Positive Distraction Workforce
Habitat International has grown its bottom line using a largely disabled workforce.
It was an important day at Habitat International Inc. in Chattanooga, Tenn. Factory workers, who manufacture indoor and outdoor grass carpet for putting greens and patios, were expecting some bigwigs. A group of 60 from Walgreens Co. was on its way to unlock Habitat’s management secrets. How did leaders cultivate a workforce with practically no turnover or absenteeism, with such skill that there never was a back order and the defect rate was less than half a percent? What’s more, the company’s...
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