Can you really say that you respect, understand and engage people, if you are only involved and concerned with work performance, production goals and company profit? Can you say that you are invested in your people when we limit our involvement to 8 hours/day, 5 days/week and 50 weeks/year? We feel that is impossible.
Companies manage processes, machinery, schedules, work flow, inventory, quality, but even the very best and most successful LEAN companies struggle with the management of people. Managing people comes with its own unique set of challenges. Trust, partnership, higher morale and true engagement are earned, not implemented.
There are many Shingo speakers who have inspired my LEAN journey, but none more than Billy Taylor, Plant Manager at a Good Year Tire Manufacturing Plant. Billy has understood this simple process for decades and has unarguable success to prove that it works. Billy manages and understands people.These employees are the people who run the companies processes and operations with pride, confidence and full partnership. They are aligned and all working towards the same established set of goals and objectives. Elite, World-Class Leaders listen and communicate with one person at a time and build a culture of trust and engagement.
ESI Wellness helps value employees by removing painful physical symptoms that negatively impact work-life balance. When employees have painful symptoms, they don’t have the option of leaving them at work. Many people bring these chronic aches and pains home with them every day. What better way to show True Respect for People than to eliminate painful symptoms that negatively affect work-life balance.
ESI Wellness is the only truly proactive symptom management service that eliminates injuries by correcting postural imbalances that are contributing to painful symptoms. To learn more about the ESI Wellness Program, review our Capabilities Statement, and watch video testimonials from General Managers, supervisors, employees and Union Stewards, click here.
Post written by Chris King