Manufacturing needs a management makeover

Why aren't more manufacturing firms reaping the productivity benefits that come from training, motivating and involving their employees?

The Conversation

International research is mounting on the case for a group of management tools -- known as high performance work practices -- for improving business performance and the evidence is particularly compelling in manufacturing.

So why isn’t the Australian manufacturing industry abuzz with these practices?

We are not talking about millions of dollars of investment in R&D or capital. We are talking about a set of human resource practices that are focused on:

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