The Michigan Lean Consortium's Debra Levantrosser recently spoke with long time 'The Leaning Edge' guest Rob Pease, the Kata / Improvement Manager for Nucraft of Comstock Park, MI. His focus for this interview was; A Study of Organizational culture change, a focus on people. How NuCraft started. Their method of deployment behaviors and measurement,....
Click below to hear Debra's interview with Rob about Work/Culture Assessments.
At Nucraft Furniture Company, Rob shares that they really wanted to transform their culture. First starting with what our desired culture must be to achieve the desired 27% growth over three years and then went to the people. By conducting a cultural assessment or our associates we armed ourselves with the data needed to set short term-plans for improvement.
Interestingly, we have figure out a connection to these behaviors to our bottom line financial growth, which as the behaviors improve so does our organizations KPIs. This has provided two record quarters back-to-back. Imagine everyone engaging in an organization and with each layer striving for the desired behaviors which collectively equate to company growth and success.
It becomes a great place to work when you focus on respect for every individual, as one example, and the output is company growth.
(And just a reminder the Michigan Lean Consortium's 9th Annual Conference is quickly approaching)