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PDP Solutions Leads Manufacturing Executives How to Win the Trust of Employees


Mankato, MN -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/10/2015 -- Employees work harder when they know the boss is trustworthy. PDP Solutions' president, Louise Dickmeyer discussed how manufacturing executives can gain the trust of the employees in the company blog.

Geoffrey James, a contributing editor for Inc.com shared, "If your employees trust you, they'll go the proverbial extra mile but if they don't, they'll slack off," according to a recent survey by The Forum Corporation.

He argued that building trust is the best way to get the most from your employees and provided 9 Ways to Win Employee Trust.

1. Coach don't command.
2. Tell the truth.
3. Follow through.
4. Take blame but give credit.
5. Do not badmouth.
6. Walk the talk.
7. Listen more and talk less.
8. Admit when you are wrong.
9. Make employee success your #1 job.

In the largest quantitative research project of its kind, more than 1500 small and midsized manufacturing CEOs were interviewed (in February 2015) about their greatest barriers, challenges, and fears about growing their companies. The survey, conducted by TR Cutler, Inc., based in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, is the organization which founded the five thousand-member Manufacturing Media Consortium.

The greatest pain point causing anxiety, fear, and apprehension about manufacturing growth among these manufacturing leaders was speaking to their employees. More than four out of five (82%) said that speaking to their employees was difficult or very difficult.

Crisis management style and a failure to communicate effectively with plant floor workers erodes, the trust described above. There is a simple solution: outsource much of the employee communication while managing the crisis ensure happy customers AND happy employees.

To read the entire blog, go to: http://pdpsolutions.com/content/9-ways-win-employee-trust

About People Driven Performance
People Driven Performance (http://www.pdpsolutions.com) impacts improved internal communications, via interactive design, delivers an employee-centric engagement system driving improved employee retention, best-practice lean productivity, and increased bottom-line profitability.

Unlike desktop solutions promising better engagement, the PDP solution is uniquely suited to on-the-move plant floor production employees ensuring a simple and straightforward way to access key company metrics and other information. The result is full participation and understanding of the functions, status, and standing of the company. Employee communication ensures a personal responsibility for well-being of management and colleagues with whom they work each day.

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