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Notes from PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace

LIVE THE LIFE WE INTEND

Charles Krauthammer died yesterday of cancer.  He was a Pulitzer Prize winning writer and commentator.  He was a thoughtful man with a definitive point of view.

He was regarded an inspiration by many because he suffered a diving accident during the time he was in med school.  The accident left him paralyzed from the neck down and in a wheelchair for life.  Despite this tragedy, he gathered himself to finish med school and fashioned a life that made a difference in the world.

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Notes from PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace

The effort is working.

Our frequency of accidents continues to drop this year as compared to last year.

It could be dumb luck, but I don’t think so. As I travel around and visit with plant leaders, you frequently point to plant and individual safety as being a key to work satisfaction.

Put simply, if you are scared at work, you will find something else to do.

The key to improved safety is making it a “top of mind” priority.

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Notes from PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace

Better or worse?

One of the questions you are asked each year in our annual plant survey is whether you are clear about what is expected of you.

Years ago, when I was an HR Pro, I worked with supervisors and managers to find a way to summarize what we look for from our employees.  We came up with a list of 10 Commitments that we would like each team member to embrace. You may have seen them printed up somewhere in your facility.

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Notes from PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace

Lean and Clean

One of the questions you are asked each year in our annual plant survey is whether you are clear about what is expected of you.

Years ago, when I was an HR Pro, I worked with supervisors and managers to find a way to summarize what we look for from our employees.  We came up with a list of 10 Commitments that we would like each team member to embrace. You may have seen them printed up somewhere in your facility.

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Notes from PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace

100% Uptime

One of the questions you are asked each year in our annual plant survey is whether you are clear about what is expected of you.

Years ago, when I was an HR Pro, I worked with supervisors and managers to find a way to summarize what we look for from our employees.  We came up with a list of 10 Commitments that we would like each team member to embrace. You may have seen them printed up somewhere in your facility.

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Teamwork

One of the questions you are asked each year in our annual plant survey is whether you are clear about what is expected of you.

Years ago, when I was an HR Pro, I worked with supervisors and managers to find a way to summarize what we look for from our employees.  We came up with a list of 10 Commitments that we would like each team member to embrace. You may have seen them printed up somewhere in your facility.

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Work Smart-Technique and Consistency

One of the questions you are asked each year in our annual plant survey is whether you are clear about what is expected of you.

Years ago, when I was an HR Pro, I worked with supervisors and managers to find a way to summarize what we look for from our employees.  We came up with a list of 10 Commitments that we would like each team member to embrace. You may have seen them printed up somewhere in your facility.

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On Time and Quick Start.

One of the questions you are asked each year in our annual plant survey is whether you are clear about what is expected of you.

Years ago, when I was an HR Pro, I worked with supervisors and managers to find a way to summarize what we look for from our employees.  We came up with a list of 10 Commitments that we would like each team member to embrace. You may have seen them printed up somewhere in your facility.

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“Safety Freeze”

One of the questions you are asked each year in our annual plant survey is whether you are clear about what is expected of you.

Years ago, when I was an HR Pro, I worked with supervisors and managers to find a way to summarize what we look for from our employees.  We came up with a list of 10 Commitments that we would like each team member to embrace. You may have seen them printed up somewhere in your facility.

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When it comes to a job

In a Harvard Business Review article written by Lori Goler, Janelle Gale, Brynn Harrington and Adam Grant, the authors referred to some surveys they do at Facebook which collects information on what their employees want.

According to the authors, they found very little difference among employees of all ages and occupations. When it comes to a job, every employee seeks a career, a community, and a cause.

Career means meaningful work. They want their job to matter.

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