With a rapid surge in long awaited, pent up travel demand, aerospace manufacturers brace for an extraordinary labor crunch. At the beginning of last year, the unfamiliar Covid-19 pandemic abruptly brought air travel to an unexpected halt, obliterating jobs and eliminating the demand for new planes. Fast forward to today, the development and introduction of...

Visual Management Boards are displays of information designed by our group of industry experts well-rehearsed in various industry experience and knowledge. The main objective of these boards is to update, control critical points of important processes, monitor performance, display production/Scheduling/dispatch plans, 5’S responsibilities, manually write employee assignments, and store important process documents by using items-such...

For businesses to grow, survive, and remain competitive in their niche, they must take care of their employees. Supporting your employee’s professional advancement and personal growth is an impactful way to show that you care for them. Employee development is vital for growth, productivity, and the ability to retain your top talent. Nurturing a learning...

The hiring process of new employees involves a great deal of time, patience, and an unwavering skeptical mindset. The decision in this procedure encompasses that you are responsible for choosing the professional that is best fit for your business and it’s culture. To satisfy the requirements of the defined job description, employers will evaluate a...

“To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom” – Bertrand Russell   Unfortunately, as a CEO, you are likely living each day feeling some sort of fear. You are worried about labor costs, employees, new customers, old customers, late orders, and of course-our favorite concern, “How do I appear to everybody?” It usually all comes...

Following the event of a merger, appointed leaders-typically HR leaders-begin developing an internal communication strategy. Helping your leadership team understand  the impact of mergers and acquisitions on employees determines it’s overall success. Executive teams lead groups in the right direction, therefore, the moment they fail to acknowledge change, HR struggles to align employees and engage...

Visualizing the old way of work, we can sum up a typical day along these lines: Monday morning, alarm clock rings, coffee, cubicles, disengaged, resentment, mundane, and counting down the minutes until Friday. Fortunately, now, the work day is a whole lot different.  As workplaces continue to modernize and technology increases the ease for collaboration,...

  Mistakes are common in work culture, but when you find yourself relentlessly at odds with an employee, you may be wondering when to break the relationship. Maybe this started with them missing a few deadlines, maybe they’ve created an unbreakable habit of coming in late and unprepared, or maybe they’ve become so undependable you...

Without a doubt, companies embracing the future of technology stay ahead of the game upon the implementation of a successful ERP System. The key word here being successful. While it is in the best interest of many companies to pivot-or continue to pivot- their operations to optimize efficiency in their workplace, doing so comes at...

  How to Have That Awkward Conversation with an Employee   Leading a company and managing a team is a highly respected position, where you can create relationships among employees while using your skill set to habitually motivate and work towards a common goal.   But what happens when an uncomfortable situation involving employee(s) and...

      With entire organizations and powerful shareholders constantly counting on you to make lucrative decisions, the appearance of stress wastes no time making a permanent home in your mind and body.   Stress, while an inevitable part of life, jumps from acting as a harmless energy burst to an extraordinary toxic hinderance within...

  Often relying on manual spreadsheets or a consortium of software, many small and medium sized manufacturers currently experience relentless strain dealing with low operating margins, slow order-to-cash cycles, delayed payments from customers, increased overhead costs- and the COVID-19 pandemic to further enhance problems. Many of these manufacturers have been operating with minimal staff while...

Break Down The Silo Between Sales and Operations

When working with clients on their organizational structure, we often see very separated departmental silos. It is a very common mistake, but a very correctable mistake. This post is going to focus on the most common departmental silos, sales and operations. It is common for these same clients to believe that it is the sales...

With the sudden and somewhat overwhelming switch to remote work, many are finding ourselves trying to recreate the professional and social environments of our workplaces from our homes. From the awkward uncomfortable Zoom or Skype calls with entire teams to the sudden absence of water cooler talk, participating in the workplace culture now feels like...

Team Building – Employee Excitement and Employee Motivation An employee’s excitement and motivation for the job are at its peak when they are first hired to your organization.  However, it is pretty common that after settling into a routine of the daily grind, the excitement and motivation begins to fade.  So, before that happens the...