How do we achieve a skilled workforce that is dedicated and committed?

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Dr. John Psarouthakis

Executive Editor

How do we achieve a skilled workforce that is dedicated and committed?

That will seek to eliminate inefficiencies.

That will be flexible in the face of rapid product changeovers?

That will be open to new ways of doing things.

That will renew America’s reputation for quality.

I cannot generalize about what everyone should do. But I can tell you about what has worked for me – and showed great promise for the future.

At J.P. Industries, the manufacturing company i founded and joined the Fortune 500 industrial companies, we had a philosophy called

“Better Makes Us Best.”

Let me take just a couple of minutes to describe the background of this philosophy and then in another short article I will share with you some of our success stories.

“Better Makes Us Best” is a philosophy I have followed all of my life. I have overcome adversities throughout the years by believing the following:

By striving to perform better each day than we did the day before, and by setting realistic, attainable and yet worthy goals, we can be more successful and more fulfilled. Goals stimulate us to move forward. Goals are the yardstick by which we measure our growth and performance.

 

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