Achieving Excellence in the Manufacturing Industry
In an era of ever-increasing global competition, the manufacturing sector is challenged to produce world-class quality products on schedule and at an affordable price. Responsible production practices must also ensure that worker safety is ingrained in daily work activities and management practices.
Demographic changes have shortened the supply of frontline employees experienced in technical manufacturing or maintenance, forcing companies to hire workers with little industrial work experience. This requires stronger systems and processes for managing performance, despite cost-cutting practices that leave management cadres thin-staffed and overloaded.
Many manufacturers have adopted an operational excellence approach to help them address production issues. Any continuous improvement approach, whether it is focused on quality, process, productivity, or strategy execution, involves identifying critical practices or behaviors at different levels of the organization. It’s not enough to simply specify best practices. All stakeholders must adopt these best practices until they become habits. Developing sustained behavior change and generating discretionary effort requires a scientific understanding of why people do what they do, and why they may resist some change efforts that are needed to stay competitive in the current global economy. Having leaders who understand how to apply the laws of behavior effectively is a competitive advantage.
Solutions Start with Building a Positive Work Culture
Behavior science has taught us how to influence behavior with precision and positive side effects. ADI uses these principles to build tools and practices leaders can use in the workplace to produce better results by strengthening key behaviors and eliminating human variance. A behavioral approach helps leaders at any level maximize their impact and reduce their own re-work in their management duties. Skillful use of behavioral principles such as positive reinforcement helps build work relationships, leads to more sustainable performance improvement, and improves the company culture.
ADI’s performance improvement consultants have been providing this behavioral expertise to organizations for more than 40 years. We have helped improve operational efficiency, transform organizational cultures, and ensure leadership engagement and accountability through positive, proactive leadership practices. Regardless of your strategic objectives, if you are responsible for motivating others in a manufacturing environment and need to improve your leadership’s ability to generate enthusiasm and consistency in performance, we can help.
Contact us today to learn how to apply a scientific approach to creating a culture of manufacturing excellence.
Services Tailored to the Manufacturing Industry
Here are just a few ways ADI supports you in applying sound behavioral principles to motivate and sustain performance excellence.