For almost 20 years, Team 1 Plastics, a plastic injection molding company for the transportation industry, has utilized an Open-Book management philosophy with its workers. Craig Carrel shares the history of how the Open Book policy became a critical part of Team 1’s culture.
Problems – we’ve all got them – problems in our professional lives and problems in our personal lives. Maybe Benjamin Franklin should have added “problems” alongside death and taxes as another certainty of life. If we’re going to be successful, those problems need to be solved.
It’s summer, and the temperature is soaring outside. It’s also soaring inside many plastics manufacturing plants. We all know that high temperatures can cause health issues such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion, and we all want to keep our employees safe. But, how do we do that? You remember that old adage, “prevention is better than cure.”
There has been debate in the last few years whether or not Employee Performance Reviews are still effective. Some companies have completely eliminated annual performance reviews while others continue to utilize them.
Team 1 Plastics, a plastic injection molding company for the transportation industry, is thrilled that Glenn Stevens graciously agreed to be a Guest Blogger for the Plastics Pipeline blog. In an email interview, Stevens shared his perspective on how Michigan’s automobile industry is fairing.
"Creating and managing a vibrant employee referral program makes good recruiting sense." An Employee Referral Program says to your employees, "Of course we want you to recruit for us. You know us better than anyone. You know which people will like it here and be successful. We rely on you!"
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Learn how Team 1 Plastics and Alliance Specialties and Laser Sales worked together to solve a complex production mold problem.