In a challenging global economy, efficiency is required to remain competitive. Manufacturing remains one of the single biggest drivers of economic activity, but companies will need to use new methods to stay ahead of the curve.
Efficiency, productivity and clear business goals will help manufacturers move forward. Leadership and communication skills will help your people tap into their potential and carry your company to success and profits.
Challenges ICC helps clients solve
CHALLENGE: This global manufacturing organization, which provides power and control technology to manufacturers worldwide, wanted to create a leadership development program that focused on identified development gaps, resulting in a succession-ready pool of high potential employees. The company needed a way to develop next-level supervisors and managers to fulfill its talent pipeline from within.
SOLUTION: ICC worked with company principals to develop a five-month leadership program customized to fit the needs of the organization. The program included manager nominations, competency development, coursework design, facilitation, and group and individual coaching for three tiers of leaders. The organization experienced no attrition during the second year and expanded the program to include global locations in the third year.
CHALLENGE: ICC was called on to partner with several internal organizations within a global apparel manufacturer following analysis of the company’s annual employee engagement survey results, which pointed to growing disenchantment and disengagement among employees.
SOLUTION: ICC supported leaders in the finance, legal and human resources areas by facilitating often emotionally charged team discussions. During each session, ICC’s expert facilitator masterfully guided each team in objectively reviewing survey results and steered discussion to solutions-oriented action planning. After each session, each team left with clearly defined roles and responsibilities for each member to support elevating team members’ engagement levels.
CHALLENGE: A large manufacturing organization was closing plant operations due to a restructuring within the division. This union plant operation employed more than 200 tenured employees. The affected employees departed over a five-month period.
SOLUTION: ICC provided compassionate outplacement services to all 200 employees. The program included onsite orientation sessions, career transition workshops and one-on-one, individualized coaching. ICC partnered with the local workforce center, college and unemployment office to ensure the highest level of support for departing employees.