Being skilled on the line doesn’t always translate into leading successful teams. The end result of good leadership training is better supervisors who can positively influence their teams to meet, and even surpass, production goals.
At WCCO Belting, a decade of exponential growth pushed employee training to the bottom of the priority list.
Statistics show that women are still in comparatively short supply throughout industries such as manufacturing, construction and engineering – particularly when it comes to management and director-level positions.
VR technology has moved from the gaming console into the training environment.
Executives and shop floor employees tend to receive the most attention from training departments. But the role of the line manager is a challenging one, and these managers need tools to succeed, including learning that will build their confidence.
With American companies set to receive a large dividend from the recent tax cut, businesses should take the same approach and use these new resources to make a catalytic investment in themselves by making a serious investment in their employees.
Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation and Nexus Global have joined forces to launch a range of complementary services and software that improve plant reliability and drive productivity for European manufacturers.