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Human-Centered Manufacturing with Glenn Akramoff
Episode 306th May 2024 • The Manufacturers' Network • Lisa Ryan
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Lisa Ryan is joined by Glenn Akramoff, CEO of Akramoff LLC, who brings over 30 years of industry expertise. Glenn shares transformative strategies for revolutionizing human-centered manufacturing, emphasizing the importance of aligning personal and organizational goals. He delves into building winning teams, fostering a positive workplace culture, and developing strategies to keep employees motivated and valued.

From his extensive municipal government background, Glenn provides practical approaches to creating cohesive teams and addressing generational opportunities. Discover how purpose-driven leadership shapes successful manufacturing environments and how veteran workers can pass their legacy to younger generations through mentorship. Glenn and Lisa explore actionable steps for adapting to evolving workforce expectations while balancing generational diversity.

Key Takeaways:

  • Purpose-Driven Leadership: Align organizational goals to inspire employees.
  • Team Building: Foster collaboration across generational divides.
  • Employee Motivation: Empower your workforce to ensure they feel valued.
  • Workplace Culture: Develop a supportive environment that encourages growth.

Tune in to hear Glenn and Lisa offer valuable insights for enhancing manufacturing success and maximizing employee engagement.

Lessons Learned:

1. Accountability, fairness, and consistency are essential elements of a positive workplace culture.

2. Leaders must actively assess and improve workplace culture, structure, and processes to create a cohesive and motivated team.

3. Recognizing the impact of generational diversity in the workplace is crucial for adapting leadership and motivation strategies.

4. Purpose-driven leadership and human-centered cultures positively influence decision-making, product quality, customer experience, and overall organizational success.

5. Recognizing signs of a dysfunctional environment, such as high turnover and communication issues, is crucial for addressing workplace culture and building strong relationships in the organization.

Key Themes:

- Creating a human-centered workplace culture

- Strategies for fostering a winning team

- Generational diversity in the workplace

- Purpose-driven leadership

- Importance of personal growth and support for leaders

- Recognizing signs of a dysfunctional environment




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