Does A Great Workplace Matter For Manufacturing Success

Would you describe your facility as a great place to work? While impressive employee benefits, dynamic office setups, and creative perks are commonly associated with big tech companies and ambitious startups, there are manufacturing and production companies that have adapted a similar approach to business management and employee motivation. How much this shift really matter for companies in the manufacturing sector?

15 great workplaces in manufacturing & production | Fortune

“So what’s most important to workers at automotive distributors, oil & gas producers, medical device makers, and food manufacturers? A commitment to workplace safety, job training and development, and profit sharing, for starters.”

 

A big part of becoming and staying successful for any company, regardless of their business sector, is attracting talent, assuring that workers feel validated and eager to contribute, and retaining experienced and reliable professionals. Skilled and satisfied workers will be an important element in keeping the U.S. manufacturing sector strong.

3 thoughts on “Does A Great Workplace Matter For Manufacturing Success

  1. Is this a new trend? Manufacturing companies must be taking a page from progressive companies such as Google and Zappos by creating a working environment that is fun and which inspires creativity. Even in technical and industrial work, a favorable, enjoyable work place is crucial to maintaining employee morale. I applaud the manufacturing companies who have the vision to improve the environment for their employees. I’m all in favor of that kind of progressive thinking.

  2. I suppose a favorable and relaxing work place (as much as that is plausible) is just as important as a safe work place. A pleasant working environment contributes to increased creativity, morale and ultimately, productivity. As far as safety is concerned, it is paramount in any work place because an employee is only as productive as his or her availability, and if an employee is injured due to hazardous working conditions, then it costs the company rather than helping it.

  3. U.S. manufacturers are the most productive in the world and 50 percent more productive than workers in the next 11 leading manufacturing economies. Manufacturers understand that this productivity comes from a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect between employer and employees. U.S. employment and labor laws should promote domestic job creation within our global economy. In my opinion, changes to our current system should come only after careful consideration of the potential impacts on America’s economic vitality. Additional rigid work rules and labor costs inhibit job creation and make it impossible for some companies to succeed. This is undesirable under any economic circumstances.

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