Millennials and Heavy Industry: Three Hard Truths

Millennials and Heavy Industry: Three Hard Truths (And One Massive Opportunity)
An Executive Brief Prepared by AJ Murphy, Alex Manse and JJ Sauter of The Sinclair Group

Legacy heavy industry businesses (energy, manufacturing, chemicals/petrochemicals, pulp & paper, etc.) are woefully underprepared to recruit and retain the Millennials who will be running their businesses in the next 20 years.

We outline three critical culture/mindset shifts that senior leadership must make today in order to turn Millennials into tomorrow’s competitive advantage.

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The Organizational Culture Attributes Required for Performance Gain

You’ve probably seen a study, paid for a consultant or will see at least a dozen articles this month that talk about your company culture. You likely acknowledge that it impacts your long-term financial performance in some way.

But synthesizing insights into culture against things you likely care the most about today — performance, profitability, production, asset protection or predictability — is something many people write about but few can actually do.Continue Reading…

11 Operations Management Guiding Principles | Sinclair Group Consultants

One of the key components of a world-class operating team is clear direction in the form of operations management guiding principles. When building a team, establish a set of norms and review them frequently and hold team members accountable. These are not vague, high-level statements designed to make everyone feel good. On the contrary, they’re specific, actionable values and beliefs discussed and adopted by the team. Member buy-in is important, as everyone must be willing to stand behind these principles and demonstrate them regularly. Continue Reading…