Monday, March 12, 2012

People & Technology—Making them work together!

In a global economy that at times can seem obsessed with the latest and greatest technology it’s no surprise that we’re becoming less and less focused on the people using all these fancy gadgets.  Now don’t get me wrong, technology is great!  Our company’s success is based on the cutting edge technology we design and distribute, but just because you have the right tool doesn’t mean you are set up for success.

In a recent post on the Harvard Business Review blog, consultant Scott Erker wrote that in order to compete in global manufacturing, the US really needs to step up its game when it comes to hiring and training the workforce.  Forward thinking companies need to be focused on recruiting the right help and then maximizing the return on those assets.  Of course the key here is that the workforce should be seen as an asset and not a liability, if you believe the latter, then you’ve really got a long way to go in your journey to success.

Educating, training, cross-training and most importantly engaging your employees is critical.  Employees need to be a part of the process if the process is going be effective.  Having the tools, equipment and methodologies in place is one thing, but having the right people in place to take responsibility is the lynchpin. 

Our 8th annual Ultrasound World conference will feature a presentation that will cover all of these issues and it’s a session you can’t afford to miss.  John Trulli, of Allied Reliability, will present “The Human Side of Condition Monitoring: The right technology in the wrong hands,” and he’ll focus on the five management and HR mistakes that can sink even the best programs.  To learn more click here and then make plans to join us, you can’t afford not to!


-Maureen Gribble

maureeng@uesystems.com

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