One Straight Drive, Valders, WI, 54245
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Speaker: Matthew Ohrt, Director, People and Culture, Ariens Company
Matt’s unique background has afforded him insight and opportunity to analyze and improve company cultures and to lead in a way that change is accepted and embraced. His experience includes roles in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Training and Facilitation, and Lean Manufacturing.
Matt's career began with Tenneco Automotive, a tier one Toyota supplier. He then transitioned to work for Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Georgetown, KY. Here he learned about the Toyota Production System (TPS) and Toyota's unique approach to Human Resources. Currently, Matt works as the Director of People and Culture at Ariens Company, in which he is responsible to lead the company's efforts in the areas of Safety, Culture, and Continuous Improvement (lean manufacturing).
Topic: That’s Not How People Work
In today’s shrinking world of the global economy, organizations face many challenges. Organizations by structure are similar, they have assets such as buildings, equipment, and machinery and all have customers. Every one of them also has people. Yet the one variable that determines whether an organization thrives, or merely survives, is how an organization views people. People make things go, or not go. People make the difference.
If we can agree that the key variable in any organization is people, we can go one step further to realize that the work environment, the culture in which people work, will determine whether they thrive or survive. Companies on the Fortune 100 Best Great Places to Work, for instance, typically outperform their competition by 20% in profitability, typically have double digit growth year to year, and turnover often is so low it is not measured. How is change executed in your organization? Is it “managed” for people or are they allowed to be part of it and have a voice? How are relationships in your organization? Do people look forward to coming in to work and tend to smile or do they trudge along, merely survive the week, and continually long for the next upcoming weekend?
It does not have to be that way. In our daily work lives, we can have fun, have purpose, enjoy who we work with, and excel as individuals and as a team if we create the right culture. The key to this is breaking from the norms of what we have learned – breaking habits of how things are done in order to truly, genuinely, understand and care for people. In this talk, Matthew Ohrt will discuss what this work environment looks like and how people really work.
Cocktails: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Member: $25.00
Dinner: 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM Guest: $30.00
Chapter Business: 6:45 PM to 7:00 PM Student: $15.00
Speaker: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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