New blog features expertise on collaboration and engagement

Jan 08, 2014

Overland Resource Group, a labor-management collaboration consulting group based in Kansas, will be sharing its expertise on achieving operational goals through workforce engagement and collaboration with a broad audience in a monthly blog in Plant Services magazine entitled, “Common Ground.”

“These are key elements in the successful operation of manufacturing facilities,” said Mike Bacidore, editor-in-chief of the trade publication that reaches 150,000 leaders in the manufacturing sector each month. “In today’s competitive global economy, the relationships between managers, employees and unionized workforces can make the difference between which companies prosper and which don’t. We are very pleased to have Overland included among the content-providers who give our readers a wealth of current and useful information for optimizing operations.”

“Common Ground” will provide manufacturing leaders with guidance on how to: develop internal structures and systems that facilitate sustainable engagement; enhance leadership capabilities; effectively address workplace conflict; build business understanding among employees; and utilize employee engagement and labor-management collaboration to improve operational performance. Overland’s first blog covers the seven drivers of employee commitment, which leaders can utilize to deliberately create a culture in which employees consistently support efforts to achieve business results.

“We have seen major manufacturing plants at the point of closure become revitalized and profitable when the human capital issues are effectively addressed,” said Overland President Robert Hughes. “We’re eager to share with the readers of Plant Services magazine the important principles we’ve learned– and concrete examples we’ve seen– over our three decades of consulting.”

Read the blog, “Common Ground.”