It’s no secret that when it comes to the environment, the entire manufacturing industry has a not-so-stellar reputation. You might be tempted to remind people - rightfully so - that without your input, we’d probably still be in the coal ages - literally.
While the impassioned words of environmental activists like Greta Thunberg and her supporters strike fear in the hearts of those who care deeply for the future of our planet, for many people in business, this new wave of environmental militarism is nothing more than a nuisance that threatens the future of business as we know it.
It is obvious to skilled managers and business leaders that reporting issues is a good thing - getting problems into the open allows them to be dealt with, preventing them from further damaging the organization.
Now consider the average factory worker who spends hours a day grinding on the shop-floor. Is he aware of your targets, projections and goals? Does she understand what your company hopes to achieve in the coming year?