Insights & Perspectives

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

GIRL SCOUTS INTRODUCED TO MANUFACTURING THROUGH STEM APPLICATIONS

Women in the manufacturing industry are hard to come by, especially young women entering the industry.  Meet standout welding student Sabrina Smith. Sabrina is currently a senior in the welding program at Scarlet Oaks Career Campus. Even though, she is the only female, she has not let that stop her from excelling since she joined the program in 2013. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

CONFESSIONS OF A RECOVERING MARATHON MANAGER

"The best firefighters are often the biggest arsonists" - anonymous 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

BEFORE YOU AUTOMATE, SIMPLIFY YOUR PROCESSES

Hoping that technology will lead employees to do what they aren’t currently doing, managers and executives leap right into automation without giving due process to the foundational steps of “simplify” and “standardize.” Mistakenly, they think technology will jump-start behavioral change or define a more robust strategy.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

FOR A HEALTHY BOTTOM LINE, MANUFACTURERS SHOULD BUILD THEIR TOP LINE FIRST

When leaders place so much immediate attention on the near term, they lack the vision to make bold bets on the future. Here are five ways manufacturers can make bold bets and improve their top line

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WHERE ARE YOU SPENDING YOUR TIME?

If you are a leader and you’re reading this article, there is something to be said about your leadership style and your own personal goal of growing and developing.  You seek knowledge and explore new ideas - leading to personal growth and development.

Monday, November 10, 2014

A PREVIEW OF RAY'S FABTECH PRESENTATIONS

What Do Upgrading Management Systems and Dieting Have in Common? Looking to attract and retain the top talent? Are your frontline leaders ready to run your business? 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

THE BEST COMPENSATION

When you hear the word “compensation,” money is probably what first comes to mind. Or maybe you think of benefits and bonuses on top of a yearly salary. But compensation goes beyond a salary and benefits. At Definity, we believe that compensation is the whole portfolio, the entire environment including the opportunity provided for growth. The best compensation is greater than a paycheck. Compensation begins with creating an environment of opportunity for employees and includes challenging, teaching, and encouraging your workers. The value of compensation comes from these aspects of their job, rather than just their salary. For an employer, it’s about attracting and retaining the best employees.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

DEFINITY GETS PUBLISHED IN LEAD MAGAZINE!

Everyone knows what it’s like to get caught up in the day-to-day. You have a mile-long to-do list and no time to get beyond the “emergencies” and even basic tasks that seem nearly unending. Escaping this workplace hamster wheel is the problem Definity Partners seeks to solve for their clients with Definity’s Run, Improve, Grow business model.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

5 things to practice in order to discover your employees’ motivation

What motivates an employee? What keeps your employees coming into work and giving it their all? You may think it would come from their salary, benefits, or incentives, but it dwells much deeper than that. What propels an employee to thrive is a sense of self-worth that comes from the value they provide the company. The uncovering of this value is essential in discovering their motivation.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

HOW CEOS CAN BECOME “SUPERFANS” FOR THEIR COMPANY

I found myself recently comparing the passion of a football superfan to that of a CEO.