Manufacturing Leadership Training
Manufacturing Leadership development needs are very similar to other industries in many ways but there are specific differences that create unique challenges for managers and supervisors in a manufacturing type environment. See below for just a few examples.
At Sharp Leadership Development we have worked with many manufacturing and warehouse type organizations. Because of our customized and no-nonsense approach, we can be very effective in this environment. We offer them real world solutions from a master trainer with 23 years of operations experience.
Typical Challenges We Address
Moving From Peer To Supervisor
This is one of the hardest challenges for an individual contributor who has been promoted to supervisor. They are now asked to lead the people who were their friends and confidants. How do they counsel an employee regarding their work when they went out for drinks the night before as friends?
Holding Effective Standup Meetings
Not many of us are comfortable with public speaking even in a smaller team environment. In addition to the discomfort of public speaking, many managers and supervisors do not know how to effectively engage with their team to ensure safety protocols are being followed and processes are being executed.
Time Management and Delegation
Newly promoted and underdeveloped supervisors tend to gravitate toward the tasks they did as members of their former team vs truly leading their current employees. We go to what we know to regain comfort. This results in an underutilized team, time management problems and lots of turnover.
Managing Different Personalities
Everyone learns differently and has different skills, opinions and past experiences that shape how they need to be managed.
It takes time and skill to learn how to effectively communicate, coach and develop the different personalities on a team. When done well, the team becomes highly effective and efficient.