2017 Top Plant: Data-driven pioneers
Cross-training is important at the Twinsburg plant. “We encourage employees to get a breadth of experience for different jobs,” said Lyman Tschanz, vice president of manufacturing, Operations & Engineering Services, Rockwell Automation. It’s a dialogue of trying to create a culture where those cross-trained employees are valued. Another internal system we have is called BRAVO, which is our internal employee recognition system. A supervisor, a coworker, or a manager can award an employee points. When you focus on and reinforce good behavior, you get more of it.
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