Solving the manufacturing leadership crisis [VIDEO]

Ensure your employees go home each day feeling valued for their work.

March 5, 2015   by PLANT Staff

CLAYTON, Mo. — Bob Chapman believes there is a leadership crisis among North American companies that is the result of workers feeling undervalued and under-appreciated by their employers.

Chapman, the chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller, a global supplier of manufacturing technology and services, believes that seven of eight employees in North American go home each day feeling that the company they work for doesn’t care about them, which is leading an epidemic of broken families and marriages.

He says the key to solving this perceived leadership crisis requires companies to create an environment where people can identify and develop their skills so they go home each day feeling valued for their work.

His theory works. Chapman, which has grown Barry-Wehmiller to more than 60 companies through private acquisitions, now employees more than 8,000 people in 28 countries. The organization’s companies now generate more than $2 billion in annual revenues across the automated packaging equipment, corrugating and sheeting equipment, paper conversion equipment, and IT and engineering consulting services industries.

Check out the video below to better understand Chapman’s perspective on what’s required to ensure a prosperous future for your company.

The Leadership Crisis (Animated) from Barry-Wehmiller on Vimeo.

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