In Monterrey, Mexico, hundreds of Johnson Controls employees build thousands of batteries every day — delivering them on time, in perfect condition, in large thanks to individual ownership and ideal team leadership.
The investigations, which may last for years, add to its challenges as the Toulouse, France-based company tries to expand overseas and counter slowing demand for new planes.
“The idea that the CEO is receiving a bonus after two profit warnings doesn’t sit very well with investors.”
When managers teach and coach their employees how to solve problems and present solutions, they do themselves and their employees a favor.
“The pressure of getting out the Model 3 is getting to everybody, from the people on the factory floor to the people at the top.”
Fear of speaking the truth to co-workers and employees can have severe consequences. Here is advice on how honest, respectful feedback can leverage the threat response to make us better.
Empowerment is the ability of an employee to be directly involved in and have influence over their work. The organizations that typically have the highest level of employee engagement are the very same organizations in which employees are empowered.
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Bonnie Spencer Swayze began her career in manufacturing as a teenager in her father's factory. She shares a lifetime of "insider knowledge" about how to run a successful manufacturing enterprise.