This week, we sat down with Mark Whitten, Director of Operations, USA at Martinrea International to talk about the importance of company culture and employee…
If you’re a frequent flyer of the Beekeeper blog, the name Mark Whitten may sound familiar to you. That’s because we’ve previously featured him in a Q&A blog post about how to engage manufacturing employees.
Since his Q&A was a huge hit with our readers, we decided to ask this manufacturing operations guru back to lead a webinar.
If you’re new to our blog, let’s review who Mark Whitten is, and why he’s a rising star in the manufacturing operations field.
Mark is an experienced manufacturing professional with a proven track record of operational improvement through employee engagement and collaboration. He has been directly responsible for plant operations ranging in size from 500-1500 employees.
While we always look forward to a good Q&A session, we were especially excited for this opportunity to sit down with someone who is a champion of the employee experience and the effect it has on overall operations.
In an industry that must remain laser-focused on the bottom line in order to stay in business, company culture and employee experience often get overlooked in manufacturing.
In this webinar, we dove even deeper to uncover real, tactical ways that Mark engages his manufacturing team.
Here are some of the top takeaways from his webinar.
“Culture is the character and personality of your organization. It’s what makes your business unique, and it’s the sum of its values, traditions, beliefs, interactions, behaviors and attitudes.”
- Mark Whitten
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You’re not going to get extra effort out of people when they’re not passionate about what they’re doing and they don’t want to be there.
“In my experience, when you walk into a workplace that has a poor safety record, 9 times out of 10, it also has quality issues, employee morale issues, financial hardships, and they’re really all connected in my opinion.”
In this webinar, Mark outlines eight vital touch points that contribute to company culture, and how to refine each one to build a high-performing manufacturing workplace.
Listen to the full webinar to discover Mark Whitten’s complete playbook to building a strong company culture at your manufacturing company.