Episode 30

Published on:

6th May 2024

Human-Centered Manufacturing with Glenn Akramoff

Lisa Ryan is joined by Glenn Akramoff, CEO of Akramoff LLC, who brings over 30 years of industry expertise. Glenn shares transformative strategies for revolutionizing human-centered manufacturing, emphasizing the importance of aligning personal and organizational goals. He delves into building winning teams, fostering a positive workplace culture, and developing strategies to keep employees motivated and valued.

From his extensive municipal government background, Glenn provides practical approaches to creating cohesive teams and addressing generational opportunities. Discover how purpose-driven leadership shapes successful manufacturing environments and how veteran workers can pass their legacy to younger generations through mentorship. Glenn and Lisa explore actionable steps for adapting to evolving workforce expectations while balancing generational diversity.

Key Takeaways:

  • Purpose-Driven Leadership: Align organizational goals to inspire employees.
  • Team Building: Foster collaboration across generational divides.
  • Employee Motivation: Empower your workforce to ensure they feel valued.
  • Workplace Culture: Develop a supportive environment that encourages growth.

Tune in to hear Glenn and Lisa offer valuable insights for enhancing manufacturing success and maximizing employee engagement.

Lessons Learned:

1. Accountability, fairness, and consistency are essential elements of a positive workplace culture.

2. Leaders must actively assess and improve workplace culture, structure, and processes to create a cohesive and motivated team.

3. Recognizing the impact of generational diversity in the workplace is crucial for adapting leadership and motivation strategies.

4. Purpose-driven leadership and human-centered cultures positively influence decision-making, product quality, customer experience, and overall organizational success.

5. Recognizing signs of a dysfunctional environment, such as high turnover and communication issues, is crucial for addressing workplace culture and building strong relationships in the organization.

Key Themes:

- Creating a human-centered workplace culture

- Strategies for fostering a winning team

- Generational diversity in the workplace

- Purpose-driven leadership

- Importance of personal growth and support for leaders

- Recognizing signs of a dysfunctional environment

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Lisa Ryan

As a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), an award-winning speaker and author of ten books, Lisa Ryan, CSP, works with her clients to develop employee and client engagement initiatives and strategies that keep their top talent and best clients from becoming someone else’s.
Lisa’s expertise includes: strengthening workplace culture, improving employee engagement, increasing customer retention, and initiating gratitude strategies (“Grategies”) for personal and professional benefit. Lisa’s participants enjoy her high energy, enthusiastic delivery and quick wit and they leave the session with ideas they are committed to acting on immediately to make positive workplace culture changes.
Lisa costars in two films with other experts including Jack Canfield of “Chicken Soup for the Soul.” She is the Past-President of the National Speakers Association, Ohio Chapter and holds an MBA from Cleveland State University.

Relevant Experience

• Keynote, breakout or workshop speaker at more than 100 national and international conferences
• Thirteen years of industrial marketing and sales experience, including seven years in the welding industry – and yes, she does weld
• Host of “Elevate Your Engagement Levels: What You Need to Know” on the Elite Expert Network and the C-Suite Network
• Creator of “The Seven Mistakes Managers Make to Crush Company Culture” video series
• Best-selling author of ten books, including “Manufacturing Engagement: 98 Proven Strategies to Attract and Retain Your Industry’s Top Talent”
• Award-winning speaker