To address these challenges, a comprehensive approach was developed by Park City to improve collaboration, boost morale, and enhance worker performance within Dura Composites.
Improving Company Morale: Park City played a pivotal role in helping Dura Composites improve its company culture. One of the key areas of focus was encouraging employee engagement. Park City worked closely with Dura Composites to implement various initiatives that fostered active participation and involvement among employees. This included team-building activities, social events, and brainstorming sessions that promoted interaction, collaboration, and a sense of unity.
Introduce Health and Safety Policies and Procedures: Park City collaborated with Dura Composites to implement various safety measures. This included installing safety equipment, placing clear signage throughout the facility, and providing personal protective equipment (PPE) where necessary. Regular inspections and maintenance of equipment were conducted to prevent accidents or injuries.
Another key step taken was conducting regular safety training sessions. These sessions equipped employees with the knowledge and skills necessary to handle equipment safely, follow emergency protocols, and maintain a secure working environment.
Provide Leadership and Management Training: Park City identified potential leaders within Dura Composites and provided them with structured training programs to develop their skills and abilities. The focus was on promoting effective communication, as strong communication skills are an essential aspect of successful leadership. Additionally, all management at Dura Composites completed the prestigious CMI Diplomas, which further solidified their expertise and understanding of effective management practices. This investment in leadership and management training has proven to be instrumental in cultivating a strong and capable leadership team at Dura Composites.
Implement New Recruitment and Introduction Processes: To address the issue of a workforce comprised mainly of acquaintances, changes were made to the recruitment process. The emphasis shifted from relying solely on personal connections to focusing on objective criteria and skills assessment. This ensured that new hires were selected based on their qualifications and suitability for the roles, leading to a more diverse and skilled workforce.
Develop a Culture of Pride: By understanding the unique identity and aspirations of Dura Composites, Park City worked closely with the leadership team to articulate the core values that would guide the organization’s culture and decision-making processes. They then collaborated on strategies to promote these values throughout the company, ensuring that employees were aware of them and understood their importance.