Leadership Nov 3, 2014

Empowering Employees as Leaders

A manufacturer succeeds with an employee-centric culture.

Based on insights from

Dylan Minor

Martin Lariviere

Listening: Bringing Employee Leadership to Manufacturing

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Barry-Wehmiller, a privately held manufacturer, is dedicated to building a flexible, well-trained workforce. It boasts an employee-centric corporate culture designed to empower and inspire its 8000-plus employees. The resulting productivity improvements and lower turnover rates are good for business—but the focus of the company is as much on its team members as it is on the bottom line.

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In our podcast, hear from company leaders and employees, as well as faculty from the Kellogg School, to learn more about how this approach has been successful.

You can also read Kellogg Insight’s full article on Barry-Wehmiller and see a slideshow from inside one of its plants here.

Featured Faculty

Dylan Minor

Member of the Department of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences faculty until 2018

Martin Lariviere

Professor of Operations, Division Chair of Operations

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