In this issue: Richard Wolin reflects on talent and transparency. NMC Training Services is highlighted in the TC Business News. The Manufacturing Summit is just around the corner on March 7, 2017. There are several upcoming workshops open for registration.
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March 2017 Newsletter
Talent and Transparency
By Richard Wolin, Director
Recently, an increasing number of personal observations and experiences inspired me to write about the deep connection between organizational success, building and retaining talent, and workplace transparency. Having learned, practiced, and taught Lean principles for more than 25 years, it’s been in the last five years I have come to fully appreciate the impact transparency can have on talent attraction and job satisfaction while at the same time delivering outstanding results to the bottom line. More recently I have seen the visible impact on organizations in northwest Michigan that do it well and for the right reasons.
Let’s imagine an employee comes into your office and says “I need your help boss, that other division won’t respond to my emails about giving me the data I need to finish my report.” Here are some possible responses…
The manager might say:
Darn it, well, let me call them directly and get them straightened out.
MMTC clients in Northern Lower Michigan reported the following project impacts for the past year: $76,165,570 in new sales
$210,011,316 in retained sales
$146,695,216 in new investments
$67,515,150 in cost savings
523 jobs increased and retained