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How Hybrid Work Impacts Company Culture with Blentech CEO Dan Voit
Episode 5924th August 2021 • Manufacturing Happy Hour • Chris Luecke
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Manufacturing Happy Hour is excited to welcome Dan Voit (Episode 1) back to the podcast!

Dan is the CEO of Blentech, a Bay Area-based food technology company specializing in equipment, systems, and software for the safe, nutritious, and consistent preparation of food.

Last time Dan was on the show, we talked about what it takes to create a strong culture within a manufacturing company. This time, we're taking a step further, discussing what this looks like when you move to a hybrid work model and how technology plays a part.

In this episode of Manufacturing Happy Hour, we revisit Dan’s beliefs about company culture to see if anything has changed over the past couple of years. Dan shares how he and his company has weathered the storm through the pandemic and the challenges he’s overcome.

He also explains why the hybrid working model suits Blentech best and why not all tasks are well suited to remote work.

In this episode, find out:

  • How things have changed for Dan and Blentech since the last time he was on the show
  • Why building great relationships is crucial for any business
  • Why you need to be more deliberate in your communication with remote teams
  • How Blentech approached remote work and opted for a hybrid model
  • Why companies should trust their workers
  • How Salesforce has been a crucial tool during the pandemic
  • How Blentech managed to keep going through the pandemic
  • Why some tasks are better for remote work than others

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Tweetable Quotes:

  • “As you're working asynchronously remotely, you got to just trust that they're going to do it.”
  • “Some work is best remote. Some work is inherently collaborative. Understand the difference. And I think that's a critical component to being successful.”
  • “There are certain people that had to come in because their job needed to be done on-site. So from the beginning, we did have to maintain a hybrid model.”

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