4 Ways to Better the Culture of Your Manufacturing Facility

4 Ways to Better the Culture of Your Manufacturing Facility | Staffing Texas

Your manufacturing facility’s culture helps attract and retain talent. This is especially important as employees continue to look for new opportunities that better fit their core values and interests during The Great Resignation.

Job seekers can learn about your manufacturing facility’s culture through employer review sites such as Glassdoor. Finding out what current and former employees have to say about working for your company impacts whether these job seekers apply to your openings.

As a result, you should be finding ways to better the culture of your manufacturing facility. These suggestions can help.

Choose among these four ways to better the culture of your manufacturing facility!

1. Prioritize Health 

Make health and wellness part of your manufacturing facility’s culture. This may include offering benefits such as health and dental insurance, generous paid time off, stipends for wellness classes, or reimbursement for fitness programs.

Consider providing your employees with ergonomic furniture. Adjustable chairs, desks, and workstations increase circulation for improved cardiovascular health. Working in a comfortable environment elevates engagement, productivity, and performance.

2. Promote Respect

Respect is one of the most powerful motivators for behavior. This is why it should be part of your manufacturing facility’s culture.

You can promote respect by:

  • Encouraging engineers to work near the production line for greater worker interaction.
  • Asking second- and third-shift managers to greet their employees by name and show they are valued team members.
  • Encouraging leaders to eat in the lunchroom and have casual conversations with employees.
  • Asking employees to see things from your customers’ perspectives to improve work performance.
  • Supporting women working at your facility and in the manufacturing industry.
  • Helping employees of all backgrounds feel welcome, appreciated, and supported.

3. Openly Communicate  

Ongoing communication throughout every level of your manufacturing facility strengthens company culture. Effectively communicating company news and how it impacts your employees can build trust and transparency.

Open communication shows that employees at all levels live up to your company’s values. This communication should include recognizing and celebrating individual and team successes.

4. Emphasize Career Advancement

Let your candidates and employees know about the opportunities your manufacturing facility offers for career development. Include the on-the-job training and cross-training provided to develop the knowledge and skills required for more senior roles.

For instance, you might create cross-functional teams with engineers, shop mechanics, and business developers to solve company problems. Or, you could provide stretch goals for employees to develop and implement their most innovative ideas.

Detailing opportunities for career progression increases employee engagement, productivity, and performance. It also elevates job satisfaction, employee morale, and retention rates. These activities better the culture of your manufacturing facility.

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