Field Notes

Jun

16

Work Smart

WORK SMART. Do your homework and be prepared for all meetings, calls, and appointments.  Be organized and plan your work for maximum efficiency. Solve problems before they happen by anticipating future issues, planning for contingencies, and addressing them in advance.  Think things through.

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Jun

14

Be a Brand Ambassador

BE A BRAND AMBASSADOR. Live our mission statement. Everything we do is built on trust and trust is built on relationships.  Make smart decisions that enhance long-term relationships.  We’re all responsible for, and benefit from, Field’s image and reputation.  Act in a way that brings honor to us all.

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Jun

09

Share Information

SHARE INFORMATION. Communicate.  Communicate.  Learn to ask yourself, “Who else needs to know this?”  With appropriate respect for confidentiality, practice transparency and share information freely.  The more people know, the better we can collaborate, and the more effective we can be.

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Jun

07

Communicate Personally

WHEN IN DOUBT, COMMUNICATE PERSONALLY. When delivering difficult or complex messages, or in emotionally charged situations, speak “live” versus hiding behind e-mail or voicemail.  Where appropriate, follow-up in writing to confirm your understanding.

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May

25

Inc Best Workplaces Award

Field listed to Inc.’s inaugural 50 Best Workplaces, the first such measurement of American companies with up to 500 employees that deploy state-of-the-art techniques to keep their staff happy and productive.

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May

23

Act like an Owner

THINK AND ACT LIKE AN OWNER. Make decisions by asking yourself, “What would I do if this were my company? Could I be making or saving the company more by doing it differently?”  Spend the company’s money like it was yours.  Our job is to take care of the customer and make money doing it.

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Apr

26

Ask Questions

ASK QUESTIONS. The quality of the information you get is directly related to the quality of the questions you ask.  Be curious, ask thoughtful questions, and listen intently to the answers.  Be more interested in asking and listening than in speaking.  Asking questions is the best way to learn and is critical to Field’s overall approach.  Be a sponge.

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Mar

31

Changing the Perception

Today is the last day of March which is Women’s History Month. To celebrate, all week we’ve been posting interviews we’ve held with women in the manufacturing sector focused on changing the perception of women in the industry. I can only hope that the insight gained from these interviews will spark some conversations which will result in positive changes.  Enjoy the last few interviews.

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Mar

30

Changing the Perception

Below is our second set of interviews with 3 women who work in manufacturing.

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Mar

29

Changing the Perception

How do we get more women into the industries, like manufacturing, when the perception is still that it’s a man’s job? We asked these questions and a few more to women who currently work in the manufacturing sector. We hope these next few posts will shine some light on how to change the perceptions of the industry.

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Mar

28

Changing the Perception

A few years ago I was asked the following question, and was told most adults do not get it right, but most children under the age of 12 do.  Here it is:  A man and his boy were in a terrible car accident. Both went to the hospital, the man died. The surgeon walked into the operating room to perform surgery on the boy. 

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Mar

15

Continuous Improvement

BE RELENTLESS ABOUT CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT AND ELIMINATING WASTE. Regularly reevaluate how you work to find ways to improve and eliminate all types of waste.  Don’t be satisfied with the status quo. “Because we’ve always done it that way” is not a reason.  Use technology to improve our efficiency, competitiveness, quality, and safety.

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