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Shop Floor Workers Performance Directly Impacted by Manufacturing Leaders Communication


Mankato, MN -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/17/2015 -- PDP Solutions' president, Louise Dickmeyer discussed why manufacturers need to outsource communication in the company's recent blog. Dr. Marvin Marshall shared in Reliable Plant magazine that without trust in the workplace, communication and teamwork will erode. Additionally, morale decreases while turnover rises. He suggests three approaches to build shop floor employees' trust in management, thereby making the workplace an environment filled with innovation, creativity, and ultimately higher profits for all.

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.

A manufacturing leader can take the information learned during listening and then utilize outsourced communication programs by PDP Solutions to acknowledge employees' feelings and opinions. Inquiry precedes advocacy. Effective manufacturing managers know that delegation of tasks is essential for building trust in the workplace. Marshall is adamant that babying employees hinders professional development.

The ability to constantly praise and recognize employee growth and achievement is at the heart of People Driven Performance.

To read the entire blog, go to: http://pdpsolutions.com/blogposts

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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