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Senn Delaney publishes new thought paper on leading culture change in manufacturing

November 11, 2013
Senn Delaney, a Heidrick & Struggles company, has published a new thought paper, Leading Culture Transformation in Manufacturing, to help industry leaders to understand why a healthy, high-performance culture is critical to the manufacturing process.

Dustin Seale, Senn Delaney partner and managing director, EMEA, and Ian Johnston, senior vice president, explore the challenges leaders in manufacturing organizations face and examine the kind of culture and mindset needed for manufacturing companies to enable process improvement and enhance spirit, performance and competitiveness.

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“Manufacturing companies have a strong history of driving innovation and productivity through process improvement and a rigorous focus on quality, cost and delivery,” notes Seale. “But in our work with manufacturing companies, we have observed that they also have a common set of issues that cannot be addressed solely through the manufacturing process. Leaders will also need to create an organizational culture that enables the manufacturing process, and implement a proven process to bring the desired culture to life with sustainable, measureable results.”

The thought paper examines these unique industry challenges in detail and provides a framework for culture change based on four key principles of success.