Sharing “The Why” & Hiring for Greatness, not for Position with Brett Greene

This week we again welcome Brett Greene to the show!

Brett is the President of Willington Nameplate, a small manufacturer located in Stafford Springs, CT. Brett holds a BS in Accounting from UCONN, an MS in Finance and an MBA from RPI-Hartford, and a MS in Manufacturing Operations from Kettering University.

In this episode, we talk about what steps Willington Nameplate has taken over the years to grow and mature their Lean operations. Brett shares his insights regarding hiring/training, which are very forward-thinking! Instead of hiring for a specific job, WNP simply hires team members, and helps them develop their skills so that WNP can leverage a cross-functionally skilled workforce.

We also discuss the importance of sharing “The Why” with team members, versus hiring people and giving them a certain job to do. We talk about how Standard Work reinforces and supports this, because sometimes SW gets interpreted as too restrictive/prescriptive.

As always – I hope you enjoy it, and I hope you get something from it! Make it a great week!

Brett’s contact info:

Brett’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brett-greene-0903849/

Willington Nameplate website: https://wnpinc.com/

New England Lean Consulting is the Northeast’s premier business consulting firm, helping small-to-medium sized businesses with strategic leadership and operational methodologies that help your company lower costs, increase capacity and win more customers. Our industry experienced consultants provide guidance with the latest business solutions that help you to grow your business deliberately and strategically in order to sustain a long-term competitive advantage within the marketplace.

Paul W. Critchley, President & Founder of New England Lean Consulting:

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