As we leave the Spring meeting, it’s great to reflect on the amount of information we can take back to our respective shops.
As we listened to Karen Moser discuss taking care of our most important asset, our people, it brings to light a very important fact we sometimes miss. Our people do not show up on the balance sheet as an asset so we might overlook them.
But let’s think about the balance sheet for a minute. Our people do show up in the equity: Our people will make or break us. Ms. Moser’s presentation was filled with great ways to ensure your #1 asset stays within sight of your vision
Then I think about what economist Chris Kuehl had to say regarding our schools, oil, the economy and labor. Through all of the humor, his message was strong and clear: Manufacturers need to be responsible for developing their next generation of employees — we need to be the leaders and can’t rely on anyone else.
In addition to those two speakers, I have pages of notes from fraud and cybersecurity expert Robert Siciliano and 401K Dan Muhleran.
To end the meeting, attendees shared for hours — more than we’d planned — everything we’d learned from the sessions. I’m excited about all of the ideas I brought back to my shop. There are so many items of information to plug in to our daily efforts as we strive to a better rotomolder.
As the memory of this great meeting in Phoenix begins to fade, I hope you can find as many ideas to act on. So, as Ms. Moser told us: Get plugged in! I think you will find it to be truly rewarding.