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Monthly themes for leaders in manufacturing [Roadmap 2021]

Leaders in manufacturing:   A Roadmap to Engage Your Team To help leaders in manufacturing, we put together a calendar! What type of manufacturing leader would you like to be in 2021? Similarly, what kind of team would you like to have? Don’t just dream it. Plan it.   New year, new beginnings! 2020 has been challenging for leaders in manufacturing. […]

Factory workers: A Simple Formula for Employee Feedback

Happy Factory Workers? Many factory workers and other blue-collar employees don’t have access to computers to fill in surveys or give continuous feedback on how engaged they feel at work. And during COVID, our data show that employee engagement is dropping, worldwide. Asking staff to install a mood app on their personal phone might work for […]

Manufacturing Podcast featuring Celpax

Manufacturing Podcast   The popular Manufacturing Wellness Podcast is hosted by Laura Timbrook.   If you’re in manufacturing and into podcasts on leadership, you’ve probably heard of this show already. Laura’s podcast is famous for highlighting health and wellness initiatives within the manufacturing industry. The main goal of the show is to inspire leaders to improve employee wellbeing […]

What is Six Sigma?

What is Six Sigma And Why Is It Important for Improvement?   What is Six Sigma? Six Sigma is the method that provides organizations with tools and techniques to improve the business process capability. Using this disciplined and data-driven approach helps eliminate defects in the process. The term was coined in 1986 by an engineer […]

New ways to find out how your employees feel

A ‘feel-good meter’ Employee surveys: The results are left lying around. The follow-up is insufficient. It’s costly and time-consuming. And according to a recent survey, 1 in 2 managers feel doubtful if their employee surveys yield the results they were expecting. So what can you do instead? How about a ‘feel-good meter’? A ‘feel-good meter’ Company: Finax. Their […]

How others launched the Celpax device to their employees

How 8 leaders launched their Celpax device Finax put up posters on the walls of the break room so that everyone would understand what it was they were hoping to achieve. “I learnt Change Management at IKEA and thus know how important it is to create awareness within the company in order to get everyone […]

Unilever Manufacturing and Innovation: Real-Time Employee Engagement (7 months later)

Unilever Manufacturing and Innovation: Real-Time Employee Engagement “7 months ago we installed our Celpax devices to start acting on our employee engagement in real-time. We decided to use our production meetings to discuss how we are feeling at work”, says Katharina Brinkmann, HR Officer at Unilever Kleve. “We sit down with smaller groups every three weeks.” Together […]

Daily Employee Morale and Productivity

We often get asked how our daily employee mood tracker relates to employee morale and productivity. Food manufacturer Dallant has been measuring both on a daily basis since 2012. This is what they found out: Food flavouring company Dallant has measured their daily employee morale and production efficiency since 2012: “I like to keep things simple” says Joan […]