One Big Reason Your Manufacturing Company Isn’t Growing, Won’t Get Acquired, and Needs a Kick in The Pants

Human drama affects every organization, even manufacturing that likes to believe that every problem can be solved with a technical solution. Let’s level set our expectations for the sake of the next five minutes you spend reading this post by agreeing on that basic premise. 

  • Has your company missed project deadlines because of conflict between senior leaders? 

  • Has your revenue been pushed down two quarters or more because the proverbial left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing? 

  •  Has anyone complained of the company being divided into silos?  

  • Final question, I promise: Do you know exactly how much this is costing your company every year?  

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Ariana Blossom
Conflict in the Manufacturing Industry

The manufacturing industry is chalk-full of passionate, hard-working, smart groups of people. Within these groups, there typically live two divisions of labor….the production work force and the client-facing sales force. Each group has goals, skills and knowledge and plenty of work-ethic to go around. 

Why then does there seem to be a common challenge between these two divisions? Why is unproductive conflict more common than not in manufacturing companies? Afterall, these are good people with good intentions, right?

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Ariana Blossom