings in the manufacturing field, some companies are finding that their employees are leaving for other positions. How can lean manufacturing help? Implementing lean strategies leaves more time for your employees to innovate which leads to more satisfaction in their work. The Whole Brain Group said, "Job contribution and job satisfaction are the main components of employee engagement, meaning that employees need to feel like they are getting a substantial amount out of their jobs and putting a lot into them." 

Lean Manufacturing Philosophy Helps Recruitment and RetentionSource: http://blog.thewholebraingroup.com

Because it’s about the productivity of the entire company rather than each individual worker, employees are more likely to be invested in the work they do and know how it impacts everyone else at work (and the business as a whole).Employee morale also tends to increase with a lean operations model, which can permeate the entire company and allow workers to feel happier and healthier overall.Read More

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