If you are looking to increase engagement from your employees, we found some tips for you. The truth is, “Gallup found in its State of the American Workplace report that 25% of manufacturing workers are engaged at work. This is eight percentage points lower than the national average of 33% employee engagement, making it the least engaged occupation across the U.S.” To boost workplace culture, you first have to create the right culture so focus on getting to know your employees and reducing stress. Focus on communication, allowing more control of work, creating accountability, making sure your employees know they matter, being available, and being engaged.
Manufacturing has had a storied history in the U.S. From the innovations of the Industrial Revolution, including the introduction of the steam engine, to the creation of the assembly line and the implementation of lean manufacturing, this sector of American life has been the backbone of U.S. excellence. And the manufacturing sector has seen some good news lately, too. According to a recent report in The New York Times, "… the latest payroll data underscores the striking rebound at American factories, which lost more than 2 million jobs in the recession, but have clawed their way back and recovered more than 1 million positions since 2010." Read More