Building the Plant Culture

We hear a lot about culture in our society today and are counseled by many to understand different religions, heritages, and ethnicities. We are not here to address these issues in a general way. We will be plant specific and we warn: Ignore the factory culture at your peril.

Let’s look at a couple of different meanings for the word culture:

  • The quality in a person or society that arises from a concern for what is regarded as excellence.
  • Development of improvement of the mind through training or education.

Notice the keys words in the definitions - excellence and improvements. Developing a unique culture for the plant that sets high expectations for performance, quality, engagement, compassion, and respect should be an ultimate leadership goal. The understanding of the importance of the plant culture is the true foundation for plant growth.